During the year we organise and participate in many charitable and fundraising events. We also offer marshalling services to organisations in return for a donation to our funds.

Skateboard Competition

In 2010, Scarborough Lions Club launched a skateboarding tournament for local enthusiasts, and it was a huge success. In 2011 we held our second tournament  which was again well attended by particpants and spectators alike but was sadly spoiled by bad weather. The 2014 event  took place on Saturday and Sunday August 21st and 22nd at Hairy Bob's Skatepark on Marine Drive. It was a huge success with over 150 competitors taking part in competitions for prizes for skateboarders, roller bladers, micro scooter riders and bikers. The weather was fantastic and the tricks performed by some of the young competitors were just out of this world.

Bonfire Night

Every Bonfire night we invite members of the public to our bonfire and fireworks display at Weaponness Car Park. Our 2014 bonfire was our biggest event yet. Opened by Scarborough's Mayor, it was our biggest bonfire, biggest firework display and, thanks to you the general public, our biggest attendance. We collected over £6000 which, after deduction of costs left us with over £1000 all of which will be used for charitable causes in our local community as well as abroad. Sadly this was our last bonfire as the Weaponness site has been sold and is scheduled for development. A search for an alternative site with the Council met with no success.

Thank you to everyone for your great support over the past 25 years of staging the bonfires and firework displays.


 Casino Nights

 We have our own casino tables and can run a “Fun Casino Night” at most venues and events you organise for charity or just entertainment.
We can provide roulette, dice and cards (blackjack) using a total of seven tables but we can customise  games to suit the numbers at the event.
You pay us a fee for the tables and croupiers and you organise the venue, prizes, food, drink and tickets. A Great FUNdraiser.
Our croupiers are able to help the participants learn the games and we also organise the flow of chips to keep the action going. At the end of the evening those with the highest number of chips enter a spin off to determine the lucky winners.
If you would like more information or to book our Fun Casino contact Lion Tony Campbell on 01723 376458

Christmas & Easter sleigh and supermarket fundraising drives

 Each year in December we take our Christmas sleigh along with Father Christmas and his helpers out on to the streets of Scarborough collecting funds to help those in need.  Take a look at our calendar and see when the sleigh will be visiting your area.

In addition, thanks to their generosity in allowing us on to their premises, we organise Christmas and Easter collections at Morrison's, Sainsbury's B & Q and Proudfoot stores throughout Scarborough.

 We are delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of the people of Scarborough we collected £6000 during our 2014 Xmas sleigh runs and store visits.

Great Yorkshire Bike Ride Marshalling

Each summer along with fellow Lions and Lionesses from the district we provide marshalling services to the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride between Weatherby and Filey.

Young Ambassador Award

Do you know a young person who has done great work in their local community? Each year, young adults aged between 15-19 years old can be nominated for their contribution and outstanding involvement in the local community. We are looking for hopeful individuals to be nominated for this award. Scarborough Lions Club is working alongside Scarborough Sixth Form College for this year’s entry to win a bursary that can go towards their local projects.

 Golf Tournament

Are you a keen golfer? Do you have any friends who might be interested in a team golf event during the Summer. We have just the event for you!. Each year we hold a golf tournament at South Cliff Golf Club which is open to all.

We hold a Lions Am Am team tournament where teams of 4 gentlemen with official handicaps of 24 or less are invited to take part. Higher handicap golfers can also take part and play off a 24 handicap. Food is available to purchase during the day and the day will finish with the presentation of the many prizes to be won.

Our 2016 Golf Day will take place in June at Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club. Watch this space for more information nearer the time.

Interested? Click on this poster and get your application in as soon as possible.   

 New Years Day Dip

 Our 2015 New Years Day Dip was a huge success with nearly 100 people (all in wonderful fancy dress costumes) participating in the dash into (and out off!) the cold North Sea. Scarborough's Mayor judged the fancy dress and awarded the prizes. Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy, DJ Dex and the Love Crew were there with live links, interviewing dippers and supporters on their thoughts and experience of taking part in the New Years day Dip.

This is an annual event and would not be possible without the support of all the dippers both local and visitors who come to Scarborough just to take part. This event is a good fundraiser for both dippers and Lions, with 75% of the sponsor money raised going to a charity of the dippers choice.

So, if you think that you are brave enough to DIP and would like to raise money for your favourite charity, organisation or club then join the growing band of regular dippers by simply filling in our registration form and e-mailing it back to  You will then have the necessary forms e-mailed back to you. Please also remember to print off a copy of the dip sponsor form1 and form2 to bring with you on the day. Come on have a go and earn some money for your favourite charity!     

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