OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS Donate via Bt mydonate

We have raised more than 300,000 over the last ten years for local and national causes. Every penny raised is used for our community projects. Nothing is taken for administration. So how do we fundraise?

We have an active fundraising committee who are always seeking new ways to raise monies in support of our various local and international projects.  See the sub menu for details of our activities and visit our 'Events' page or contact us at fundraising@readinglions.org.uk

Comedy & Curry fundraising night 2015

Comedy & Curry Night

Girls having fun

Fundraising Tribute Night

Fireworks Extravaganza 2012

Fireworks Spectacular 

Charity Golf Day 2015

Charity Golf Day Hennerton Golf Club

ready to run  Fun Day Prospect Park

raising money for Marie Curie

Members braved the cold to raise more than 700 for the Marie 2016 Curie Daffodil appeal

Community Fun Day We are well known in the area for our local Community Fun Day.

Heroes Dinner. Our very special 'black tie' Heroes dinner was held in November to raise funds for Help For Heroes, Combat Stress and Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund. It was a sell out and we raised 27,000 in one evening. 

Robbie the Robot. We raised 580 collecting at the Madejski Stadium for the 'Robbie the Robot' appeal for the Royal Berkshire hospital. 

Santa and his sleigh. Also at Christmas you may have seen or rather heard our Santa's Sleigh around the streets of Reading. With your help we raised more than 5,000 for community projects.

We have a catering caravan that we take to local community events. We are able to provide hot and cold drinks, burgers , bacon rolls and hot dogs. Its a great way to raise funds, have some fun and increase public awareness of Lions activities.

We cooked and sold burgers and hot dogs at a local Girl Guides Centenary Celebration held at Englefield Park and raised more than 850.00 in one evening.

We hold Chocolate Santa raffles each year, selling tickets at local pubs, corner shops and community centres. Our Easter Egg Raffle is also a great success.

Swim-marathon. Several of our more energetic members entered a swim-marathon (run by a neighbouring Lions Club in Maidenhead) and raised 348.00.

Brave Lions abseil down the 'Blade' for charity. More.....

Charity Quiz Night raised 280.00.

Charity Race Night raised 1,290. More....

We held our first wine, beer and cider festival.

Grand National Video race afternoon.

Dad's and Lad's Fun run 2014. More....

Firework Extravaganza raised more than 12,000. More...

A joint fundraising event with Reading Cancer Research UK - Tribute Night

Two of our Lions organised two Comedy & Curry fundraising evenings.

Charity Golf Day in July 2016 and 2017 - in aid of Prostate Cancer Awareness Hennerton Golf Club Wargrave. A very big thank you to everyone that attended our Charity Golf Day on the 7th July 2017. With your help we raised 2,700.00 for our prostate cancer awareness & PSA test programme. A big thank you also to Hennerton Golf Club, Rabbits Vehicle Hire, Powerbug and Circle Reading for making the day such a success.You are all helping to save lives. 

Dragon Boat Festival 2017. More...

Our Dragon Boat Festival in August 2016. Repeated in 2017. A big thank you to everyone that attended our Dragon Boat Festival. Another successful fundraising event and a great way to enable local charities to raise funds for their charity of choice. Visit our facebook page for photos of the day! Click here for the latest reading Chronicle article.

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