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Pandemic activity update:

Well, another year begins and Peterborough Lions Club is STILL unable to hold physical meetings; thank goodness for Zoom!

As you can see below, we were forced to curtail Santa’s visits before Christmas, so our fund raising has been limited. We have NOT, though, been inactive, in spite of Coronavirus restrictions.

We have made, and continue to make, monthly donations of food and long shelf-life drinks to the PETERBOROUGH FOOD BANK – this is food donated by Lions club members. Amounts vary by month, eg September 35 kg, October 60kg, November 48kg, December 103kg, Jan 2021 35kg; donations earlier in the year were made but not recorded.

We have also supplied:

“MARY’S CHILD” (Yaxley & Farcet Churches) with a donation towards supporting vulnerable families with food and toiletries in July.

SOUTHFIELDS SCHOOL PTA with a donation towards food hampers for needy families. Made in December

The club have, in our February meeting, agreed to supply the LIGHT HOUSE PROJECT, Peterborough with a donation towards refreshments for visitors to the Garden House (Homeless support hub). This, along with two packs of coffee will be delivered later in the month.

Today, it was announced that Peterborough will be amongst many places moving into a new Tier 4 of COVID restrictions. This has forced many of us to completely change or cancel out Christmas plans, and Peterborough Lions Club are no different.

Santa joined us on a hastily arranged Zoom call this evening and here’s what he had to say:

  1. First and foremost, Christmas is NOT cancelled. Santa knows who’s been good, he knows what you’re hoping to find in your stockings, and he is exempt from the Tier 4 restriction so will still be visiting you on Christmas Eve.
  2. Santa wanted to say thank you to the people of Peterborough who have come to see him on tour around Orton Wistow last night, or outside Sainsbury’s today or last weekend. He loves seeing you, even with social distancing, and he, along with Peterborough Lions Club, thank you for your generous donations which will be put to good use around Peterborough next year.
  3. But: Santa, and all of us involved with bringing him to you, have no alternative but to accept that for this year that must come to an abrupt end. This is to protect your safety and the safety of his Peterborough Lions helpers. Santa will return to his workshop to make sure that everything is ready for when he sees you in just six sleep’s time.
  4. Santa is extremely sad that he will not now be able to tour Netherton tomorrow, nor Stanground next Wednesday. But he has assured us that this just means he’ll have to bring extra chocolates when he returns in 2021.

Peterborough Lions Club would like to add that we thank Santa for his company this year and look forward to seeing him again next year.

You can find details about the projects supported by the money raised elsewhere on this website, including:

  • Our community minibus, provided free of charge for use by local community groups
  • Our current President’s nominate project supporting Peterborough Rape-Crisis Care Group.
  • We hope that 2021 will allow the return of our annual Showtime, providing an entertaining free night out for hundreds of adults in care homes
  • Not to mention many smaller projects.

If you had planned to donate to us in person, but now cannot, you can donate via our website. You can also buy one (or several) of our quiz sheets – past and present – from our store.

Thank you Peterborough for your support. See you soon, stay safe.

Lights, Camera, Lockdown!
Free “Lights, Camera Lockdown!” Quiz

June brings with it sunshine, and permission to meet in socially distanced outdoor groups of up to 6 people.

But we all know that the only true joy is to be found by checking off your answers for our free “Lights, Camera, Lockdown!” quiz now that you’ve had a month to work through the questions. So without further ado, the answer sheet is here!

Thank you to everyone who downloaded either of our free COVID quizzes (both of which are still available to download), and for those who subsequently visited our store to either buy past copies of our annual quiz or pre-order this year’s ahead of September.

We hope you enjoyed them and that you’ll be back for the main event in September. But for now, pick your favourite friends or relatives, and enjoy the sunshine!

Lights, Camera, Lockdown!
COVID-19 Quiz
Lights, Camera, Lockdown!

This year our club is fifty years old, so a free 50 question quiz made sense. But 50 is only half the fun of 100, so following the success of our April “Stay Home” free quiz we’ve decided to keep your brains occupied in May as well with this second “Lights, Camera, Lockdown!” freebie.

50 movies to watch during lockdown, but first you will have to work out what they are. Then, to complete the challenge, you then have to have watched them all by the end of the month when we release the answers!

Do you think you can do that? Maybe you’ve watched most of them already?

Feel free to share with friends and family, on social media, or to print out for those without access to a computer.

More information about this and our annual fundraising quiz sheets can be found here, and if you need more questions you can buy past copies of our quiz, or pre-order this year’s, from our new store.

And don’t forget you can still download our first free “Stay Home” quiz if you missed it!

Have fun!

Today is Colonel (formerly Captain) Tom’s 100th birthday, seeing over £31m raised for the NHS through his efforts and the generosity of the British public.

