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Ordinary people doing amazing things!

Kettering Lions are keen to support local Kettering General Hospital with a £600 donation. This is towards a scheme which supports women who have suffered a pregnancy loss.   The scheme provides women in hospital with Care Bags which provide special toiletries and supportive items.
Lion Malcolm Harris presented YLIS ( Young Leaders In Service) certificates to three of nine police cadets who were due to receive them for completion of either 100 or 50 volunteer hours work in the local community over a 12 month period.
Participation in this scheme is open to all 11 to 18 year olds (years 7 to 13) giving their free time helping others with any number of simple tasks such as walking a sick neighbours dog to more energetic events such as planting trees to help our environment. The nationally recognised certificates can then be used to support an application for full or part time work or entrance to a college or university providing additional information about the individuals ability to ‘go the extra mile’.
Congratulations go to all those individuals who completed this challenge.
If you know a potential ‘young leader’ who  would be interested in participating in this scheme please send an email or text to Kettering & District  Lions for more information. (see Contacts section)
Cransley Hospice held their fundraising fun race 10k and half marathon in September raising over £25000. Kettering Lions helped support the event by providing Marshalling on the half marathon secton. Congratulations to everyone who ran on the day and we very much enjoyed supporting and encouraging and are very pleased that so much was raised for this very worth cause.

Another 4000 pairs of spectacles on their way to Chichester Lions for sorting prior to their journey to France for grading. Their final destinations are developing countries where they are much needed and appreciated. Many thanks to all those who kindly donated their used spectacles. Many thanks to all the opticians in the area for taking part (Local Specsavers, Vision Express, Boots(shown below), Kettering Library, Fuller Team Rooms, Morrisons,ASDA, Cransley HospiceShop). We are also grateful to parcelforce for delivering free of charge.

‘Absolutely BRILLIANT’, ‘Excellent atmosphere. Wonderful afternoon. Made some new friends!’, ‘Food was delicious, service was excellent, entertainment first class’, ‘Many thanks for all the thought that the Lions put into giving us such a good time’ these are just a few of the 60+ positive comments Kettering & District Lions received from very happy guests at our FREE Pensioners Tea Party with a seaside/holiday theme held in July… the most frequent comment being ‘can we come again!’

The tea party proved very popular, with all spaces booked, and a waiting list of guests.
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Kettering to the party.
Each guest was welcomed with their very own floral garland, and offered a 'Message in a Bottle'. A Lions International project that helps the ambulance service locate important medical information by storing it in a special bottle in the fridge, with a sticker on the front door to alert emergency services where they can find this information. Our young at heart guests were taken on a musical holiday plane trip around the world with our excellent musical entertainer Hugh Beynon. Guests were delighted at the themed holiday buffet, anyone for fish and chip crisps? Perhaps I might interest you in a Strawberry ‘swimming ring’ donut, or some ‘sand’ wiches amongst other things? After all the food, we finished off the afternoon with games of Bingo, before wishing our guests safe travels…  (Please see more  pictures on our facebook page)

At Kettering Lions recent Community Grant Scheme cheque presentation evening,the Lions enjoyed hearing more information about each of the 5 groups and/orgnisations that had been successfully awarded £500 each through the annual scheme, and more details about what they planned to spend the money. Please see our facebook page for more details.
 Kettering Lions had a great time at Burton Latimer's annual Duck race, telling people about the important work that the Kettering Lions club does for the local community (we're always looking for new members), and running a tombola stall and kids lucky dip stand which raised £106.50. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported our stall on the day.
 Kettering Lions Support Cransley. In May Lion Keith Ogley, with the support of Kettering Lions Club, successfully completed the Waendel walk and raised £300 in sponsorship for Cransley Hospice
Kettering Lions are pleased to have been able help out the worthy cause which is Marie Curie Cancer Care. We managed to raise £1023.79 for Marie Curie Thanks to Morrisons and its generous customers for donating whilst we donned our Daffodil hats on Fri 9th, Sat 10th

Easter Egg Raffle 2018

We are very grateful to the local pubs/venues for running our Giant Easter Egg Raffle (please see list below). Pop along to your local and give yourself a chance to win one. Money raised goes to many local causes and we have been very well supported in the past with the pubs/venues raising significant funds, all of which goes to charity.


