Community Service                                                        

Lions have been carrying out community service in a very wide range of areas since their formation in 1917. This community service is carried out mainly at local level but also at wider national and international levels. See the sub menus on the side panel for detail of some of the Lions Club of Reading activities. If you know of a local community service project that may need our help then please contact us, or email


Prostate cancer awareness Christmas lunch County Lock 2011
Recycling Spectacles Dingly Shed Pheonix School donation Family Day at Beale Park

powerchair football team

presenting the cheque to Brookfields head teacher

Sponsoring the Cygnets Swimming Club

A school bench for local Whitley Park School

Supporting the National Cheerleader Champions

A new trike for Ben Helping at the marathon row Kickz helping out

The following are just some of the local groups and individuals we have helped:

Helping local Youth. More.....

Annual summer Lions Community Fun Day at Prospect Park.

Assistance at the Wokingham May Fayre and the Southcote Community Fete.

Provision of a storage shed for the Reading Dingley Family School.  

We supported a young person on a trip of a lifetime to India. He learned about the differences between our two cultures and helped refurbish a school in the hills. We recieved a great letter of thanks, with pictures of his adventure.

We provided the car park marshalling at the Girl Guides Centenary Celebration held at Englefield Park.

Our Sight Awareness Day - Blindfold Pub Walk.

The adoption of a local green space in the centre of Reading at County Lock.  

Assisting the Reading Association for the Blind to provide a talking microwave and talking scales to a visually impaired person.  Follow the link to the thank you note. This is what makes it all so worthwhile. It has been a real pleasure to help make this person's life a little easier.     

Support for the Reading BikersToy Run in December - delivering toys to Banardos. 

Helping to prepare and serve Christmas lunch to Southcote pensioners

Supporting a young local couple with funds towards a replacement wheelchair.

Providing food vouchers to local needy families for Christmas.

Supporting the Reading Kickz Project.  

Providing Christmas cakes to local meals on wheel recipients via the WRVS. 

Providing Easter Cakes to local meals on wheels recipients via the WRVS.

Provision on a Urine testing machine for the Duchess of Kent House Charity.

World Sight Awareness Day. More.... 

Helping out at the kit tent and water stations at the annual Reading Half Marathon in March. 

We recently held a fundraising event, in conjunction with other local Lions Clubs and the proceeds paid for a Family Day out at Beale Park for more than 80 people. 

We donated funds to a local special needs school (Phoenix School) for young boys with emotional, behavioural and social disorders. 

As a Club we also support a number of Youth Opportunity initiatives.

Assisted a local young volunteer by providing funds towards her trip to Ecuador for a six month volunteer programme to work with street children.   

Providing funds in support of new school benches at Whitley Park School, Reading.

Funding a short respite break for a single parent and his disabled child.

Supporting 107fm and the Easter Egg Run

Helping to fund specialist equipment at Brookfields Special School in Tilehurst. 

A successful Prostate Cancer 2013 Awareness Event.  

Another successful Prostate Cancer 2014 Awareness Event.

Supporting the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital summer fete at Victoria Recreation ground, Tilehurst. 

Hosted a charity fun run / fun walk for prostate cancer tests.

Selling poppies for the British Legion each November: British Legion

Nearly 700 men attend for a free Prostate Cancer PSA blood test event 2015. and 1,108 attended in 2016.

We also answer calls for assistance from private local families / individuals.

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