Community Service

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The Communiy Service Committee considers all requests made directly to the Club from the local community for help and assistance and we also actively seek any situation where we can help any individual, club or organisation.   If you are aware of any situation where some additional help is needed please let us know by using the Contact Us page.

A summary of the activities of the club during 2017 can be found by Clicking Here

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Following the success of our first Dream Scheme venture during 2016/17 we have decided to repeat the process and will again be inviting and involving local clubs, organisation’s and charities to bid for funding from us to enable them to fulfil a long held Dream. ClickHere for a poster

 The Dream may be in any category but should be aimed at either a standalone opportunity or a contribution to a project, which without additional funding, may not be completed.   In order to respond to your submissions we have set aside a fund exclusively for the scheme. Organisations are invited to submit their requests to East Grinstead & District Lions Club who will be the final arbiters of where the funds will be allocated.   Submissions should be sent by 31st May 2018 and be addressed to:-

Community Services Chairman, East Grinstead & District Lions Club, 41, Brooklands Way, East Grinstead, West Sussex. RH19 1SL

Community Services 2018

With the people of East Grinstead's help we have funded a wide range of projects and we will show below is just a sample of some of them made during 2018.  Some events are held every year and have become part of the East Grinstead calendar. Providing this level of service support is only achieved thanks to the generousity of those in the East Grinstead area in supporting our fund raising activities. We thank you most sincerely. 

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Provided funds for Message in a Bottle a method of ensuring that people helping in an emergency are able to quickly understand the medical condition of the person and what medicines they take.


The annual Senior Citizens' Party for approximately 200 people is held in February. For a Poster Click Here

For an Application Form please Click Here

Prostate Cancer Awareness & Testing

East Grinstead Lions are helping to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer in the District. Details ca be viewed by Clicking Here. For a copy of the flier Click Here.

We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a PSA Testing event on 24th November 2018 at East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, so look out for our posters nearer that date as participating in the event will be by appointment only. 

Special Needs Holidays - a new service

Holidays - for the the future we are taking a different approach to the provision of holidays for people with special needs who would not normally be able to find or afford a suitable holiday which provides the right level of support. We will be liaising with specialists in our community to identify the most needy people. Please use the Contact Us page if you wish to discuss this with us.

rda Provided ongoing support for East Park Riding for the Disabled Group at Little Brook Equestrian in Newchapel 


Provided a spectacle and hearing aid recycling scheme.  East Grinstead Lions collect old discarded spectacles from the main opticians in East Grinstead (Alexanders, Aurthur Hayes, Scrivens, Vision Express, Boots, Specsavers, Doctors Surgeries and the Queen Victoria Hospital which are then sent to the Lions main sorting office in Chichester where they are cleaned, sorted and graded and sent to developing countries to help improve sight and hearing.

lcif_v2c_thumb Supported the 'A Million Miracles, Sightsavers’ appeal aiming to raise funds for one million sight-restoring operations by 2018.

blood Supported LIBRA which is a Lions' Charity that sponsors research into blood diseases e.g. Leukaemia, Sickle Cell disease, at King's College Hospital. To learn more Click Here. For the latest newsletter please Click Here

 Local Donations

1. To Special Families charity in East Grinstead

2. East Park Riding for the Disabled

3. Home adaptions for disabled children

4. Towards a new entrance gate to Sackville College

5. To Brighton Lions Club for Life Limited Children

6. Swimming Pool Hire for Tadpoles to use on club nights

7. Local resident towards computer equipment to assist with employment opportunities

8. Towards equipment for Blooming Arts

9. Towards Scout Hut and Building Works

10. New wheel chair for local resident

11. To support former members of HM Forces with medical difficulties

12. To local childrens hospice

13. Towards the cost of a hoist for disabled toilets

14. Greenstede Talking News

15. Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance for Head Scanner

16. Holidays for five diadvantaged families

Want to Help? During the year many other events are supported by the East Grinstead Lions.  If you would like to join us, or assist in any way, please contact us using the Contact Us page.

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 Updated  20.3.18