Godalming Lions Club have been running Quiz Nights since around 1998 at the rate of four per year

 Our latest quiz on 24th Feb.2017 was our 70th, and raised £850 for our Charity Account,bringing the total raised to date to £70,000.
 Our quizzes are normally for specified good causes,mainly locally,and have included:
   Farncombe Parish Church Organ Repairs
   Ride for a Reason (Disability Riding )
   Cheshire Home Garden
   N. of England Flood Appeal
   Jigsaw Trust
   Nepal Earthquake Appeal
   Detecting Women's Cancer
   Diabetis U K.
   British heart Foundation
   The Prostate Project
         -----------and many more !
 We have a data base of teams who regularly support us and competition is very intense.
 Our remaining quiz nights for this year are;
                         Fri. 19th May
                         Fri. 18th Aug.
                         Fri.17th Nov.
 Quiz Nights are held at Prior's Field School and we are most grateful to them for the use of their excellent Hall.
  If you would like to join in the fun please contact Alan Hill, who will add to our Data Base
                Tel. 01483  414704
                 E mail



Presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Cheshire Homes at Hydestile in June 2016.

Spot the odd one out" competition 2016 winners Billy & Annie Brook are very pleased to receive their £100 voucher prize from Godalming & Villages Lions President Tony PetoOdd one out winners 2016


Spot the odd one out" competition 2016 winners Billy & Annie Brook are very pleased to receive their £100 voucher prize from Godalming & Villages Lions President Tony Peto



Stepping out in the sunshine to raise money for the Haiti earthquake appeal! 

Members of the Lions group joined forces on Saturday 10 April in Godalming High Street to collect money for the earthquake disaster zones.The local community donated £162 to the appeal.
Lions’ Quiz Nights

Our quiz nights are held four times a year at Prior’s Field School, who kindly allow us the use of their school hall.
Our quizzes attract around 120 players in teams of six. A fish n’ chip supper is served up in the interval as is a popular raffle. Each quiz evening generates approximately £1000 and the proceeds are donated to needy causes. Organisations to have benefited recently include  The Clock House Day Centre, Parkinson's Society, St Johns Ambulance First Responders, a local youth drama group and the Boy Scouts/Girl Guides.
We have a database of some 30 teams who attend on a regular basis and they are sent entry forms and details four weeks ahead of the quiz night.
Our quizzes are popular, in part, because of our well known, friendly quizmaster. The friendly competition of the quizzes - which have been running for over ten years – makes the quiz night an eagerly awaited event.

For the dates of future quiz nights please check this web site or contact Lion Alan Hill for details and entry forms. Alan may be contacted by phone on 01483 414704.
Presentation of cheque for £1100 to the Parkinsons' Society April 2010

The annual bonfire
It is with regret that we are no longer organising this event.  Increasing levels of red tape and our members increasing age have conspired against us. 

Together with other Lion Clubs in Surrey, Godalming & Villages Lion Club members  organise an annual Easter Egg Raffle (Eggstravaganza) to raise funds for the Surrey Air Ambulance.Funds are raised by raffling Easter Eggs in local pubs, clubs, shops etc.
Customers are invited at £1 per ticket to name a cuddly lion (which sits on rhe top of the egg) from a list of 100 names. A draw declaring the winner is held when all tickets are sold.


The total raised by all Lion Clubs participating in the activity last year  was £18632

 We have raised ££1732.78  in 2010.
The Christmas Collections
Each year Godalming and Villages Lions club is very lucky to secure the services of Father Christmas for two weeks in December. He come complete with his sleigh and will tour the area in the evenings with his helpers. You will also be able to spot him during the day outside Sainsburys and  Waitrose in Godalming as well as in Crown Court. If you do see him please give generously as the money raised is used to support local and international good causes. The 2009 Christmas collections raised £3300.
Dates and times for Christmas 2010.


 Assisting other groups in the community

As a club we are regularly called upon to assist in the organisation of crowd control, street closures and car parking at various community events including St Georges Day Parade, Remembrance Sunday, Godalming Town Christmas Lights Switch On and concerts at Charterhouse School.
Medic Alert and Message in a Bottle 


These are national schemes which we follow through at local level. If you are already on regular medication for an allergy or problem then by joining the ‘Medical Alert’ scheme and wearing the necklace or bracelet you will feel secure that help is on hand in the event of an emergency. Should you have an accident and you are unable to speak to the Paramedics or Doctors they can contact Medical Alert 24 hours a day and be advised of any changes in your medication to avoid compromising your existing drugs.


To obtain a leaflet on this service and to learn about its low costs contact Lion Duncan on 01483 429335.


The Message in a Bottle Scheme is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community but there is a chance that anyone can fall downstairs or be taken ill. The scheme can therefore benefit all - including you! As a minimum, it will save the Emergency Services valuable time in identifying you and your emergency contacts. By writing down all the medications and allergies that a person may have - and this information is stored inside the bottle which is placed in a person's fridge - it is potentially a lifesaver, providing peace of mind to users and their friends and families. The scheme is free to users as it is funded by our local Lions' group.

Godalming Lions deliver the bottles to local doctors surgeries, pharmacies, police and ambulance stations and some local interest groups but if you are unable to access one from any of these then please contact or Lion Duncan (tel no.  as above) and he will drop one off for you. 'Message in a Bottle' is such a simple idea but it plays an important part in saving lives.  Look out for us at various town events because we will usually have a stash of the bottles with us!

 Supporting our local Youth
We, as a club, are very keen to be involved in supporting our local young people and can sometimes financially assist local youth groups/schools for both general and specific projects, If you are looking for support either as a leader of a group or for your own specific project let us know and we will see what we can do to assistOn an annual basis we run a Peace Poster competition and subscribe to the Young Ambassador (music) competition.
 One of our key events of the year is the Senior Citizens Tea Party

Lots of lovely food and cups of tea (made by the Lions' wives), lively entertainment and lots of  TLC  - that’s precisely what the senior citizens of Godalming and Villages received when they attended the Lions’ tea party on Saturday 24th April!  Eighty elderly residents were transported in style to the tea party, many sporting their best bib and tucker. The Lions were on hand to make sure everyone had a good time and the afternoon concluded with rare entertainment from The Plonkers.  The sweet dulcet tones of Janet Beale delighted everyone as she sang pretty ballads and demonstrated her accomplishment in playing various musical instruments. This was in contrast  to the rustic humour and musical renditions of Mr Plonker of The Agricultural Band!  It is fair to say a good time was had by all and many of the pensioners have already requested an invitation for next year!






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