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.
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NEWS & WHAT'S ON
Trekking Kilimanjaro for Prostate Cancer:
On the 19th September Melvin Blunt, Andy Goodchild and Sean Morris will be leaving the UK to embark on a seven day walk on Mount Kilimanjaro. An 'off the cuff' suggestion in a bar 12 months ago has now turned into reality for these intrepid walkers. They will be raising funds for our prostate cancer awareness & screening programme. Please support these intrepid hikers and donate on their 'Mydonate' page.
Click here to see how your unwanted prescription glasses can help those in need. 'The longest journey starts with the smallest step'.
Lions present cheque to Reading Launch Pad homeless charity.
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.
A few 'Thank You's'
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.
Thanks to Abbey Windows
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
A 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.
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.
Can you spare some time to help serve your commnity?
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.
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...
5th November 2016 - Our Fireworks Spectacular is returning. to Scours Lane Reading: More info here...
Tickets can be purchased in advance at:
We are raising funds for Prostate Cancer Screening and other local causes so please support us.
18th November 2016 - Charity Tribute Night at the Grosvenor Casino Reading featuring a tribute to Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons. More information here...
Congratulation to our new Club President Lion Brian Treadwell who took office on 1st July 2016.
(Brian pictured right)
Click here for a message from the President Brian.
Congratulations to Lions Eric, Mike and Stuart who were all Presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for services to the club and community.
The 2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness event - hailed as another great success