Fundraising 2022

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 Tony Hardisty, Sharan Billings, Mike Barty, Steve Ellis, Nick Gibson,, Harry Horsburgh, Angela Kyle, Richard Maynard, David Wadsworth, Richard Parr, Rex Whittaker, Bob Norton, Paul Johnson, Ron Millen, Sean McDonnell, Ruthie Bowers, Karen Cairns, Kayley Stevens and Jill Pyper.          

Fund Raising



Book Sales                       

     The club opened a book shop on the 2nd Floor of Martells Department Store in London Road.     It is our First Anniversary this May and an amazing £4,400 has been raised thanks to public support and the Martell family for providing the space in the store.  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.


Sponsored Swim

March 2022

  Unfortunately this event in 2020 had to be cancelled but we have rescheduled it in March 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 

2nd May 2022


Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled in 2020 but we held again on 2nd May 2022. This event started in 1979 and is held in the picturesque East Grinstead High Street on May Day Bank Holiday Monday or the closest date to that from 10am until 4pm. 


Donkey Derby

24th July 2022



East Grinstead Lions are delighted to announce that the 2022 Donkey Derby and Fun Dog Show is BACK!   The event will be held on Sunday 24th 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 Dog Show will award rosetts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each of the catagories

There will be Tote Facilities, Donkey Rides, Stalls, Childrens Rides, Beer Tent and other refreshments. Donkey racing is provided with the support of Riding for the Disabled. Why not club together with friends and family to sponsor a Donkey for £25. That will help defray the costs of the event and help us with our community work in the district.

For sponsorship see form  please CLICK HERE


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East Court Live

June 5th, July 3rd and 7th August 2022

  The Lions will be present providing refreshments, Popcorn and Candyflos. Look out for updates on the Councils website


Christmas Raffle

10th December


Subject to COVID plans are being put in place for 2022 December. 

Advent Calendar   Out Annual Advent Calendar operation hasve closed for 2023 - try again next year!

Coronavirus COVID - 19 other events supported by the East Grinstead Lions to raise funds may be curtailed.

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 3.5.22