We have many projects to help raise funds and we do many things to 'Give Service'


Lions and Easingwold District Community Care Association  (EDCCA) working together

Although our activities have necesarily reduced somewhat because of the Pandemic and the need to protect both our members (many of whom are retired) and also the people we support. Like many other charities, the lockdown has also greatly affected our fundraising activities.   

HEasingwold District Lions delivering Fish & Chip lunches to the infirm every Saturday!owever, we are still quietly working behind the scenes - deliverying hot fish & chips lunches to those who are infirm and cannot get out. 

Our members are also working closely witth EDCCA to assist in the Covid Vaccinations at the Galtres Centre this year. 

We are also supporting local people with medical issues with much needed equipment to make their lives better. 




Lions and Friends Against Scams Leaflets

Some Lions have been busy delivering Friends Against Scams leaflets in and around Easingwold. This leaflet gives details of frequently attempted SCAMS and who to report them too.





Recent examples of our work in our Local Community

On Thursday 6th of February 2020 members of Easingwold and District Lions and their new mascot presented a cheque of £350 to Kurt's Club.

Easingwold and District Lions Club - “ WE SERVE “

A recent history of the club encompasses the many and varied charitable support activities carried out by its membership past and present in Easingwold and surrounding villages.

Primary School/ Junior School High Visibility Vests.

This project was undertaken to provide thirty such vests to each of the ten schools throughout our area to repay the village communities for their financial support to our club. Between December 2014 and November 2016, 300 such vests were provided. Most of the funding was provided by way of company donation facilitated by Lions Ray Thomas and Brian Walton. A theoretical cost of £1,500

Town and Village Heart Defibrillator Matching Funding

Easingwold Lions have always supported the installation of defibrillators in our local community. The can be and indeed have been a life saver!

We have been matchfunding the cost of defibrillators in many of our local villages since 2014 and in 2021 were patners match funding four such devices in Easingwold together with the Town Council and our local Freinds of St Monicas Hospital. 

In addition under the direction of Lion John Sutherland we provide a free training package to all interested communities who have a defibrillator Installation or other groups and organisations who would like the training.

Fish and Chip Meals

Every Saturday our members continue to supply a subsidised meal of Fish and Chips to identified elderly members of our community.

Christmas Activities


Santa’s Sleigh“ The ever increasing popularity of this Lion’s Celebration of Christmas now takes the sleigh around Easingwold and nineteen villages in our area over a period of twenty days or so and provides a major source of our funding.

Our annual Carols in the Market Place with the added provision of hot food and drinks is our way of thanking the whole community for its support throughout the year. 2022 was the 42th such celebration.






Riding for the Disabled BBQ


We provide support and our barbecue at The Riding for Disabled Annual Gymkhana and to residents and their families at Springhill Court.









Recycling Glasses & Hearing aids

We have been collected glasses which are sorted and sent overseas to help those with sight problems have free access to spectacles so they can see clearly again. So far we have collected over 1000 pairs.

We can also recycle hearing aids for use abroad where those who are deaf but have no access them.







In addition to funding these annual projects and events we of course provide funding on individual application ‘one off‘ basis to individuals, families, and community projects. We aim to use all the money raised in the community to be put back into the same local community.

We also assist at Duncombe Park Steam Fayre and the Huby and Sutton show. We  also helped with the Toy Run and Easter Egg run in Easingwold which sees over 300 motorcycles come to the town. This raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other local charities.

100th Birthdays

It is customary for Lions to present a bouquet to any residents who reach 100 years of age. Lion Peter Coomer had the pleasure to do just that on the 12th October to Lesley Wagstaff. She has had an illustrious career and was the first ever officer in the RAF. She is still active today and enjoys doing crosswords. The photo shows Lesley receiving her bouquet from Peter.





Diabetes Testing and World in Sight Day

In 2019 we worked with SilverstarUK to bring free diabetes testing to Easingwold. We also hosted York MySight and K Mayln opticians to promote good eye health for World Sight Day. Over 50 people were tested for diabetes and it was so popular we are going to run the event again now the pandemic has receded.




Working together to give service

We worked with Easingwold District Community Care Association and our Local Community Pioneer at Easingwold Co-op to host a BBC Radio York cake and a cuppa event on Yorkshire Day. 

The event was a great success. Numerous delicious cakes were donated, over a hundred cups of teas served and new friendships were forged. We hope to do it all again next year. 






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