Making a Difference by Supporting those in need in the Reading Community

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READING LIONS CLUB is a local group of friendly 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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Food donation programme 2023

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 Do you need a Message in a Bottle?

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A simple concept that may save a life. Click here to find out more or call 0345 8337 431 to order bottle(s). 

Do you know someone who needs our support or are you a small local Reading Charity or community Group seeking support for your projects?  Then email: to see if you meet the criteria for our support. Click HERE for details of local Reading Food Banks  

We need your unwanted spectacles: 

Recycling Spectacles'The longest journey starts with the smallest step'. Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles collect and process tens of thousands of unwanted spectacles and hearing aids each year. Working with partner organisations, glasses and hearing aids are recycled to support the work of eye and hearing clinics around the world.

Click here to see the local drop off points for your specs. 

Click here to see how our recycling operation works. 

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 calendar of events).

We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at the Reading British Sub-Aqua Club, Palmer Park, Reading RG6 1LF. We also hold monthly dinner meetings at different venues. 

For more information, please call 0345 8337 431 and speak to Lion Jo Hamblin or email

Any help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity!

Our Global Projects: 

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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 it's 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. That's why we're uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it's our turn to meet them. More...


And when Disaster Strikes we respond Globally through our LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION 

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A big thank you to all our local sponsors and supporters. 

With your help we are 'making a difference right her in the Reading community'.