Update: The community minibus has now been replaced! See community minibus page
As many of you will know, during 2019 we sadly lost our community minibus to an accident and were striving hard to replace it as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we’ve received a wonderful testimonial from one of its regular users, 2nd Nene Scouts, an extract from which follows:› Continue reading…
A bit short notice we appreciate but THE WOOLPACK STANGROUND are holding an all day MOTOWN music event on Saturday this week (the 27th July) with proceeds to come to Peterborough Lions Club. Whether you are already a regular or just fancy checking out a pub new to you both Meri, the landlady, and Peterborough Lions Club will be most grateful for your support.
Meri used to run The Heron in Stanground, before the freeholders sold it off for housing. She took over The Woolpack on the departure of the previous landlord and has invested a great deal of effort in bringing it up to scratch. There is a lovely Beer Garden which runs down to the river, and food is on offer; why not go for Sunday lunch if you can’t make Saturday.
Our annual Showtime is three days of fantastic entertainment at the Parkway Sports and Social Club, provided free of charge by Peterborough Lions to senior citizens and other sheltered housing residents.
Thankfully the talents at Westwood Musical Society provide the entertainment and we are mostly relegated to the kitchen to make the tea!
It was another great success and we look forward to being back next year. Thank you to Lion Gaby Sharman and her team for organising it, to everyone who helped on the night, and to everyone who helped us raise money over the past year to fund projects like this.
Peterborough Lion President Richard Willis chose for his President’s Project to raise money for public access defibrillators for the Peterborough area.
The first of these is now installed and operational outside the main entrance to the Town Hall (on the wall outside the Light Box cafe and bar). This will make it accessible to a popular and busy area of the town centre at all hours.
The second is in the porch at Kingfisher Court, Stanground, where it will be available should it be needed for Kingfisher Court residents or anyone else in the local area.
The purpose of these public access defibrillators is to provide 24 hour access to life saving equipment. Should they be needed, following a 999 call for an ambulance the access code for the cabinet can be issued and guidance given on their use. Additionally, staff at local businesses in town and at Kingfisher Court will be provided with training (again funded as part of Lion Richard’s project). This training is extended to members of the public with a specific need (such as a relative or neighbour at high risk of cardiac arrest). The available places are limited, please contact Lion Richard for further information.
The following Press Release is also available:
- Stanground Public Access Defibrillator (Press Release) – Download
It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate Easter with chocolate eggs, and (optionally) a bit of a pub crawl, all for the good of local causes!
Once again we’ve “hidden” (see map!!) giant chocolate eggs in pubs* and other locations around Peterborough. This time, though, they’re Thorton’s eggs. Does that whet your appetite? The read on!
If you find one (typically on the bar or somewhere obvious), all you need to do is pick a box on the grid held in each pub (and other location), make a modest donation to great causes, and wait to see if you win. (Whether you trek on to the next location or stay put is up to you!)
Is that a hunt or a crawl? (Does it matter?)
Sometimes helping a charity means finding a poor volunteer standing in cold rain, shaking a bucket (the shaking being a natural response to the cold). But sometimes we make it easy. (No volunteers were made to suffer in the making of this fund raising campaign!)
Each egg is accompanied by a fluffy toy as second prize. Parents are free to choose whether the egg or the toy should be shared with their kids, though!
* If pubs aren’t your thing, but great farm fresh food is, then we’ve still got you covered! Check out the list!
Thank you to everybody who took part in our Heroes & Villains quiz! Whether you were lucky enough to be listed below as one of our winners, or never got past the first question, your support is invaluable to us and we cannot do any good work in the community without your support.
At our February club business meeting we were fortunate to have District Governor Lion Mandy Hawksley visiting us, and she was happy to carry out the winners draw with the help of other visitors and club members.
The winners all succeeded in achieving 100% – well done to all of you. They were drawn in the following order:
- L Paterson (Tillicoultry) – wins £100
- J Fletcher (St Albans) – wins £75
- J Myhill (Melksham) – wins £50
- D Baker (Daventry) – wins £25
- J Catling (Peterborough) – wins £10
- A Lyniburn (Market Deeping) – wins £10
- D Nash (Gloustershires) – wins £10
- C Pairman (Tillicoultry) – wins £10
- U Murray (London) – wins £10
- S Jones (Derby) – wins £10
Thanks again to everyone who took part. An answer sheet is available to download above.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss this year’s Quiz, to be released in September, why not join our mailing list?
Our famous LIONS QUIZ SHEETS 2018/19 edition, will be available, bang on time, from the 1st of September 2018.
Where to get it
Lions volunteers can often be found at supermarkets and other locations selling the quiz, and they are also on sale from other shops and locations. We are heavily dependent on the support of supermarkets and other local businesses and charities for their help selling the quiz (with charities retaining 50% of the sale value towards their own fundraising efforts).
The 2018/19 Quiz will be available to purchase from the 1st of September 2018; click on ‘Quiz Sheets’ in the menu for locations where they can be purchased and collected. Any local business that would be interested in helping us sell the quiz should contact us – we really would love to hear from you!
If you can’t get to one of the locations in person, then don’t worry because for a postage and handling fee of £1 (no matter how many you order) you can buy them online. Or, if you prefer, you can send a large stamped addressed envelope with a cheque for £1.50 for per quiz sheet to:
Lion Carol Rogers
63 Riverside Mead
On Sunday, 5th August 2018, members of Peterborough Lions Club took fun and games, including our ‘Unlock the Lion’s Cage’ game, to the Itter Park fun day. Always, it seems, very well attended the glorious weather once again brought out the crowds.
The games netted a return of £110.40 for Lions’ funds, all of which will be used to support charities and good causes. The President’s thanks go to those Lions that braved the heat to run the stall and help to set it up and take it down.
At their regular monthly meeting, held at Ebenezers Social Club on Tuesday 12th June 2018, Peterborough Lions Club ‘badged up’ four new members. These included Chris Ash, His Worship the Mayor of Peterborough, which postholder is traditionally invited to join at the first convenient meeting following Mayor Making.
The other new members were Kathy Hughes, Peter Heywood, and Suzanne Roberts. A former member, Ann Hewlett, also attended with a view to re-joining in the near future.
In addition to regular business the meeting also heard an informative presentation by Neil Barker of Macmillan Cancer Support Services, highlighting their role in the chain of cancer research and care in the community.
On Saturday 9th June 2018 Peterborough Lions Club hosted a pub-style quiz at Eye community centre. Lions Kevin Rodgers and Jane McLean did a Trojan job of compiling the questions, with a ‘match the quotations to the famous people’ picture round testing most people.
A lovely fish-and-chip supper was provided by Fryz of Bretton, who also donated a £25 voucher as a raffle prize, for which many thanks. www.fryz.co.uk
The evening raised a net £315.39 for Lions funds, all of which will be used to support local charities and worthy causes. It is hoped to hold another, similar, quiz before Christmas so if you fancy a fun evening out watch this space!