Cardon Swimming Club receive medals at Saltash Pool

Three Caradon Swimming Club teams - H2O, Chloe and Fast-Track-Four who won the overall trophy for doing most lengths in the time (155) at the 2018 Swimarathon. Lion President Ian, Lions George, Norma and Jim went along to a club training session to thank the teams and present medals and trophy. More photo's on Swimarathon page


St Lukes recevied £1500 from Swimarathon 2018

Lion President Ian & Swimarathon Chairman Lion Jim Stevens present Wayne Marshall St Luke Fundraiser Manager a cheque for £1500 at St Lukes Hospice 


Lion Jim Tea Party  


Lion Jim Shipton and family hosted a garden tea party on behalf of Marie Curie and the Lions Club of Plymouth. Music was provided by Hele School Band and Lion President Ian is picture with Alan Drummond & Carol Drummond.

Alan is the Plymouth Marie Curie Fundraising group Chairman and Carol is a retired  Marie Curie Nurse. A great afternoon was had by al who attended l and £812 was raised to be split between Marie Curie and the Lions.

Devonport Park Funday 


Lion President Ian present Lion Norma a Gold Centennial Limited Edition Badge at May meeting.



 Sponsored Knitting 2018       

Winner Sponsor Kint 2018 Wendy Thorpe


            2nd place Marcia Walters                                             3rd place Elaine Cook                   


The Lions Club of Plymouth held their annual Sponsored Knitting Event at Emmanuel Church Hall Mannamead on Saturday 14th April. with a total of 54 accomplished knitter’s competing for the much cherished trophies.

The ladies were knitting squares which when completed will be made up into various sized blankets and throws, which will be distributed to Hospitals and Homes throughout the locality. Trophies and prizes were awarded to the person knitting the most squares in a given time period, with and additional trophy presented to the person attracting the most sponsorship.

The ladies were treated to tea and biscuits on arrival, a pasty lunch followed by jelly or trifles and a quick talk given by representatives of the two main charities benefiting from the day, being Mr John Branch from Diabetes UK and from Mrs Marie Hull of the Local Bereavement Counselling. During the afternoon, tea/coffee and cake were served, followed by the presentations of awards by Lion President Ian Hill.

The contest for the most squares completed was a closely run competition with the top three contestants having completed eight squares each, the rows and stiches were taken into account on the last unfinished squares and by a close number, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were awarded as follows. In 1st Place - Wendy Thorpe, in 2nd Place – Marcia Walters and in 3rd Place Elaine Cook. In addition to the trophies each was awarded with a box of chocolates and flowers.

The knitter who attracted the most sponsorship is yet to be announced once all the sponsorship forms and monies have been returned, but the total is expected to be in excess of £1,000.00.

The Lions gratitude goes to all who took part and to the individual sponsors.    




A surprise entrant at the event was World Transplant Gold Medalist Swimmer Janet Jenkins

Janet was selected to represent Great Britain in the World Transplant Games held in London Ontario in Canada during 2005, and returned home from Canada with 7 medals in swimming which included a gold in the 4x50m medley event which at that time broke the world record.

Janet’s story and comments follow:-

August 9th 2002 I received a phone call from Derriford Hospital letting me know that the most wonderful gift that anyone can give someone was waiting for me - A kidney.  Unfortunately this was the third time I have been through a transplant operation but now 16 years on my transplant is still working well.

I had been on kidney dialysis continuously for 12 years but prior to my illness I had been a very keen sports person competing in swimming, synchronised swimming, in goal for water polo and 5-a-side football plus various keep fit sessions.  Also I trained to be a swimming teacher and coach in swimming & synchronised swimming at local & county level.

Now that my new transplant was working, I had the opportunity again to return to swimming and I was encouraged to join the team of athletes who all have received a transplant to represent Derriford Hospital & the South West to compete in the British Transplant Games.  This annual event is Britain's largest multi-sport event which started in 1978 and every year is it open to all those who have had a life-saving transplant e.g. lung, liver, heart, pancreas and bone marrow and for ages from 5 to over 85!  Also it's to raise awareness of Organ Donation which each year sadly the need increases.I attended my first games at Keele University in 2003 and the year after in Norwich, with my results in winning various swimming events I was selected to represent Great Britain in the World Transplant Games held in London Ontario in Canada during 2005.  I am so proud to return home from Canada with 7 medals in swimming which included a gold in the 4x50m medley event which at the time I broke the world record. As with many of these sports events athletes have to sponsor themselves which includes the kit, accommodation, travelling, entry fees and also GB training events prior to the games.  I had to raise nearly £2000 and the Lions Club of Plymouth very kindly sponsored me and helped me to attend the four pre-games training events that was held in Birmingham.

THANK YOU so much to everyone within the Lions Club so helped me - even though this event was over 13 years ago I am still so grateful to have been given the opportunity and honour to swim for GB. I wish you all at Plymouth Lions Club continued success in your fund raising and those who volunteer in so many ways.

Lion Lionel and his team Steven Hart, Phil Hart & Anthony Shreeve completed 99 lenghts in Plymouth Lions Swimarathon. 

 A Big Thank you to everyone who took part in the Swimarathon and our Sponsors. Team photos and results are available on the Swimarathon page


Lion Geoff and Wendy serving refreshments during the Lions week of running the community cafe at Harewood House Plympton


Lion President Ian welcomes our newest member to the Lions  Club of Plymouth Pride 

Lion Frances Ryan 

Cheques were present to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support at February meeting 




Lions Club of Plymouth Annual Dartmoor Walk 46th Year 2017

Presentation of Trophies and Cheques in the Lord Mayor's Parlour

Grateful thanks to the Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster for her valued support

Dartmoor Charity Marathon Lions Services Cup presented jointly to Plymouth ATC     Squadrons 2171 and 2377

Gardner Merchant Trophy - for the most money raised by a team presented to Highbury Pilgrims.

Dartmoor Charity Walk Trophy for the team with the most members. 2171 Squadron ATC

Presentation of the cheques

To Pam Greenwood on behalf of Gloria Kinloch-Davies of Roborough Inner Wheel Club and another to Hugh Baker of Roborough Rotary Club on behalf of Tiny Tickers Charity.

To  Nick Bennett with Martin Newman (manager Highbury Trust) Tracey Newman, Mandy Malone, Wieslawa Rakowska, Jane and Louis Neale and Cathy Britton.

To Bowel Cancer West

To Ian Hartley with a cheque for RAYNET who keep us secure on the Moor each year. Our appreciation is extended to all the RAYNET team

To Mike Taylor i/c 2171Squadron ATC and cadets Gemma Terrell, Megan Terrell, Hailie Johnson and Milosz Wysocki.

To Steve Garlick i/c 2377 Squadron ATC and cadets Abi Harvey and Sophie Viney

Total raised was £2223 Congratulations to every one whom participated.

This year walk is Sunday 15th July from Walkhampton Village Hall.



David and Kelly from Eggbuckland Community College attended February meeting to say thank you for the club donation of £1000 towards new LED Lighting for the Drama Studio 













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