COVID-19 Special Stay Home

So how better could today be to release the answers to our 2020 “Stay Home” quiz, which was compiled to provide some entertainment for those of us staying home to protect that very same NHS and thus save lives?

If you missed the quiz itself, you can still download it and give it a go before checking the answers. But if you’ve already had a go, how did you do?

Please let us know through our Facebook Page or contact us by other means as your feedback is really helpful to us.

And if you check back here, or on our Facebook page, early next month, we might have something else to keep you busy until our 2020/21 Quiz Sheets go on sale in September!

Don’t forget that our online store remains open through this period for you to pick up any past quizzes you missed.

COVID-19 has hit charity fundraising very hard. That applies to us in Lions as well as many of the organisations we support.

A well received "Thank You" to Peterborough Lions Club from Deaf Blind UK

But the needs of those organisations doesn’t go away and we’re pleased to have been able to work with Douglas Valley Lions Club, as well as drawing on funds from the UK Lions Multiple District (MD105) trust, to raise the money needed to fill the gap in Deaf Blind UK‘s own fundraising, and allow them to replace their old and unreliable 20 year old braille embosser.

Collaborations like these are fantastic, but in times when welfare expenditure exceeds our fundraising capabilities they become essential, and we’re proud to have been able to help Peterborough-based DBUK with this project. They are a reminder that even whilst isolated, we can still work together for the greater good.

The Peterborough Lions Quiz is a well established annual fundraiser for us, released every September with 100 questions to answer in return for cash prizes.

COVID-19 Special Stay Home

So at this time of national lockdown, we thought it would be fun to use the same format for a free quiz to keep the brain cells occupied during this pandemic.

This time it’s 50 questions on the subject of activities appropriate for being isolated at home. No prize, so no completion deadlines, but the answers will be released at the end of April if you want to beat that.

Feel free to share with friends and family, on social media, or to print out for those without access to a computer.

More information about this and our other quiz sheets can be found here, and if you need more questions you can buy past copies of our quiz, or pre-order this year’s, from our new store.

Have fun!

Happy Birthday to Us!

On 7th April, 1970, Peterborough Lions Club was chartered; today is our birthday!

For the five decades since then, we’ve served our community through good times and bad. Now, in the midst of a national lockdown forced on us by an invisible virus, we’re holding virtual meetings so that we can esnure that the good work carries on.

So raise a glass, eat some cake if you have some, and here’s to the next fifty!

Thank you to everyone who has played a part in the past 50 years, and to those we’ll meet in the next fifty.

Cheers!

It seems so very long ago that the 2019/20 “Fifty Fifty” quiz first started to take shape, then went to the printers, before going on sale and heading off around the country. It even seems a long time since the deadline for completed quizzes passed (it’s actually only a month). Since then we’ve been busy marking and checking your alternative answers to see if we could add them to our final list.

And finally, that left us with a handful of completely correct sheets from which to draw winners, and that prize draw happened last night at the Club’s February business meeting.

Feedback on the whole has been that this year’s was on the tough side. We’ll endeavour to re-balance things in time for the next quiz, due out in September. (For more information, see the answer sheet.)

So, without further ado, here are the winners. If you’re on the list you should be receiving your prize cheques from us shortly. If you’re not on the list, then thank-you for taking part – your support is, as always, extremely important to us.

  • First Prize (£100): R Hill (Co. Donegal)
  • Second Prize (£75): C Martin (Ely)
  • Third Prize (£50): J Baker (Chesterfield)
  • Fourth Prize (£25): T Carvill (Co. Down)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • C Chantler (Bath)
    • A Ashenhurst (Exeter)
    • V Reis (Chelmsford)
    • A Granville (Peterborough)
    • P Burden (Wokingham)
    • B Stone (Crawley)

Once again thank you to everyone who bought a quiz, whether or not you completed it and sent it back to us. We hope you’ll be back in September for the 2020/21 Quiz!

The Answer Sheet can be downloaded here:

Yes, the day has finally come; Peterborough Lions Quiz Sheets are now officially available for sale.

Peterborough Lions
Fifty-Fifty Quiz

This year Peterborough Lions Club reaches the ripe old age of 50, and so our topic this year, “Fifty-Fifty” celebrates the people (and business, events, etc) who share this milestone, as well as anything relating to the number 50 itself.

This year, our primary projects are replacing our community minibus and supporting local youth projects.

For now the easiest way to guarantee getting one is via our web shop, but over coming days they will start to be available from local shops and businesses too, and a list will be made available on our website.

Anyone who would like to help us sell them is invited to contact us, whether to sell them to raise money directly for us, or on a shared “50:50” basis where half of the sale proceeds go to another great cause that you wish to support. Over £90,000 has been raised this way in past years.

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