STAFFORD LIONS CLUB (CIO) U.K.
STOP PRESS: We are offering 300 FREE PSA (prostrate cancer) Tests on Sunday 19th May 2024 kindly hosted by Stafford Rangers Social Club. You will have to book an appointment online in advance. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
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Welcome – to the Home Page of Stafford Lions Club (CIO) United Kingdom web site, The aim of this web site is to provide information about our voluntary organisation, (CIO is the Charity Incorporated Organisation status which means that we are recognised by the government’s Charities Commission. Our charity number is 1181780).
Who are Stafford Lions?:
Stafford Lions are a group of local men and women who dedicate some of their spare time to helping vulnerable people, groups and individuals in Stafford and surrounding villages.
Just some of our Lions.
We are ordinary people who want to make a difference to our community. We are all volunteers so every penny we raise goes directly to good causes. We mix charity work with having a good social life.
Some of our Lions putting FUN into FUNDRAISING, Lions Pauline, Jill, Chris and Patsy with Roger in the Lion suit.
Our Response to Hunger:
Every month we donate £100 each to 2 foodbanks in Stafford. We also hold 2 food collections a year, one in Baswich (January) and one more in Wildwood (June or July)
We also go ‘GLEANING’ for both pumpkins and potatoes. Gleaning is the harvesting of left over crops. Pumpkin crops we collect go to Marcus Rashford’s ‘Fareshare Charity’ and potatoes go to local foodbanks.
We also support care leavers with Christmas Food Parcels. Young adults in care leave the system when they are 18 years old to fend for themselves. At Christmas our club provide 21 food bags to recent leavers from the care system.
Our Response to Childhood Cancer:
We have recently worked with the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance (CCPA) in Stafford and funded their new Arts Project providing art and craft opportunities for families. We also gave them money towards Christmas gifts for cancer sufferers and their siblings.
Our Response to the Covid Crisis (Helping the Vaccine Roll-Out):
Members of our Lions Club started volunteering at the Stafford vaccination centres in January 2021 and have continued ever since.
Snow back in January 2021
- Now in 2023, so far, we have volunteered for over 5,400 hours trying to keep everyone safe. Currently we are volunteering at The Limes, Newport Road, Stafford, affectionately known as ‘Jolly Jabs’ run by Cornwell’s Chemists where they also offer flu vaccinations.
Our Response to Humanitarian Crises:
Many Ukrainian families have temporarily settled in the Stafford area to escape the Russian invasion. We paid for a coach to take 54 mothers and children to Llandudno to spend a day out at the seaside.
The club has made a large donation to Lions Clubs International Disaster Fund to support efforts for refugees from the war. We have sent a donation to a German Lions Club who have a project for providing clean water to areas in Ukraine affected by the war. A couple from our club are hosting a young woman from the Ukraine. Several Lion members helped anther Ukrainian lady, Ludmila, move in to her new home.
Our Annual Carer’s Party:
Every year we host a party for adult carer’s, a thank you from Stafford Lions for all their selfless work and care for their loved ones. 2022 was no exception as more than 60 carers enjoyed afternoon tea, entertainment, bingo and gifts.
WHERE DO WE MEET?:
We meet every first Wednesday of the month at Stafford Rangers Social Club, Astonfields Road, Stafford Stafford, ST 16 3UF, starting at 7.30 p.m. We also have at least one social each month.
WHAT DO STAFFORD LIONS DO?:
- We have FUN!
- Raise funds for charity.
- Involve ourselves in charitable projects
- Improve our community.
- Make friends.
- Have a good social life.
- Enjoy fellowship locally, nationally and internationally.
- We recycle used spectacles and used hearing aids.
Want to know more? See us on Facebook or ring 0345 833 5834.
Stafford You can now donate to Stafford Lions Club via text messaging. Just text Lions to 70480 followed by the donation amount (£1 to £20). So to donate £2 you text Lions2 (no spaces or pound sign). You can also support us by signing up for ‘Easyfundraising.co.uk’ or ‘Amazon Smile’. REMEMBER EVERY PENNY WE RAISE GOES DIRECTLY TO CHARITY.
Lions clubs celebrate their birthdays by holding a charter. Charters vary from club to club. Some clubs a formal evening meal where gentlemen wear dinner jackets with bow ties whilst the ladies wear their finest formal dresses. Other clubs have a less formal luncheon, one local club celebrated their charter anniversary with a BBQ on Cannock Chase.
Our last charter was a Sunday Lunch at Ingestre Golf Club. In 2023 we will return to the same venue on Sunday 26th June 2023.
In 2022 We Celebrated Our Club’s 45th Birthday:
In 2022 we celebrated our club’s 45th birthday, we have been serving the community of Stafford and surrounding villages for all those years.
Over 100 Years of Lions Clubs International:
Our club is part of Lions Clubs International which is the world’s largest service organisation which first started in 1917. LCI celebrated it’s 100th Birthday and now has over 1.4 million members worldwide in over 200 countries and geographical regions serving their communities for over 100 year.
If you might be interested in joining us see our Contact Us page.