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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.

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


A member of Connect Reading helping save lives


Prostate Cancer Awareness event:

Reading Lions would like to thank all those that attended our Prostate Cancer Awareness event. It is unfortunate that we were not able to carry out all the tests on the day and realise this is disappointing and inconvenient to those we had to turn away.  A big thank you to all those who made a donation on the day or via our 'BT Mydonate' page, this is very much appreciated and will help us with our 2019 event. Click here for the latest press report:

  

Lions Charity Golf Day 2018 Dragon Boat Festival 2018


helping save livesClick to make a donation


What's On:

  • 6th July 2018 - Charity Golf Day. Click Here  for more detail and to enter your team.
  • 19th August 2018 - Dragon Boat Festival. More...
  • 3rd November 2018 - Fireworks Spectacular.
  • 30th November 2018 - Music Tribute Night. 


Tribute Night 2018How we help the local Reading community  

The following are just some of the projects that have benefited from your kind donations:

  • A contribution towards two defibrillators for two local schools.
  • Food vouchers for needy families at Christmas time
  • A contribution towards the cost of a powered scooter for a disabled person.
  • Six months entertainment for a children's ward at the RBH.
  • The provision of a Christmas lunch for 40 elderly persons at Southcote Community Hall. 

The following are examples of the other causes we have helped:

  • We awarded £6,000 in total in grants to local small charities and community groups as part of our Lions Den project. More...


  • Delivered more than 800 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.
  • 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 tickets for a group of families recommended by Reading Mencap to visit Paultons Park Theme park. 
  • made a donation to a local Primary School for a specialist chair for a disabled pupil.
  • A new dishwasher for the Urology Department RBH Reading.

And it's comments like this that make it all worthwhile:

    "I’m absolutely delighted to hear that you will be funding a new sound system for our children’s hospice, thank you so much for your generous support."


    Would you like to help?
    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...

    Defibrillators save lives

    presenting the defibrillatorLion John Rowe was delighted to present the defibrillator sponsored by Reading Lions Club to the Caversham Methodist Church. John is pictured with Eunice Cooper from the Church. This is the third defibrillator that we have sponsored recently. The Church is used by many local community groups such as the Brownies, Guides, dancing and drama groups and many more so was very gratefully received. A big thank you to the people of Reading for your donations. You helped make this great community project possible.



    Community Garden Project  

    Help in the community A very big thank you on behalf of Reading Lions Club to Damien and Stephen for laying a lawn as part of our community family garden project and for providing your labour at no cost. The family are absolutely delighted with the result.
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    Marie Curie Collections:

    Marie Curie CollectionWe were delighted to help with the Marie Curie annual Daffodil appeal. We raised £1,000.36 which will pay for hours of Marie Curie nursing care.

    Marie Curie said " Thank you once again for all your support, time and hard work to make this such a successful collection"

    We need your unwanted specs:

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






    Lions raise US$30 millions and are saving lives across the globe:

    measles vaccine saving lives Lions Clubs International Foundation’s (LCIF) US$30 Million Commitment to Gavi is Complete!
    Just over four years ago Lions Clubs across the globe made a joint committment with LCIF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to raise US$30 million to help protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles. If we could accomplish this ambitious goal, these funds would be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.
    LCIF is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity and service of Lions Clubs across the globe, this goal has been reached, bringing the total amount raised to US$60 million. The Lions Club of Reading was proud to support this initiative with help from the generous people of Reading - Thank you all for helping to save lives.

    Lions Clubs International Foundation

    Celebrating 100 Year's of Service

    Lions logo 100 yearsWe were honoured that Lion David Hitchins was chosen to attend a celebration at Buckingham Palace hosted by our Patron Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO. Click here to see the event brochure and learn more about Lions Clubs in the British Isles.


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

    Breeze is support Reading Lions Club M Collard supports Reading Lions Club   Rabbits vehicle hire 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 Reading  Reading Male Voice Choir supports the Lions Club of Reading    Reading Buses supports the Lions Club of Reading

    BBC Berkshire   Hennerton Golf ClubTilehurst Butchers   JC Engineering Products supports the Lions Club of Reading      eden supporting Reading Lions Club abbey windows supports Reading Lions Club  Warings Bakery supports Reading Lions Club   Kingdom Coffee supports Reading Lions Club 


    The Prudential - The Englefield Trust