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East Grinstead & District Lions Club CIO

Over 50 Years of Service

 

This website is the home of the East Grinstead and District Lions Club CIO (a charitable incorporated organisation) which has been serving the people of East Grinstead and District since 1968. The picture below shows the International Flag Set including all the nations in the world where there are Lions Clubs

2021 Flag Set

The Club is thus part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organisation in the world, with more than 1.3 million members, serving their communities in 205 countries.   The Lions Club year runs from 1st July to 30th June. The purposes and ethics for our organisation can be read on the following pages.    We are very active in and around East Grinstead. For example in the year 2017/2018 we donated over £36,000 to local and international charities, including disaster funds in the United Kingdom and abroad and gave over 3800 hours of voluntary service.

If you think you can help us & the local community and would like to have some fun whilst you do it, why not Volunteer A Little of YOUR Time.


  WINTER  WENCESLAS   PROJECT

At Christmas we're reminded of Good King Wenceslas, who took pity on a poor woodsman gathering winter fuel, and took steps to ease his poverty for a time.

East Grinstead is of course where the famous Christmas Carol was written, so it's especially appropriate that the town and its Lions Club should think about the Good King and his Good Deeds at this time, and give some thought for the needy: particularly those in fuel and other seasonal poverty. 

We are therefore running this Winter Wenceslas Campaign to invite those who receive the Winter Fuel Allowance to consider donating some or all of it to benefit those in the local community struggling to keep warm in poverty this Winter.

2020 Wenceslas

To Donate, please go to our Just Giving Wenceslas page at

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/EGLionsWenceslas

or send a cheque made out to

'East Grinstead and District Lions Club'

send to:

East Grinstead Lions Club, 11 Barton Crescent, East Grinstead, RH19 4NR

On behalf of the families and individuals we can help this winter, East Grinstead Lions would like to thank you for your kind donation.

                            


 Coronavirus COVID - 19

For the foreseeable future, club business & committee meetings will be conducted online. You can still contact the club through our "Contact Us" page and via our telephone number. We regret that some of our usual events will either be postponed or cancelled.

This site is packed with information and continues to be developed and expanded. For Membership Click HERE, for Service Click HERE, for Fund Raising Click HERE, for our Programme Click HERE, for Support Us Click HERE and we have a Gallery Click HERE showing pictures of many of the activities and events that we have been up to.   So please read on to find out what we do and perhaps what you might be able to do if you JOIN US.  

If you are interested in joining us please download the Membership Enquiry Form from the Club Page and complete your contact details and then email it back to us. Alternatively send your contact details direct via email to the Club Secretary at: [email protected] or contact the Club Secretary Richard Maynard on 0345 833 9506 or make yourself known via the Contact Us page. We would be pleased to welcome you to one of our meetings (when the current lockdown rules permit) where you can have an opportunity to see what we do and talk to the team.

Vision Statement

'To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service'

 

Mission Statement

"To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs'

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Updated 20.1.21