Thursday 11th August 2016

30th Annual Hastings Lions Golf Day at Highwoods Golf Club in Bexhill, East Sussex TN39 4LJ


Entry forms available below - please click on link to download 

20th March 2016 

32nd Annual Hastings Half Marathon organised by the Hastings Lions Club is taking place on Sunday 20th March 2016. 

Our largest fund raising project which was first run in 1984. Please  to go to the Hastings Half marathon website. For further detail please call Eric Hardwick on 01424 436030 or


Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Presented recently by both Hastings Lions and Battle & Villages Lions Clubs who joined together to provide a swing for use at Friary Gardens on The Ridge, Hastings – a centre for those with Special Needs.


Pictured in the swing is Sara Connelly whose mother Mary started the ball rolling by asking for help to provide a swing for all at Friary Gardens and for whatever reasons were unable to use a conventional swing. 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Bexhill to Hastings Link Road 10K - a once-in-a-lifetime race never to be repeated took place on the new Link Road before it opened to the general public later in 2015.

On a Beautiful Day, from an entry of 1200, 1021 Runners started and finished this unique Event, covering the 10,000 metres over 10,000 years of History.

The organisers, Bexhill and Hastings Lions Clubs would like to thank all the army of helpers and sponsors who made The Event go so well.

Another unique happening also took place, The event was filmed by a Drone, and pictures and film from the Drone are on the event website .


The overall winner was 1026 Daniel Anderson and the race director 142 Eric Hardwick also found time to run as a aprticipant in the event.

Further details of the event and a DVD to buy is on our website at

Thursday 13th August 2015

The 29th Hastings Lions Golf Day took place on Thursday 13th August at Highwoods Golf Club.In spite of rather atrocious weather on the day a total of £5500 was raised for St Michaels Hospice from the event.

Tuesday 11th August 2015

Lion Derek 'Decca' Fellows visited us from his home in Trevallyn in Tasmania. His granfather was Alderman Fellows who was the Hastings Mayor in 1926 and laid the foundation stone for the White Rock Theatre in that year. Derek visited the business meeting of the Hastings Lions Club in the evening overseen by the Hastings President Lion Mike Scott.

Saturday 27th June 2015

Lion Val Vint hosted our changeover day when President Vivienne Bond handed over the reins to our new Lion President Mike Scott for the next year assisted by 1st Vice President Andrew Colthurst.

Sunday 14 June

Today we helped marshal the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Alexandra Park, Hastings. What a great event, so many people raising so much money in such a fun way. Well done to all who took part!

Monday 18 May 2015

Entries are now open for the 29th Annual Golf Day in aid of St Michael's Hospice Visit our calendar page to download your entry form - but hurry, places are already filling up quickly.


Tuesday 12 May 2015

Following the tragic events in Nepal we donated £5,000 to provide much needed support. £2,500 will be spent ensuring water purification equipment reaches those most in need and £2,500 will be distributed to Lions in Nepal to ensure food and shelter can be provided on the ground. Remember not a penny you contribute to our funds is used for admin or any other purposes than to provide charity relief.

Tuesday 14 April 2015

At tonight's meeting we had a presentation on the One Shot, One Life campaign. As a result of this we have donated £6,500 ($10,000) to secure 20,000 measles vaccines to save lifes.


Tuesday 10 February 2015

At tonight's meeting we voted to donate £1,000 to the 1-2-4 sewing machine project. Our £1,000 donation will be matched by the Loomba Foundation and the resulting £2,000 will be matched by Lions Clubs International making a donation of £4,000. This £4,000 will by 100 sewing machines and give training so that 100 widows in India can earn sufficient to provide food for their family.

Thursday 18 & Friday 19 December 2014

We have been collecting at Morrisons, Queens Road, Hastings in aid of Surviving Christmas. The staff and shoppers very generously dropped over £1,300 into our buckets. We've added our own funds to this and a cheque for £2,000 has been paid to Surviving Christmas Hastings and Rother. For more details of the work they do click on the picture below

Tuesday 9 December 2014

At our Christmas dinner tonight Lion Ray Adams was awarded a Melvyn Jones Fellowship for his commitment to the club. He was part of the founding committee which was convened in 1968 and has been a member since our club was Chartered in 1969. Well done Ray!

Friday 26 September to 3 October 2014

A group of 4 Lions, 2 partners and dog spent an enjoyable week on the Norfolk Broads

Here they are at Thurne windmill on the last day of the trip


Sunday 21 September 2014

The Great British Beach Clean team at Pett Level Beach. In support of the Marine Conservation Society we helped clean and catalogue the rubbish we found.

Sunday 8 June

Today we supported the Hastings Divisional Guide and Brownie Bake off. The winning entrants are pictured here with their prize baking

Sunday 18 May 2014

Today we have presented Hastings and St Leonards Sailing Club with a new Topper. Hastings sailing club has an active youth programme with a waiting list for youngsters wishing to learn this exciting sport. Our Topper will allow the club to train more sailors from all walks of life in Hastings. Pictured is Lion President Val Vint along with some of the members who will be benefitting.

