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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. The PSA test results letters will be issued in the next few days. The test results letters for those who attended the RBH for the blood test will also be out in the next few days. If you do not receive your results letter by the 24th June or you have any queries please contact us here:  

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:

  Our forthcoming fundraising events:

Lions Charity Golf Day 2018

Charity event supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness


Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Dragon Boat Racing - enabling local charities to fund-raise


helping save lives   Click to make a donation

Tribute Night 2018



Supporting a local community project: 

supporting the Reading Abbey Musuem

To celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs International Reading Lions Club funded a very special seat and steps in Reading's oldest gem, the Abbey Ruins, which is reopening on 16th June 2018.






How we help the local Reading community  

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

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

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 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!


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.






Marie Curie Collections:

We 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

We 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'.

 M Collard supports Reading Lions Club   Rabbits vehicle hire support Reading Lions Club   CircleReading supports the Lions Club of Reading   Tony Lee & Sons supports the Lions Club of ReadingReading Male Voice Choir 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