Woodley & Earley Lions Club

Reading, Berkshire

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"Ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things in the local community."

We are Woodley & Earley Lions: a group of diverse and friendly personalities with a common, like-minded desire to help local groups and individuals in need. We also have fun whilst we’re at it, forging meaningful friendships that may last a lifetime. You may have seen our Fire Work Extravaganza at Laurel Park, or our Santa’s Sleigh winding its way through the local streets every Christmas. 

We are part of the wider national and international Lions Club organisation; the largest service club organisation in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries around the world.

Our particular club, a registered charity, has been in existence for 40 years, and over that time we have raised an astounding £800,000 through fundraising events both large and small. Every penny of that money has then been distributed to worthy causes – the young, the elderly and the disadvantaged - not bad for a local charity club!

Our club has a strong membership of dedicated Lions who mostly live in or near the Woodley and Earley area, with some of us from further afield, but we are all united in pride to be members of a club that helps the local community. It's not all work, as we enjoy ourselves with a varied, fun and active social scene whilst doing great work that makes a difference.


Want to make a difference to those in your community less fortunate then yourself? Then joining the Woodley & Earley Lions could be for you! 


Nothing we do would be possible without people like you, and we are always looking for new members to join us. We hold our meetings at 7.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Sonning Golf Club (More recently over zoom!).

The recent months of the unprecedented lockdown have shown us that there is a vast amount of goodwill in our community and a willingness to volunteer, so please come and help us continue that good work and make a real difference! 

If you wish to find out more about us (and hopefully, to join us) please feel free to come and sit in on one of our meetings to get a feel for it with no obligation or pressure to join; you’ll be most welcome!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Paul Choules using the details below:

Call: 0345 8339863 or Email:

Alternatively please connect with us via Facebook at - a great way to keep up to date with all the great work we are doing in the community.


Tree of Light

Each year we offer the opportunity to sponsor a light on the Xmas tree in woodley Precinct in memory of a loved one.

For further details please contact either or ianandgill28@ 

Santa’s Sleigh

We try to tour Woodley & Earley every Christmas, maintaining social distancing as required. To keep COVID safe we can’t knock on doors, however Santa and his helpers will continue to “drive-by”, only stopping for photos where it is safe to do so. 

Santa and helpers will be protected, please make sure that you are too!

Routes and times will be posted on social media and the Lions website.

Listen out for us on the day as we will be ringing bells and playing seasonal music on our drives during the Christmas period.

Do you need your winter fuel allowance? If not, please consider donating it to us. You can email our Treasurer Stella Taylor about this on



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