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Tonight Lion President Val Vint presented new strip to The Crazy Vikings, part of South Coast Inline Hockey group. previously the club did not have a uniform. Their coach, Warren Truncheon said, "that it seems to have improved our game and we are hopeful of qualifying for a national competition". We are particularly pleased to support groups who promote sports, competition and teamwork in the community.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

A very enjoyable social meeting at Di Paolo's ice cream parlour, Bexhill.

Sunday 16 March 2014

It's a Special Knockout

Along with the other Lions Clubs of Zone 2B we hosted an afternoon of fun and games for local support groups for people wih varying degrees of ability, physical and mental. Over 200 people attended and a great time was had by all.

Sunday 2 March 2014

We have agreed to support a local primary school in its efforts to improve the lieracy of the children. Little Ridge School has recently been put in Special Measures. We aim to help them reach their full potential. We have agreed to pay for every one of their 14 classes to have its own library of books.

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Lion Vic Truluck MBE MJF recevied an award from the Lions Clubs of Sri Lanka for his hard work and dedication is providing hearing equipment to that country. The Award was sent to the UK and presented to Lion Vic by our President Val Vint.


Tuesday 14 January 2014

The club has agreed to provide £2,000 support to Christian Fortunato. Christian is 6 years old and suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. He has been offered an operation that will allow him to walk. His family need to find £30,000 to pay for the procedure as it is not available on the NHS. We have agreed to donate £2,000 to this appeal. Anyone else wishing to donate can do so


Sunday 25 August

A group of us helped our colleagues at Rye and District Lions Club with their annual Raft Race

Thursday 8 August

Annual golf day at Highwoods Golf Club. We raised over £1,700 for St Michaels Hospice

Saturday 29 June

Club handover hosted by Lion Andrew and Karen Colthurst. President Judy handed over the chain of office to incoming President Val Vint. Lion Vivienne was confirmed as Val's vice-president. The stain glass was restored by Lion Roy

Saturday 20 Sunday 21 April

We visited our colleagues in Le Touquet and helped them with their Tulips Against Cancer campaign. We picked tulips, prepared them and trhen sold the bunches outside supermarkets in the Le Touquet area

Sunday 17 March

After a long period with no service or fundraising activites we took part in the Zone 2B It's a Special Knockout yesterday. Over 150 people with special needs and 100 carers from around East Sussex joined the Lions at Bede's School for a day of fun.


Tuesday 1 January 2013


Congratulations to Lion Vic Truluck MBE MJF

It has been announced that Lion Vic Truluck MJF has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list. The citation recognises Vic's unstinting work for charity.

For 30 years Vic has been the Used Hearing Equipment officer for MD105 Britain and Ireland. In addition he is a very active member of our club and attends Zone, District and Multi-District events and activities on a regular basis.

"I was speechless when I received the notification" says Vic, something we don't often hear from him.

In the past Vic has received a Bert Mason award, a Melvin Jones Fellowship and has received a medal from the Starkey Hearing Foundation for his tremendous works.

As a result of Vic's efforts there are children and adults around the world who can now hear. His labours extend to all continents. Congratulations Vic!

Vic is pictured here at Conquest Hospital, Hastings receiving equipment for refurbishment from the audiology department.



Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day

As is our tradition for the past 30 years, this morning we visited the residents of Barrington House Care Home distributing presents and good cheer.


Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 December

Big thanks to Morrison's Hastings for allowing us to hold a bucket collection at their store in aid of Surviving Christmas Hastings. We are pleased to have been able to donate £2,000 to this most deserving cause again this year.

Sunday 2 December

We took families from Homestart Hastings and Rother to meet Santa on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. This is a great day out as it brings deserving families together in a fun and festive atmosphere. All the children received presents whilst the parents had a wee tot and a mince pie.













Thursday 29 November

Lion President Judy and Lion Vivienne were guests of the Salvation Army at their carol concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Monday 26 October

We presented Lifeskills books to Sandown School at their Funky Friday Assembly. These books compliment PHSE learning and are a valuable resource for teachers.

Friday 12 October

Over the year we have donated £5,000 worth of equipment to Kipling Ward, the children's ward at our local hospital Today we completed the donation with a flat screen TV to be used by the ward to provide vital information to parents.

Wednesday 26 September

We have heard from Joss Samuelson, a local youth, currently on Operation Raleigh Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We help fund the cost of this service adventure and he is having an amzaing time whilst doing great things for others. Click the picture for more details.

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August



The Lions Club and friends turned out in force for Rural Pastimes at Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe. We managed the car parking for the organisation. Thanks to everyone who dropped a coin in the bucket helping us raise £406.

The show is most definitely worth a visit next year if you missed it this time round.






Sunday 5 August

We held our annual charity golf day today at Highwoods Golf Club. We are very pleased to have raised £3,000 for St Michael's Hospice. Thanks to the staff and members at Highwood, the sponsors and golfers for making it such a success.

Saturday 4 August

Hastings Old Town Carnival sees our President. Judy, judging the floats. A very high standard agin this year. In the evening we provided marshalls for the parade.

