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 18. 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 2017-2018 we have donated so far
Over £57,000 this year to local organisations, charities and good causes including Lions International appeals and projects worldwide.
We collect many thousands of pairs of spectacles each year for recycling or refurbishment for redistribution in less well developed countries.
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As well as the Hastings Half Marathon (see website at , we also organise an Annual Golf Tournament which in 2018 will be on Thursday 9th August at Highwoods Golf Club  (for an entry form then please click on this link ) 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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