The Lions Club of Hastings
We were chartered in 1969 and serve the towns of Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea. We have a mixed membership which numbers 19. Four of these members hold the Melvyn Jones Fellowship the highest award available to a Lion, for their extraordinary service and dedication over the years. Two of our members have been recognised with MBE Honours from HM The Queen for their services to charity.
The members of Lions Club of Hastings
In the Lion year 2014/15 we donated
£25,000 to national and international good causes
£60,000 to local organisations, charities and good causes
We collected 6,250 pairs of spectacles for recycling or refurbishment for redistribution in less well developed countries.
As well as the Hastings Half Marathon (see website at www.hastings-half.co.uk) , we also organise an Annual Golf Tournament (for an entry form then please click on this link http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/4378/file/Entry%20Form%20for%20Team%202016(1).pdf
)and a variety of fund raising activities including collections at supermarkets and garden centres. We also assist other local organisations with their fundraising events including the Hastings Carnival, Hastings Bonfire Society, Hastings Runners and other local Lions Clubs in our Zone.
We help our community by taking familes to meet Santa, providing message in a bottle kits and helping with the Zone It's a Special Knockout.
We have a number of social events during the year including our Annual Dinner Dance. We meet with other clubs both in Sussex and also France for social events and participate in inter-club competitions.
Generally we help our community in any way we can and very importantly WE HAVE FUN DOING IT!
All members of the Lions Club of Hastings are ordinary people who are proud to say, "We serve"
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