Come and meet Reading Lions

READING LIONS CLUB is a local group of volunteers who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the Reading community by improving the local environment,  helping individuals in times of need,  supporting Reading based community groups and local charities. Every penny raised goes into our community projects. Our aim is to serve the people of Reading and make a difference. We are always seeking new and fun ways of raising money.  Lions Clubs are also members of an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world.

Click here for a copy of our latest newsletter and learn more about where your donations are being used.

Contact us if you know of someone in need of assistance or of a cause that needs support.

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NEWS  & WHAT'S ON 

Lions Den 2017


23rd May 2017- our first 'LIONS DEN' - a big thank you to the 18 local community groups that came along to 'pitch' for a grant. The results will be announced shortly after the 12th June. Click here for more information

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young leaders in service to the community

We are seeking Young Leaders who serve in the Reading Community

We are involved in an annual awards scheme, with the objective of recognising and rewarding the efforts that many young people put into their local communities.
The scheme is open to Young People between the ages of 11 and 18. Click here for more details: 

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1,490 men attended our prostate cancer awareness and screening today 11th March at Circle Hospital Reading. What a great success. A very big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for making this event possible. You are helping to save lives. More...  

Prostate cancer awareness

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The following are just some of the causes we have helped recently:

  • Delivered more than 100 Message in a Bottle bottles to local health centers and community centres
  • provided a washing machine and food vouchers for a needy family
  • made a donation towards sleep-over respite care for severely disabled children
  • funded a Christmas party for the local Albinism Society
  • made a donation towards a specialist motorised wheelchair for a disabled young lady
  • donated funds for new toys for a special needs pre school
  • Provided carpets for a disabled lady
  • Delivered a turkey to a local homeless refuge
  • made a donation to a local Primary School for a specialist chair for a disabled pupil.

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Big QUIZ NIGHT - thanks to all those that attended our big Quiz Night at the Himalayan Hotspot, Tilehurst. Great fun was had by all particularly our Quizmaster Paul ‘The Brain’ Gibbons. Watch this space for details of our next quiz.

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Charity Tribute Night - Thanks to everyone that attended the Musical Tribute Night at the Grosvenor Casino Reading. A great night was had by all. Great music, good food and fundraising too. More information here...   Raising funds for 'Dogs for Deaf People' and the local branch of 'Women's Aid'.

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Trekking Kilimanjaro for Prostate Cancer:

Trekking for prostate cancer On the 19th September Melvin Blunt, Andy Goodchild and Sean Morris left the UK to embark on a seven day walk on Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for our prostate cancer awareness & screening programme. They raised an amazing £4,600! Thank you so much - you are helping to save local lives. More...

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Recycling SpectaclesClick here to see how your unwanted prescription glasses can help those in need. 'The longest journey starts with the smallest step'.


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Reading Lions Club sponsor the football kit for a junior team based at Nkhaba Primary School in Swaziland.  More...

Reading Lions sponsor football team in Swaziland

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Lions present cheque to Reading Launch Pad homeless charity.

Reading Lions prestn to Launchpad

Reading Lions recently presented a cheque for £1,197 to the Reading Launchpad Charity raised from a Comedy & Curry event at the Asian Spice in Tilehurst. (pictured left to right - Lion Mandy Young, CEO Ian Caren, Lion Andy Young, Jason McMahon, Lion Carole Irving and Lion Stuart Rowsell. Launchpad-Logo-HQ2



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A few 'Thank You's'

Dragon Boat winners 2016OUR FIRST DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IS A GREAT SUCCESS.

A big thank you to everyone that took part in our first Charity Dragon Boat Festival. Check out our face book pages for some great photos of the day and the post event video.

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Thanks to Abbey Windows

Abbey Windows Quiz Night

Thanks to Anna and Dani from Abbey Windows who raised an amazing £345 for Reading Lions Club with a fun Quiz Night on Wednesday 17th August at the Himalayan Hotspot in Tilehurst. Anna (pictured) was the Quiz Master for the evening with a team, headed by MD Neil Whitehead, winning the title in a tough fought contest at the sold out venue.  



