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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The Lions Den is back!
The deadline for grant applications has now closed. We will be contacting those who have successfully progressed to Interview Stage 2 shortly. More..
Prostate Cancer Awareness & PSA Test
We are aiming to host another event on Saturday 18th September 2021.
Click here to learn more about our Prostate Cancer Awareness programmes
Supporting local jobs, businesses and our local community
Supporting the community
We were delighted to help tidy a garden for a local young man unable to get outside.
See how we are helping the local Community during the crisis and beyond
Do you need a Message in a Bottle?
The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location where they can be found in an emergency. Click here to see how the scheme works?
We offer a helping hand to those in need in our local community
Recently we have:
- Sponsored a mobile defibrillator to a local pub.
Provided a fridge freezer for a young Mum setting up a new home after leaving a local women's refuge.
- Helped the local foodbank with much needed purchases.
- Supported a young person living in isolation with a replacement TV so that she could stay connected.
- Provided a young Mum fleeing an abusive relationship with a washing machine and TV for her new home
- Installed fencing and tidied a garden for a young man with special needs allowing him to once again feel safe to go outside
Helped a local man with repairs and service of his specialist mobility wheelchair.
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Would you like to help your community?
Can you spare some time to help serve your community?
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 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!
We need your unwanted specs:
Click here to see how your unwanted prescription glasses can help those in need. 'The longest journey starts with the smallest step'.
Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where itís needed most.
Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world. Thatís why weíre uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe itís our turn to meet them. More...