Community Service 2018

The Communiy Service Committee considers all requests made directly to the Club from the local community for help and assistance and we also actively seek any situation where we can help any individual, club or organisation.   If you are aware of any situation where some additional help is needed please let us know by using the Contact Us page.

   Prostate Cancer FREE PSA Test

The Club together with PCaSO (a charity) arranged for a FREE PSA Prostate Test to be available to Men between 45 and 80 years. This took place on Saturday 24th November and 326 men were tested. For further information about  Prostate Cancer CLICK HERE

In view of this success, East Grinstead Lions are now considering a further Test Date in the Autumn of 2019


Emergency: Click here for a list of Defibrillators in East Grinstead

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Winners Announced

Following the success of our first Dream Scheme venture during 2016/17 we have repeated the process and having received a number of entries and submissions the Scheme is now closed.   As you are aware, in order to respond to these submissions we set aside a fund exclusively for the scheme. The East Grinstead & District Lions Club have completed the judging and are the final arbiters of where the funds will be allocated. Over £10,000 in cheques were present to the winners at our Business Meeting in September.  Photographs are included on our Gallery Page

Community Services 2018

With the people of East Grinstead's help we have funded a wide range of projects and we will show below is just a sample of some of them made during 2018.  Some events are held every year and have become part of the East Grinstead calendar. Providing this level of service support is only achieved thanks to the generousity of those in the East Grinstead area in supporting our fund raising activities. We thank you most sincerely. 

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Provided funds for Message in a Bottle a method of ensuring that people helping in an emergency are able to quickly understand the medical condition of the person and what medicines they take.

2019 EG Lions SCP

The annual Senior Citizens' Party for approximately 200 people will be held on 26th January from 2pm until 5pm. at the Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead.

To apply for tickets contact Ian Forbes, Hurst Oak, 1 Southlands, East Grinstead, West Sussex. RH19 4BN. or via email at: [email protected]. Telephone: 01342 326785.

This years raffle to raise money for this event has now been drawn. For details of the Winning Ticket numbers Click Here

Prostate Cancer Awareness & Testing

We conducted a PSA Testing event on 24th November 2018 at East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead.  

Special Needs Holidays - a new service

Holidays - for the the future we are taking a different approach to the provision of holidays for people with special needs who would not normally be able to find or afford a suitable holiday which provides the right level of support. We will be liaising with specialists in our community to identify the most needy people. Please use the Contact Us page if you wish to discuss this with us.


Provided a spectacle and hearing aid recycling scheme.  East Grinstead Lions collect old discarded spectacles from the main opticians in East Grinstead (Alexanders, Aurthur Hayes, Scrivens, Vision Express, Boots, Specsavers, Doctors Surgeries and the Queen Victoria Hospital which are then sent to the Lions main sorting office in Chichester where they are cleaned, sorted and graded and sent to developing countries to help improve sight and hearing.

lcif_v2c_thumb Supported the 'A Million Miracles, Sightsavers’ appeal aiming to raise funds for one million sight-restoring operations by 2018.

blood Supported LIBRA which is a Lions' Charity that sponsors research into blood diseases e.g. Leukaemia, Sickle Cell disease, at King's College Hospital. To learn more Click Here. For the latest newsletter please Click Here

Local Donations  during 2017/18

1. Donation to Lions District Youth Activities

2. East Park Riding for the Disabled

3. Home adaptions for disabled children

4. New cooker for disadvantaged family

5. To Brighton Lions Club for Life Limited Children

6. Swimming Pool Hire for Tadpoles to use on club nights

7. Local resident towards computer equipment to assist with employment opportunities

8. Towards equipment for Blooming Arts

9. Towards Scout Hut and Building Works

10. Summer Coach Outing

11. To support former members of HM Forces with medical difficulties

12. To local childrens hospice

13. Donation of personalise FM system for juveniles with neurological hearing conditions

14. Welfare payment

15. Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance for Head Scanner

16. Donation towards pre-school extension costs

17. Christmas lights display

18. Equiment to assist Breast Reconstruction patients

and many more..........

  A summary of the activities of the club during 2017 can be found by Clicking Here

Want to Help? During the year many other events are supported by the East Grinstead Lions.  If you would like to join us, or assist in any way, please contact us using the Contact Us page.

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 Updated  4.12.18