Newsletter - March 2017

Last month I mentioned the possible revival of  our moribund annual Charity Cycle Ride. As the Basingstoke Voluntary Association (BVA) was holding a meeting at which charities get a chance to seek assistance from businesses, a couple of us went along to see if anyone would take up our rejuvenation challenge. Sadly no one did. So itís back to our addled imaginations.

Our Swimathon raised around £3700 which was fantastic. More of that next month.

Lenny, the Basingstoke Lion, has been out and about with other members of the Club helping collect for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal. Lenny has also made appearances at all sorts of feteís, festivals and foodbanks to the delight of kids of all ages. He seems to vary in size from 5ft 4 to 6ft 3, but Iím sure itís nothing to do with the foodbanks!

Upcoming Events

The weather is warming up so itís time to dust off the Lions Den (our putting game) in preparation for the dozen or so events for which it has already been booked. Look out for it from the beginning of May onwards.

8/07/2017 Sees a welcome return of the Heritage Light Orchestra to play for us at QMC. Very definitely one of our most entertaining and interesting evenings.


We spent £150 to resolve 2 domestic emergencies and £650 to help 3 small charities with projects.


PEACE POSTER COMPETITION: The Lions club are looking for young artists who are between the ages of 11 & 13 to design a poster depicting "The Future Of Peace", they will have until November to submit their finished design. For information and the poster kit please contact John Lincoln 01256 325280 email . It is about time we had a Basingstoke winner.