KEYNSHAM LIONS NEWS:

 

Monday 9 October 2017. Keynsham and District Lions Club agree to purchase a Royal British Legion wreath for parading and placing at the Memorial Gates on the Town's remembrance day 12 November.

 

Monday 11 September 2017. Keynsham and District Lions Club support 'Fighting Myasthenia Together', the flood relief in Sierra Leone and Texas via the Lions Clubs International Foundation, 'Hope for Tomorrow' mobile chemotherapy unit and the Bristol Children's Help Society at Barton Camp, Winscombe.

 

Friday 28 July 2017. 1442 more used spectacles delivered to the Chichester collection point for use at eye clinics in communities of Africa, India and the far east.

 

Wednesday 19 July 2017. Lion members and partners entertained sixteen children from Chernobyl and their Bristol hosts to a fun evening with a BBQ with cakes and ice cream and sports games at Saltford Hall. The children entertained those present to a rehearsed song and one birthday girls received a cake and candles. The Club also purchased clothing for the children who were on a four week visit with the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline organisation.

 

Monday 10 July 2017. The Lions support the outdoor projects at the new Nursery Outdoor Site for 2-4 year olds named Broadlands Bears at Broadlands Academy. 

 

Sunday 2 July 2017. Organised by Keynsham and District Lions Club, 1500 yellow ducks were plunged into the river at Keynsham Music Festival for the club's annual duck race. The Music Festival drew large crowds and hundreds of people lined the river banks to cheer on the ducks and see the first three ducks home provide financial prizes for their sponsors.

Pictured the ducks entering the water  

 

Monday 12 June 2017. Keynsham and District Lions decide to support the local Mencap trip to the Special Olympics in Sheffield, the Life Education mobile classroom to help children with life skills education and the RICE Centre towards the Appeal to enhance their Alzheimer's research. 

 

Sunday 11 June 2017. Keynsham and District Lions members manned six stalls set up in the garden of Tunnel House at Saltford Festival. The High Street was closed which allowed the crowds to walk from Tunnel House to the Bird in Hand and mingle with the different organisations and side shows. 

 

Friday 26 May 2017. Visitors and guests from seven Lions Clubs joined the District Governor Lion Godfrey and his wife Anne at the 47th Charter Anniversary of Keynsham and District Lions Club in Saltford Golf Club. Lion President Harry made references to the work of Lions Clubs International on a local level and international level. 2017 is the Centenary year of Lions Clubs International which was celebrated locally with a Masked Banquet and Ball last Saturday at the Aztec Hotel. The President Elect of Keynsham Rotary sent a congratulation message to the Club on the occasion of their 47th Charter Anniversary. Music was provided by vocalist Andy Gibbs.

 

Monday 8 May 2017. Keynsham and District Lions support the Bristol based charity Cerebral Palsy Plus working with children and adults with Cerebral Palsy to enhance quality of life.

 

Monday 10 April 2017. Keynsham and District Lions have prepared a Flower Bike to add to the many others planned around the Town for 'Keynsham in Bloom' throughout this summer. 2017 is the Centennial Year of Lions Clubs International, the largest worldwide service club organisation.

 

Monday 10 April 2017. 700 more used spectacles delivered to the Chichester collection point for use at eye clinics in communities of Africa, India and the far east.

 

March/April 2017. Lions members have fifteen large Easter Eggs distributed around the town raising funds for Lions Charities.

 

Friday 17 March 2017. Another successful Quiz Night and Supper at Saltford Hall arranged by members and partners of Keynsham and District Lions Club.

 

Saturday 4 March 2017. Club members attended Convention at The Gables, Falfield and delivered 1,300 used spectacles to swell the numbers collected on that day to 20,500 for delivery direct from Convention by van to Medico France for sorting, grading and distribution to clinics and eye camps in communities across Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Photo inset: Spectacle Clinic arranged by Laoac United Lions Club in the Philippines.

 

Saturday 28 January 2017. Keynsham and District Lion members helped The Wombles with litter picking around the Waitrose area of Keynsham.

 

Friday 23 December 2016. Keynsham and District Lions collected with their Carol Sleigh during December around the town and at the local supermarkets. We thank the residents of Keynsham, Saltford and surrounding areas for the tremendous support given to the work locally and internationally of Lions Clubs International. 