CHARITY GOLF DAY - RAISES AN AMAZING £4,000

Golf Day successA big thank you to everyone that took part in our charity Golf Day. You have helped us raise more than £4,000 towards our next prostate cancer screening event. Click here for more news and photos.

SUMMER COMEDY & CURRYFEST raises £1,200 for Launchpad Reading Homeless Charity.Click here for more information. Launchpad-Logo-HQ2



TANDEM SKY DIVE: A big thank you goes to Sharon Papierowski who took part in a tandem sky dive on 24th July in support of our prostate cancer screening programme. Visit Sharon's BT MyDonate page if you would like to sponsor her efforts.

SWIMATHON: Thank you to Lions Eric, Mahmud, John Mack, Ebbo plus Robert and others for entering the Windsor Swimathon. Well done and congratulations on swimming the most lengths. More.....  

QUIZ NIGHT FOR NAOMI HOUSE: Thank you to everyone that attended our quiz night in aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace. Together we raised £2,100. With you help we are making a difference. More...

READING HALF MARATHON: A very big thank you to Steve Richardson who ran in the 2016 Reading Half Marathon in aid of the Lions Club of Reading Prostate cancer Awareness and screening project. Steve's BT MyDonate page is still open so please consider helping with his fundraising. Steve has raised more than £900 which was an amazing achievement.

See the GetReading news article here....

READING MALE VOICE CHOIR: Also a very big thank you to the Reading Male Voice Choir & the Spiritual Singers from Holland for a great charity concert. We are delighted and honoured that you decided to donate some of the money raised to our prostate cancer awareness and screening programme.


What's On!

  • 7th July 2017 - Charity Golf Day- Hennerton Golf Club - click here for flyer - and here for application form. 
  • 20th August 2017 - Dragon Boat Festival - see below. 
  • 4th November 2017 - Fireworks show - more detail to follow.

Dragon Boat Festival - 20th August 2017 - Returning by popular demand. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for your own charity of choice and local good causes and have great fun at the same time. Click on the picture for more detail.  

Dragon Boat Race 2017

    







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Another successful clean-up at County Lock

County Lock clean up

Reading Lions Club has adopted the green space at County Lock and we volunteer to periodically clean and tidy the paths so that the area remains nice for the local community to enjoy. More...

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Christmas Comedy & Curry evening raises an amazing £3,000 for the Dystonia Society Charity. Comedy and Curry Night 2016picking up a treat or Christmas gift. It was our ninth and biggest event with more comedy nights and events planned for the new year. Click the 'contact us' button if you would like to receive advance notice of our future events. More ...

Congratulation to our new Club President Lion Brian Treadwell who took office on 1st July 2016.

Congratulations to our new Club President Brian

(Brian pictured right)

Click here for a message from the President Brian.






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Our three award winnersCongratulations to Lions Eric, Mike and Stuart who were all Presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for services to the club and community.


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Can you spare some time to help serve your commnity? 
The Lions Club of Reading meets two evenings a month to organise our community and fundraising events. Giving makes us all feel better for living. We have fun too and our reward is the satisfaction in what we do for others. If this sounds like something for you then why not come along to one of our meetings or join us at a fundraising event or help out at one of our community service projects. Or maybe join us for a social event (see calender of events).

We meet twice a month (on the second and fourth Monday of the month) at the Prudential Ibis Club, Scours Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6AY.

For more information please call 0845 8337 431 and speak to Lion Jo Hamblin or email secretary@readinglions.org.uk

Any help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity!

Alternatively why not become a 'Friend of Reading Lions Club':

Do you want to volunteer? The Lions Club of  Reading is looking for new members. Read more...


A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. With your help we are 'making a difference'.

M Collard supports Reading Lions Club Rabbits vehicle hire support Reading Lions Club Jackfm support Reading Lions Club Quality Printers supports the Lions Club of Reading CircleReading supports the Lions Club of Reading

Tony Lee & Sons supports the Lions Club of ReadingReading Male Voice Choir supports the Lions Club of Reading  Reading Buses supports the Lions Club of Reading

Sponsored by SDM  Tilehurst Butchers   JC Engineering Products supports the Lions Club of Reading      eden supporting Reading Lions Club
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