Fundraising 2021

Raising Funds to help the Community

A major part of the Lions year is spent raising funds to enable us to fulfil our charitable work. The Club has Charity status CIO (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Commission Reference Number 1179721) 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 Fundraising Team are as follows:      Please also see our Supporter Page (including our 200 Club) where there are details of other ways that you can help the club with its charitable activities    
Chairman Ron Millen, Mike Barty, Steve Dale, Lynn Graysmark, Tony Harvey, Harry Horsburgh, Paul Johnson, Richard Maynard, David Wadsworth, Richard Parr and Jill Pyper.          

Fund Raising



Book Sales                       

     The club has recently opened a book shop on the 2nd Floor of Martells Store in London Road. This compliments a bookcase at East Grinstead railway station stocked with paperbacks for travellers to purchase and one at Lingfield station, that has been in place for many years. The club is actively seeking more venues to increase the number of outlets.   Our books sales at these venues are really successful and help us to raise money for community serves in our area. You have responded donating good quality paperbacks and we are overwhelmed.  We are NOT receiving donations at present but maybe in June/July you can contact Richard Maynard on 0845 833 9506  to donate.                  

Sponsored Swim   Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled but we will try to reschedule it in 2022. Local businesses, sports clubs, schools, scouts and any group of six individuals will 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%

May Fair   Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled. This event started in 1979 and is usually held in the picturesque East Grinstead High Street on May Day Bank Holiday Monday from 10am until 4pm.


Donkey Derby

25th July


East Grinstead Lions are delighted to announce that the 2021 Donkey Derby and fun Dog Show is BACK!   The event will be held on Sunday 25th July on the King George’s Field, Moat Road RH19 3LN.  Admission is FREE. The event opens at Midday and runs until 5pm. There will be 7 races from 1.00pm. The event will be subject to Government Guidelines where appropriate. 

There were Tote Facilities, Donkey Rides, Stalls, Childrens Rides, Beer Tent and other refreshments. Donkey racing is provided with the support of Riding for the Disabled.

For pictures see the Gallery Pages

East Court Live - 1st August   The council have cancelled the events in June and July BUT are planning an musical event on Sunday 1st August followed by Fireworks. The Lions will hope to be present  providing refreshments. Look out for updates on the Councils website

Christmas Raffle  

Subject to COVID plans are being put in place for December 2021


Coronavirus COVID - 19 Subject to the restrictions in force other events supported by the East Grinstead Lions to raise funds may be curtailed. Please see the Key Activities 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.

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 Updated 3.3.21