Meetings

We have many projects to help raise funds and we do many things to 'Give Service'

Fun Run Profit

Lion Di Watkins presented a cheque for £150 to Helen Sykes representing Easingwold Community Library. Helen and Di organised the run which was held on 2nd June in pouring rain. Next year's event on June 1st is aleady being planned. Neil Madden from the Library was also present. See the photo in our Gallery. 

 

Easingwold District Lions and York RDA BBQ

On Sunday 19th August we all held our breath and hoped that Storm Ernesto would have blown through by the time we gathered to enjoy our annual gymkhana and BBQ together. We were in luck!

The weather, although a little breezy, was ideal to be entertained by the impressive riding of eleven members of the club and to feast on burgers and sausages freshly prepared by the Lions.

The gymkhana included races to deposit a bean bag, an obstacle course and team relays. All the riders did an amazing job and thoroughly deserved their rosettes and certificates.

There was also a delicious cake stall, raffle and tombola all in aid of the York RDA.

Grateful thanks to Margaret Dibb for the use of her premises and the helpers, friends and Lions who make this event such a success and pleasurable for all. See the Gallery page for photos. 

​Our latest Project in collaboration with Easingwold Town Council, the WI, Easingwold Royal British Legion and Easingwold War Memorial Trust. 

The There but not there solider has been purchased by the Lions and kindly sited by Nigel Medd and his colleagues. It looks very dignified. The Poppies for Tommy have now been completed and will be put in place in September. They look amazing. See the Gallery for photographs

Bench in Huby

We have placed a bench in Huby in memory of Jim Coates who served with Easingwold Lions for over 25 years. His widow Jean and family along were delighted to accept the bench. Thanks to Huby Parish Council for adopting the bench. See the Gallery page for photographs

Defibrillators

​We are assisting the purchase and install defibrillators in Easingwold (outside The George) and villages around Easingwold. The latest addtion has been at Crayke outside The Durham Ox. 

 New Lions Bench

As part of our Millenium celebrations we have placed a new bench in the Market Place. Please feel free to rest a while here. 

 

Spectacle recycling

Easingwold Lions are collecting spectacles which are no longer used. They will be cleaned, sorted and distributed to people in need. Donated glasses can change someone's life. 

We are grateful that the Easingwold Library have kindly agreed to have a collection box so please have a look in your drawers, handbags, etc. and drop those unused spectacles in the box in the Library. 

Easingwold Lions are proud and happy to have the support of the Library in this worthwhile project. 

Thank you to everyone who donates their unused spectacles. So far you have donated over 800 pairs! 

 

Bulb Planting

Working alongside Easingwold Green Spaces Group we planted 1350 daffoldil bulbs in the grass verges at the North end of Easingwold. They are now looking beautiful. This is a great initiative which we were happy to support.

Community Safety Day

We hosted a Community Safety Day in the Market Place on the 9th September between 11am and 3pm. North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Safety Camera Van and Yorkshire Air Ambulance were on hand along with other organisations and individuals and offered advice on personal and other safety matters. 

 

Defibrillator outside The George Hotel in Easingwold

We have worked in collaboration with The George, Freemasons and Easingwold Town Council to place a Defibrillator outside The George Hotel in Easingwold. The Lions can organise training in its use and also CPR. Get in touch if you would like us to arrange it.

See our gallery for a photo of our President Kevin Hunter with the defibrillator.

Centennial Summer Fayre and Band Contest - 2nd June 2018

We have begun to plan our Summer Fayre for 2018. We are going to host another Marching Band Contest in association with Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association. More details to follow.

Hi Vis vests to Primary Schools in our area - giving service

We have committed to deliver 30 Hi Vis vests to the 10 primary schools in our area. The children have all be more than happy to be photographed in their new vests! We have now acheived our target!

Bulb planting - giving service

Together with pupils from Alne Primary School, we are again going to plant tete a tete daffodil bulbs at the Leonard Cheshire Home at Alne this month. 

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