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Welcome to our website.  You can use this site to learn more about the things we do in the district and how to make contact with us.

This page gives you an overview of who we are, and other pages give you more detail on how we raise money and where that money has been donated.

You may need to contact us if you need our help or if you would like to join us.  In either case you can contact us using any of the e-mail addresses you come across on this site and we will get back to you. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 19:30 at the Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 5LT.

 

The Headlines

 

Cheque Presentation to Dorothy House

This year Chippenham Lions held their Easter Egg Raffle in support of Dorothy House.  42 large chocolate eggs in woven display baskets were placed in various venues around Chippenham and tickets were sold for £1.  From the money raised we were able to donate £2,000 to Dorothy House and a small group of us were pleased to go along to Winsley to meet fundraisers and care staff to pass over our donation.

Chippenham Club Members Barbara Hearn, Derek Angell, President Sue Gilbert and Ian Gilbert Meet Fundraiser Yvonne Brunton

 

The Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

This highly sucessful fundraising event took place on Sunday 2 June at Meadow Farm Nurseries and a report is now in place on our dedicated web page.  Just follow the button on the left...

 

Cheque Presentation to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

At the end of February, Chippenham Lions held an Auction of Promises in support of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and other Lions Charities at the Town Hall.  The event was well supported with 100 ‘promises’ and we were able to raise over £5,000 in the course of the evening.

Recently, a number of Lions club members made the trip to Semington to the Charitable Trust’s headquarters to present them with their cheque for £5,000.  Here we see club members in red with from left to right Jeff Daws (auction organiser), Sue Gilbert (Club President), Jim Dutch (Auctioneer for the evening) and Derek Angell (Chair of Fundraising).  The two Air Ambulance personnel receiving the cheque are Fred Thompson (Specialist Paramedic) and Bob Bacus (Pilot).

Members of Chippenham Lions Present a Cheque for £5,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

 

Our Exchange Trip

On the first weekend in May a group of our members travelled to Normandy to enjoy our annual social exchange with the Lions Club of Durtal La Flèche.

 

Our Auction of Promises

We held our Aution of Promises on Friday 29 March at the Town Hall and were pleased to have offered 100 Lots over the course of 2 hours.  Figures are still to be finalised, but we expect to have raised over £5,300 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Lions Charities.

Chippenham Lions would like to thank:

  Persimmon whose generous donation allowed us to cover all expenses and more for this event.

  Chippenham Town Council for awarding Chippenham Lions monies from the Community Award Budget to has cover the cost of the hall hire.

  The individuals, families, businesses and companies who generously donated the splendid selection of Lots.

  And to all those who submitted commission bids, appeared at the auction and bid so generously.

 

Do More

If you would like to become a member of The Lions Club of Chippenham then contact us at: president@chippenhamlions.org.uk

Know More

Would you like to be amongst the first to know about our Fund Raisers and Social Events or even to help out occasionally?  If so you could become a Friend of Chippenham Lions by joining our e-mailing list by contacting: president@chippenhamlions.org.uk 

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Lion International Organisation

Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,500 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organisation, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Lions are proud that The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation as - "the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”

 

The Lions Club of Chippenham

The Lions Club of Chippenham is one of those 44,500 clubs across the world that are part of Lions Clubs International.  Each year Chippenham Lions raise about £30,000 for local causes and international charities. Lions believe that local people are best placed to provide help and support to less fortunate members of the community in Chippenham, Corsham and the surrounding villages.

On a local level, the activities in which the Club become involved include:

- Fund Raising on behalf of various local charities including Air Ambulance, Transport for the Disabled and St Nicholas School as well as individual assistance to local needy, aged and disadvantaged persons. 

- Community Service Work to provide entertainment, outings and sporting facilities as well as providing hot dinners on Christmas Day for those spending Christmas alone.

 The Club also provides funds to assist at an international level and supports:

- Eye Camps and Water Wells in the Third World
- Assistance to the Aged, Blind and the Deaf
- Help with emergency disaster relief anywhere in the world

 

As well as this work, every month Chippenham Lions enjoy at least one social event – an informal or formal night, or a picnic, trip or visit to the theatre or something similar.
 

Our Calendar

A full diary of events can be found at the Calendar link on the left and our more immediate fund raising, welfare and social events are featured above right.

 

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4,572/7,981 @ 20 Aug 2014          5,781/9,767 @ 10 June 2015

6,790/11,258 @ 11 Jan 2016         7,119/11,808 @ 14 June 2016

7,258/12,052 @ 4 Aug 2016.         10,319/17.571 @ 29 Nov 2018

10,900/18,594 @ 28 Feb 2019

 

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