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Caring for the local environment

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

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  

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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You can donate on-line and support our efforts via:CAF Logo_CD_Thumbor use our QR codeSwoofee

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Stop press: Unfortunately Santa has had to cancel his visit to the Oracle Shopping Centre on Sunday 3rd December 2023. All other dates remain unchanged. Click here to see if Santa is coming to a street near you. 

Gifts for Good

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Support our Food Donation Programme:

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Click here to find out where you can drop of your food donations and where to access free food across Reading.

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Thank you to everyone who attended for a free PSA blood test on the 30th September. The results emails have now been issued. 

A very big thank you to the many of you who sponsored the event or donated on the day. With your valued support we are able to continue with this vital community service programme, and help to save local men's life's. 

Find out more about our our prostate cancer awareness programme here... 

Can you help sponsor this event? Just £25.00 will sponsor one PSA blood test and potentially save a life. Via:CAF Logo_CD_Thumb

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 your bottle(s). 

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 drop off points for your specs. 

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 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD

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'.