A major part of the Lions year is spent raising funds to enable us to fulfil our charitable work. These events are organised by the club members in the Fund Raising Committee. However, all club members take an active part in each of the individual events. The money raised is used to assist individuals and organisations that may seek our help; 95% is donated to good causes within the local community with the remaining 5% being used on International Lion projects that need global assistance, such as the impact of International disasters. To simplify the management of events the event organisers will use the email address: [email protected] for all communications.
The key events in the Annual Calender are as follows:
The club has recently placed a bookcase at East Grinstead railway station stocked with paperbacks for travellers to purchase. This installation complements the Lingfield station bookcases that have been in place for many years. The club is actively seeking more venues to increase the number of outlets.
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Our books sales at the local stations are really successful and help us to raise money for community serves in our area. Can you can help by donating good quality paperbacks? If so contact Richard Maynard on 0845 833 9506 Donations continue to be made and our picture below show a complete library donated to the Club.
This event will be held on 7th March between 6.30 and 9.30pm, where local businesses, sports clubs, schools, scouts and any group of six individuals provide teams to swim for 25 minutes in the Kings Leisure Centre, for which they obtain sponsors. The money raised is shared between the Lions 40% and the teams 60%
This event started in 1979 is usually held in the picturesque East Grinstead High Street on May Day Bank Holiday Monday BUT this year will be held on SUNDAY 3rd May because the May bank holiday has been moved, from 10am until 4pm. The High Street is closed to traffic for the day and local residents can enjoy a wide range of private and charity stalls, small fairground rides, live entertainment and supporting refreshment outlets. See the Programme Page for more details.
A new summer event for the club, the inaugural event having taken place in July 2013. It is staged on the football pitches next to the Kings Leisure Centre with a mixture of donkey racing provided with the support of Riding for the Disabled, a fun dog show and supporting side shows and stalls. This event will be in support of Lions Charities and will be held on the 26th July 2020.
The club have sold over 2800 raffle tickets outside a Waitrose supermarket during the two weeks in December 2019. The money raised will be used to hold a party for over 200 senior citizens from East Grinstead and the surrounding area. See Community Service
During the year many other events are supported by the East Grinstead Lions to raise funds. Please see the Programme Page for details
Why not join us in helping others in the Community. Send us a message on our Contact Us page or contact the Club Secretary direct.