How We Serve

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, we help to improve our communities.

Please scroll down this page to see how, with your help, we are making an impact.

March 2016

Presentation to Beaumond House Hospice and Leos at Lions Regional meeting







November 2015

Presentation to Al Ahli Hospital


Cheques being presented in respect of the hospital in Gaza.


September 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Organised by Southwell Rotary Club assisted by Southwell Lions.. The event which ran from 8.30am to 1.00pm raised monies for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Southwell Lions "Human Fruit Machine"

With thanks to all who supported this event has raised over £2000.00

July 2015

Farnstock at Farnsfied

Organised by Parents Staff Association of St Michaels's Primary School Farnsfield Southwell Lions were pleased to assist at the event. The event which ran from Noon to Midnight raised monies for a multi use games area.

Southwell Flood Forum Fun Day

The family fun day organised by The Flood Forum in partnership with Southwell Lions was held on 12th July at War Memorial Park. Despite the promise of rain the sun appeared & a good aftrernoon was enjoyed by all.The Tug of War  was won by Caunton Young Farmers.

Attacking Himalayan Balsam

Volunteers from the Lions, the Potwell Dyke Grasslands Action Group, and, shown here, from the local Co-op have been out fighting the invasive Himalayan Balsam. This deceptively attractive plant causes immense damage to the banks of water-courses and makes them liable to erosion in the event of floods.


June 2015

The Duck Race

The Annual Duck Race was held on 14 June on the River Greet. The beneficiaries of all the proceeds this year were Southwell City Football Club juniors, many of whom thronged the river bank to see the winning duck come home. Media interest was immense with Lion Roger Eastty interviewed by Danielle from Notts TV.

These were the winners:

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

The Potwell Dyke Grasslands is a site of importance to nature conservation. It is a wild-flower meadow managed in the traditional way. At this time of year it is renowned for the stunning display of orchids, ragged robin and buttercups. A number of Lions / partners volunteer and help on the site on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 10:00am. The image below is of a common spotted orchid.


May 2015

Lions Planters

The planters at the roadside on the approaches to Southwell have now been replanted for the summer by Southwell & District Lions Club. Many thanks to Dan at Southwell Garden Centre Fiskerton Road. for his help & advice

Quiz raises £1000 for Nepal disaster

As the global leader in humanitarian service, Lions Clubs International is uniquely qualified to provide immediate assistance. We raised £1000 at our quiz on 15th May, which will be sent to the Lions International Nepal emergency fund, to get much needed emergency supplies such as food, fresh water, and temporary shelter into the areas of devastation. Many thanks to everyone who took part.


Lowes Wong Junior School Dare Programme

We are very pleased to again support the DARE programme at Lowes Wong Junior School. The school sent a generous thank you letter for our support for this well-tried programme which encourages youngsters to think for themselves and to avoid the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Given the pressures on budgets, Lions were proud to have helped the programme run for another year.


Support for Newark Hospital Play Area

We are pleased to donate various items and toys to the improved outdoor play area at Newark Hospital.

April 2015

Support for Rainbows Children's Hospice.

We are pleased to provide funds to help purchase a heated trolley and refrigerator for the families of very ill children at Rainbows Children's Hospice.


February 2015

Annual party for Chernobyl Children and their host families.

We held our annual party for the Chernobyl Children Lifeline charity children from Belarus and their host famiilies from the Southwell area. None of the children had ever left their own area before let alone come to another country. The children come here for three weeks for respite and fresh air as they all live within the area of Chernobyl, and our party is regular highlight with food, drinks and entertainment

January 2015

Burns Night Race Evening Raises Over £2,000 for Ebola Orphans

Our annual Burns Night Race Evening was gain a great success, with some fabolous prizes including family tickets for Center Parcs and Gate To Southwell Music Festival.  We also had some fantastic raffle prizes.  Everyone enjoyed the racing and our traditional Haggis supper with trifle and a wee dram.