Tuesday 17 July

The Olympic Torch came to Hastings today. We were very pleased to be able to arrange a bowls competition, putting competition and a cycle ride all based in Grosvenor Gardens. The day was capped for us all with Lion Eric Hardwick MBE MJF carrying the Torch along the seafront

Sunday 1 July

The new Lion year begins today and we welcome our new President, Lion Judy Cubison. Judy will be the 45th President of our Club and we are all looking forward to her year at the helm.






Saturday 16 June

We have supported the Pett Level Rescue Boat over the years. Recently we gave a grant of £5,000 to help them complete a new boathouse. Pictured are our President Lion Ian, Chairman of Pett Level Rescue Boat David Martin and incoming President Judy Cubison at the opening of their new boat house.

Find out more about the Pett Level Rescue Boat





Friday 15 June

Our 43rd Charter Celebrations took place tonight. Lion Richard Vint was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship to recognise his 43 years with the club and his dedication through the Lions and other charities in helping others less fortunate. Congratulations Lion Richard MJF.


Tuesday 12 June

Our treasurer reports that since 1 July last year we have donated over £60,000 to good causes. £50,000 of this has gone to good causes within the Borough of Hastings whilst the rest has gone to aid national and international causes.


Monday 28 May


Lion Brian Rowson from Stowmarket and District Lions called into Hastings today on his round England cycle ride in aid of British Heart Foundation. Here he is being greeted by Mayor Cllr Alan Roberts, Lion President Ian Mantel along with Lions Vic and Roy. So far he has covered 1972 miles (3174 Km). Well done Brian - thanks for calling in on us.


Wednesday 2 May

The venue for our Charter Dinner Dance has been changed. The new venue is The Assembly Rooms, East Ascent, St Leonards-on-Sea. Dancing to the Martin Blackman Band. Tickets available for £29.50 per head please email, but don't leave it too late, tickets are selling fast.

Sunday 29 April

Today we held the Prize Giving ceremony for the Half Marathon. Our guest of honour was World Skeleton Champion, Lizzy Yarnold. So far the Half Marathon has raised £111,993 that we know of, plus a similar sum or more that people raise without telling us. Most of this money ends up directly with the charities concerned whilst some is donated to the Lions. Pictures of the event can be found here.

World Champion Lizzy Yarnold and Lion President Ian Mantel

Sunday 25 March

Our 28th Hastings Half Marathon took place today in glorious sunshine. Thanks to everyone who took part, runners, officials, helpers, spectators, all of you make the day so special. We know that at least £40,000 has been raised for good causes and once all sponsorship money is collected this total could rise to as much as £100,000. This and more pictures can be seen by clicking here


Saturday 24 March

Our pre-race pasta party kicks off in just over an hour. The 28th Hastings Half Marathon organised by Hastings Lions takes place tomorrow at 10:30. It looks as if we will have lovely weather for it

Sunday 11 March

All 7 clubs from Zone 2B were busy today with our Special It's a Knockout. A great time was had by all and well done to Special Olympics Eastbourne - the winning team. Below are many of the organisers, helpers and entrants with the winners in the middle along with the mayors of Hailsham and Bexhill.

Friday 9 March

Road closure warning signs went up around Hastings today in preparation for our Half Marathon on 25th


Monday 5 March

Our President, Lion Ian Mantel, attended the opening of the new carers centre for East Sussex Care for the Carers. There he met HRH The Princess Royal and discussed how Lions Club of Hastings support the Young Carers. For more details on Young Carers please click here

Saturday 18 February

Very pleased to receive a letter of thanks from Lions Sight Savers acknowledging our donation of £300

Tuesday 14 February

It's Valentine's Day, love is in the air. So we had a great turnout for our meeting tonight. Very pleased to welcome Julian Alberto Yusty C. from Toro Valle Lions Club, Colombia as a visitor. Lion Vic Truluck was presented with 30 year long service chevrons.


Monday 13 February

We said our final farewells to Past President Lion John Ridehalgh today.

Saturday 11 February

Handing over the first cheque in the sum of £1,500 to Hastings Seagull Swimming Club


Thursday 2 February

A group of us are off to Fairlight panto tonight - "Oh no you're not!"


Sunday 29 January

In association with the St Helens Preservation Society we planted 6 Wych Elms as part of Lions Clubs International "Million Tree Planting Campaign"


Friday 27 January

Attended the Burns Night celebrations hosted by Helen Bird MBE


Tuesday 24 January

Our friend, John Ridehalgh, has passed to higher service


Saturday 21 January

A fun time at Uckfield Lions Club Murder Mystery Evening


Friday 20 January

Attended Eastbourne Lions Charter Dinner


Thursday 19 January

Sponsorship of Hastings Seagull Swimming Club confirmed. £1,500 a year for 3 years to allow more pool time and additional coaching.


Saturday 14 January

Had a great time at Paddock Wood Lions Club Charter evening


Wednesday 4 January

Lion Ian and Kim attended the High Beech Motel re-launch


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