Community Service 2021

Helping the Community


The Communiy Service Committee considers all requests made directly to the Club from the local community for help and assistance.

During this difficult period 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.  

 The Community Services team are as follows:-

Chairman Sharan Billings, Katie Bailey, Steve Ellis, Tony Hardisty, Roger Harris, Michael Kearney, Roddy Mackenzie, Roger Mead, Jim Miller, Keith Pratt and Roger Sutcliffe.


With the people of East Grinstead's help we have funded a wide range of projects and these will be shown below as we work through the current COVID - 19 Pandemic. 

The Club has Charity status CIO (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - Commission Reference Number 1179721).

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 generosity of those in the East Grinstead area in supporting our fund raising activities. Please look out for announcements as many of our events have been cancelled because of COVID.

We thank you most sincerely for your support.




Community Action


Prostate Cancer FREE PSA Test 

NOW RESCHEDULED for 27th November 2021 


East Grinstead & District Lions Club In conjunction with PCaSO, are again sponsoring and arranging a FREE PSA test in November 2021 for Men between the age of 45 to 80. Note: If you are at special risk – have a family history of prostate cancer or are of African-Caribbean descent, we will test from age 40. We do not encourage men over 80 to be tested, unless clear symptoms are present. For further advice phone 0845 650 2555.          The event will be held at: the Meridian Hall, East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex. RH19 3LT

Details of the registration process will be published in the Autumn 2021 when we hope the Coronavirus Issues will have eased

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

message bottle

Message in a Bottle

How do I get my FREE MIAB?     Call East Grinstead Lions Club :

0345 833 9506

we will deliver it to you


we have provided funds for provision of 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 they are helping and what medicines they take.

We have started an awareness campaign with fliers and posters. 

Would Emergency Services Personnel be able to quickly find

your identity, contact numbers, details of your  allergies & medication?

The Message in a Bottle (MIAB) is a device which saves time in an emergency, when emergency services personnel are looking to quickly find a person’s identity, their personal contact numbers, details of any allergies and any medication.  Paramedics, police, fire fighters and social services all support the use of this device. It provides a container to hold all the above details and you store it in the fridge. Then stickers are placed on the inside of the front door of your home to tell them to look in the fridge, saving valuable time.

Senior Citizens Party 2021 Cancelled       We regret that due to the current COVID issues and restrictions this event originally scheduled for February 2021 has had to be Cancelled

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.


A Summary of the activities of the club during 2020 can be found by Clicking Here

A Summary of the activities of the club during 2019 can be found by Clicking Here

A Summary of the activities of the club during 2018 can be found by Clicking Here

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

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 Updated  30.10.20