Our 45th Charter Evening was Celebrated at The Masonic Hall, Kettering, we hope that all who attended had an enjoyable evening, good food, good company and good entertainment, provided by Lincoln Noel, who, if you are given a chance you should go and see. We would like to say thankyou to Darren Garley Catering and his team for a lovely meal and their help with setting up the room.

During the eveningDistrict Governer Chris Burrows presented 3 of our Lions with long service awards, they are from the left of the picture, Malcolm Harris, Peter Dyson and far right George Potter.


Kettering & District Lions club would like to thank everybody who donated money to our Santa’s Sleigh collections in Gold Street, Tesco and around several estates in Kettering and Barton Seagrave. Your generosity totalled £4040, which was spent on donations to those local charities, which provided hot meals to the homeless over Christmas, and to the food bank to supplement their food parcels for the needy. It also funded a party for children with special needs and mobility problems.
We would like to thank the Toller Church and Tesco for their help, and the Friends of the Lions for helping us with the collections, with a special mention for the Police Cadets who help us every year, for which we are very grateful.

KGH Centenary Wing

Kettering & District Lions club have donated £1000 to support the staff team of the cancer care unit at KGH who are raising money for a £21,400 state-of-the-art machine. This will place a catheter into patient’s veins for chemotherapy treatment,

using ultrasound to scan the size of the veins, and this will halve the time from 50 minutes to 25, during what can be a very stressful time in the patients lives.

The staff, and their friends and family have arranged a fund raising challenge every month for a year, starting with a sponsored slim, using a weighbridge for their total weight. Our club are very proud to suppor this worthy cause.

We were pleased to be able to help the British Legion with their Poppy Appeal in November. Many thanks to the kind people of Kettering for their kind donations to this worth cause. Thanks also go to Morrisons supermarket for allowing us to collect in their store in Kettering.


Lion Narendra & his wife Saroj recently visited Johnny's Happy Place in Kettering where meals are provided for the homeless. Here they are presenting much needed ingredients to the value of £100 to Johnny's mother & sister.

 Kettering General Hospital Childrens Wards - Kettering Lions sponsor visiting magicians.


The club made a donation of £600 to POD Children's Charity, to provide sessions of magic & fun for children in Kettering General Hospital, in the photo from left are, Lion President Malcolm Harris, Matthew Garrett ( magician), Trisha Brigden (Play specialist at Kettering General Hospital) & Lion Keith Ogley. Malcolm Harris "I was really impressed by Mathew's performance, as he really entertains the kids who loved every minute and he ensured that they all had a balloon animal at the finish. "


Kettering Lions social event - Stamford Blue Badge Walk

Kettering Lions hit Stamford. All enjoyed a very informative tour talk around the picturesque town fo Stamford. The tour with Jill Collinge was enjoyed by all who took part, Jill has a website and she does tours of a few other places, its worth taking a look, the website address



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  About the Club 

Kettering Lions are a friendly and active club with enthusiastic members. Kettering  Lions Club  always strives to fulfil the aims and objectives of Lions Clubs worldwide, which is for members to provide comfort and assistance to people less fortunate than themselves.

  The club welcomes men and women from all walks of life and has recently recruited several new members. As well as undertaking fundraising events Kettering Lions organise outings and events for the local community, including the much enjoyed Christmas parties for deserving Adults and Children. Summer events include a summer tea party for the elderly, adult summer disco, raffle collection (partly to raise money for the Air Ambulance), summer Family Fun Day and a fundraising 'race night'.

Please see the Contact Us  section (or call 0845 833 5862) for details of how to get in touch, would like to make a donation, and/or would like more information about Kettering Lions and joining our friendly club

Thought for the month:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito..."
Eastern Philosophy

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