2016 Picture Archive

We are pleased to provide a gallery of pictures from a selection of the many events that we have hosted, sponsored or attended during 2016.    We hope it shows a representative selection of event photographs.   There are archives of some of the past years activities elsewhere.    Return to the Gallery Page to select the year.    To view or download them, please click on each photograph.

 Senior Citizens Party 20th February 2016

The Party for over 170 Senior Citizens started with a stage show and concluded with a tea, sandwiches and cakes accompanied by a jaz sextet. Prizes were given out by the Mayor of East Grinstead and the May Queen, one of these to the oldest person present aged 98 years.

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Swimathon 5th March 2016

A great night was enjoyed at The Kings Centre at this years Swimathon, kindly sponsored by McDonalds represented here by John O'Dwyer.    Teams from Bloomin Arts, Tadpoles, 1st FR Falcons, 8th East Grinstead Scouts, St Peters School, Pericles, EG & Crawley Parkinsons, Imberhorne School Tanzania Exchange and Sackville School were represented and the level of competition to complete the most laps in the time allowed was intense.    Over £3000 was raised from sponsorship and shared between the teams and the Lions Club. Fantastic, thank you all.

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East Grinstead Vintage Bus Day 10th April 2016

This annual event provides spectacle and participation for the residents of East Grinstead and visitors with vintage busses on parade and free rides to several different destinations. The Lions provided Tea, Coffee and other refreshments in the High Street as part of our fundraising efforts.

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May Fair 2nd May 2016

This years May Fair took place on Monday 2nd May in the High Street at East Grinstead. The High Street was closed to all traffic for the day to provide space for the many stalls and side shows that will help East Grinstead Lions raise money for local charities. The weather was a little disappointing but we were able to raise several thousand pounds for our charity work thanks to the generosity of the public.

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Mayors Charity Gift 9th May 2016

We were delighted to be the recipients of one of Mayor Clr Dick Sweatman's chosen charities this year.    The picture shows the 'large' cheque which was presented to our Lion President Mike Barty and Don James for £27,500.

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The Guinea Pig Club AGM 20th May 2016

East Grinstead Lions Club was delighted to assist at the final AGM of the Guinea Pig Club which was formed by Mr McIndoe during WW2 to help those airmen who had suffered burns. There were 649 Guinea Pigs at the end of the war; 62% British, 20% Canadian, 6% Australian, 6% New Zealanders and 6% from other countries. The pictures show the final luncheon and the presentation of the Club Banner by Brian Richens to the Guinea Pig Club Chairman Sam Gallop CBE. The Town Council presented a commemorative pin badge of the 75 and last AGM.

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East Grinstead Town Carnival 3rd July 2016

East Grinstead Town held this event starting with a carnival procession through the town followed by entertainment at East Court. The East Grinstead Lions assisted with the stewarding during the road closures and provided stalls providing refreshments including candy floss, popcorn and hot dogs.

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Donkey Derby 17th July 2016

The pictures show all the fun of the Donkey Derby event which was once again held on the Field behind the Kings Leisure Centre in East Grinstead. The event included Donkey Racing, Donkey Rides, Side Shows, Refreshments, a Fun Dog Show and other entertainment including a Belly Dancing demonstration by hipsinc. The pictures also show the winning jockeys receiving their rosettes.

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RDA East Park 16th September 2016

East Grinstead Lions we're delighted to present a cheque for £3000 from monies raised from this years Donkey Derby. The Lions Club helps financially and with volunteer helpers during the year. The pictures show the presentation to Sally O'Neill East Park's Chief Trainer with RDA volunteers and children from St Stephens school Godstone, some from the visually impaired unit. The Ponies are Star (grey) & Teddy.  The Second picture shows the children mounted and ready for a ride. East park gives up to 48 disadvantaged children a week the chance to ride a pony and has to fund raise all running costs.  

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Schools Cross Country Run 2016

The lions supported this years event serving teas and coffees and other refreshments raising £10k  

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East Grinstead Lions Charter Night 15th October 2016

The Lions and their guests enjoying this years anniversary dinner at Chartham Park Golf Club

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 bookstall 2016 

With the help of Southern Region the club is pleased

to announce that the Lions Club has installed

THREE bookstalls at the following

stations:-  East Grinstead, Dormans & Lingfield

New Bookstalls at local Stations

Commuters are asked to donate £1 per book

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Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016

The lions provided stewarding for this event and the Lion President Brian Richens laid a wreath on behalf of East Grinstead Lions and Lions clubs International

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FATFACE store Charity Collection Saturday 26th November 2016

The pictures show FATFACE Manager Sharon Maidment and her team outside the Fatface shop in East Grinstead High Street collecting for the charity which they will share with the East Grinstead Lions Club

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Santa's Grotto 4th December 2016

The picture shows the Town Mayor, Santa, the May Queen and our Lion at the annual Lions Santa's Grotto in Queens Walk

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 2016 card swop dinner 

Card Swop Dinner Tuesday 13th December 2016

The picture shows members and their partners enjoying their annual Card Swop dinner at Charham Park Golf Club

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Updated 20.12.16