Club Projects

The club has been running a number of support and fund raising projects including:

Project Description
Amersham Action Group We pursue an active role in the group which comprises representatives from local business, community and resident groups, service organisations and churches, together with concillors from the town, district and county councils.  The group identifies areas for improvement and has a remit to initiate, manage and fund or seek additional funding for these projects
Amersham & Chesham Talking Newspaper We record and distribute a weekly one hour tape of local news to visually impaired people in the area.  There is also a monthly tape of general interest.  The service started in 1976 and over 1,800 episodes have been circulated
Bingo@Croft This is an afternoon Bingo session is provided on a monthly basis for residents of The Croft, a local senior citizens home.  In addition all residents receive a Christmas present

We provide 3 or 4 volunteers each week to the Chiltern branch of BucksVision.  They drive visually impaired people to and from their club meetings at the Emmanuel Hall in Chesham.  In 2014, this involved 148 journeys and a total of 3,227 miles
Christmas Parcels At the start of December, the club (with support from Chesham Rotary Club, Amersham Rotary Club and local schools) collect groceries and cash donations from outside supermarkets in Chesham and Amersham.  The cash donations plus additional contributions from the Rotary Clubs, Griffin Club and the club itself are used to purchase additional groceries.  Some 600 food parcels are then collated and distributed to the needy in the area together with about 130 pot plants to those who are lonely but not needy.  This is actively supported by the Mayors of both Amersham and Chesham together with our MP Cheryl Gillan
MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions and allergies.  We have supported the charity for more than 15 years by distributing their leaflets to local doctors' surgeries and chemists
Message In A Bottle

People are provided with a free plastic bottle and a form for their medical and personal details.  The bottle is stored in their fridge and is available to the emergency services if they need to attend the house.  The scheme was introduced in Bucks in 2002, and bottles are funded and distributed through Lions Clubs and other voluntary organisations; so far over 60,000 have been distributed across the country.

If you want to obtain a bottle, please send an email to

Premiership Predictions

First run by 3 brothers (Tim (16), Nick (18) and Mike Ayling(16)) for the 1988/9 season for the old First Division.  Starting with the 1994/5 season, Tim ran it with a small entry fee with all profits going to the Leukemia Research Fund.  The Lions, with Tim's help and support, took over responsibility from the 2003/4 season.  All profits are now donated to the Leukemia Research Fund and the Alzheimer's Society

The Radio Christmas project, run by the Street Kids Direct charity, raises money to help children who live on the streets of Guatemala and Honduras in Central America.  The Lions supports the charity by paying to host the radio show for a number of hours
The South Buck Hospice is a day hospice providing specialist palliative care to adults and support to their carer and family.  The Club was heavily involved in the setting up of the Hospice in 1994.  Since then we have continued to have a member involved as a Trustee and several members who act as volunteers
Spectacles Used spectacles are collected by Chorleywood library and a local school.  We collect the spectales, vet them and send them abroad to third world countries.  We started collecting them in 2002 and process about 300 pairs per year
Water Wells The club has been funding the provision of water wells in villages in the vicinity of Ibadan in Nigeria through the local Lions Club which we are twinned with.  Since the last 1970s, more than 50 wells have been provided and we are currently funding 2 per year


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