MARCH 2019

Four worthy local charities have been given a financial helping hand by members of Hinckley and Burbage Lions Club.

The Lions recently held a series of fundraising events, including a very successful Casino Evening at Hinckley Rugby Club and decided to hand over cheques of £400 each to a quartet of groups they felt provided a great service to the Hinckley area.

Club treasurer Mike Hanson went along to present a cheque to Pam Kaur of Coping For Cancer,

as well as one to Lawrence House run by the Hinckley Homeless Group.

A further £400 was handed over to the Salvation Army who will be putting this to good use for their community restaurant and one to the Women’s Refuge in the town.

Hinckley and Burbage Lions Club president Jackie Parratt said: ‘We were delighted that our latest successful fundraising activities meant that we were able to hand over such large sums and we have already received thank you letters from all concerned to say how much it was appreciated.

‘I would just like to thank all of the members of the public who came along to our events and made them such a success.’


MARCH 2019

Hinckley and Burbage Lions Club members were hard at work in Tesco last week helping to boost the Marie Curie  fund.

During the course of a recent Friday, the group filled several collecting tins and handed out the distinctive yellow daffodil badges to generous customers at the leading Hinckley store.

Club President Jackie Parratt said: ‘We were only too happy to help this very worthwhile charity as we have done for  several years.

The generosity of the Tesco customers meant that we could hand over almost £400, to help support the work of Marie Curie.’

December 2019

Lions Tony, Trevor and Jackie visited those in Hinckley Community Hospital to deliver presents on Christmas Day which was a lovely service occasion.

It's been a quiet year with Covid- 19 but we have managed to get out sometimes.

December 2020

Green fingered Lions are ‘treemendous’

Members of the Hinckley and Burbage Lions pulled on their wellies, grabbed a spade and dug in to help plant trees at Burbage Common. 

The green fingered volunteers planted 30 trees made up of silver birch, wild cherry and rowan (native British trees) in an area of Burbage Common extension land, which they had sourced from the Woodland Trust. 

The session at Burbage Common was organised by the Borough Council in support of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback campaign which aims to plant trees in publicly accessible areas. The charity wants to get more community groups involved in tree planting hoping that, by 2025, there will be a tree planted for every person in the country. 

Hinckley and Burbage Lions was formed in 1973 and has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local causes. They have supported individuals in times of crisis, helped other groups such as the Air Ambulance, Salvation Army and First Responders to continue their good work and, recently, they have been collecting for Hinckley helping to raise over £4,000 worth of essential household supplies. President Peter Fisher remarked “The Lions motto is “We serve” and we hope that this tree planting will serve the community by helping to create an even more pleasant green space”.

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December 2020

And like a bad penny we return to Hinckley Community Hospital to deliver a few gifts to patients stranded there over Christmas. Due to the hospital having to be Covid secure we weren't allowed to meet the patients and say hello which was sad. However, we hope they enjoyed the presents we left there.

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