 

Thursday 15 December 2016. Lion members, partners, friends and guests enjoyed an evening of magic by Zebadi at the Lions Christmas Party in Saltford Golf Club. The meal was excellent while the close up mysteries of magic performed at each table baffled all the guests even those with an eye for a bit of detective work. Great night.

 

Sunday 11 December 2016. The Lion members and their partners played host to groups of guests and volunteers from Contact the Elderly at a tea party in Saltford Hall attended by local residence with encouragement to make a few new friends. Father Christmas called in with some Christmas presents followed by a few games  after the enjoyable tea party.  

 

Friday 25 November 2016. Keynsham and District Lions Club manned their Christmas Carol Sleigh with Father Christmas at the Town's Winter Festival evening in the High Street. The Lions Roast Pork stall did some brisk trade through the evening while the children queued to visit Santa.

 

Monday 10 October 2016. Keynsham and District Lion members support the BANES Chairman's Appeal raising funds for the dementia Rice Institute at RUH, the autism Butterflies Haven and the cerebral palsy Whizzy Bugs at RUH. 

 

Thursday 6 October 2016. 1100 more used spectacles delivered to the Chichester collection point for use at eye clinics in communities of Africa, India and the far east.

 

Thursday 1 September 2016. Members of Keynsham and District Lions Club collected nearly £300 in the High Street for the Italian Earthquake Disaster of Wednesday 24 August, with a big thank you to all those that donated. 

 

Friday 5 August 2016. Lion members and partners entertained sixteen children from Chernobyl and their Bristol hosts to a fun evening with a BBQ, games and bouncy castle. The Club also purchased clothing for the children who were on a four week visit with the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline organisation.

 

Sunday 17 July 2016. The partners of Keynsham Lions raised £167 at a tea party in aid of their Young Carers project for the year.

 

Monday 11 July 2016. Keynsham Lions agree to pledge support for the purchase of a 'Safety Sleeping Space' to prevent a poorly 3 year old falling out of bed while at home or in hospital.

 

Sunday 3 July 2016. Members of Keynsham Lions teamed up with Andrews Property Group to hold the annual Duck Race at the Music Festival in the Park. The weather was good with lots of sun to help the 2000 ducks take to the water and head off downstream watched by the festival goers lining the banks of the river.

 

Monday 27 June 2016. Lion members and guests welcomed Lion Harry Smith as Club President 2016-2017 at a dinner in Saltford Golf Club. This coming year will be the Centenary Anniversary of Lions Clubs International now with 1.41m members worldwide.

 

Monday 13 June 2016. Keynsham Lions Club now named Keynsham and District Lions Club.

 

Wednesday 1 June 2016. Keynsham Lions attended the Young Carers Roadshow in Keynsham to make a few contacts and learn of their needs.

 

Sunday 22 May 2016. Keynsham Lions Club held their 46th Charter Anniversary lunch at Cameley Lodge, Clutton attended by District Governor Lion Keith and Sue and members of surrounding Lions Clubs. The mixed weather conditions didn't allow sitting on the patio but the highlight was the welcome given to new members Edward and Maureen who have joined Keynsham Lions Club this Spring and were badged by the District Governor. 

 Pictured: District Governor Lion Keith, Lion Edward, Lion Maureen, sponsor Lion Harry, President Lion Alan.

 

Monday 9 May 2016. Following a presentation by the City of Bath Street Pastors, Keynsham Lions Club donated towards the caring work they carry out on the streets of Bath during the hours of darkness.

 

Monday 11 April 2016. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support local dance group with funds for costumes and Keynsham Explorer Scouts visiting Zimbabwe as part of the International Citizen Service Programme helping rural communities, also helping to finance a special car seat for a youngster.

 

Monday 4 April 2016. 300 more spectacles delivered to the Chichester collection point.

 

Monday 14 March 2016. Keynsham Lions agree to support Butterfly Space seeking to build schools and develop education in Malawi and also agree to the refurbishing and replanting of the Lions Planter in Keynsham Memorial Park.

 

Saturday 5 March 2016. Another 400 pairs of used spectacles collected and delivered to the District Convention for onwards to the Lions Chichester collection point.

 

February/March 2016. Keynsham Lions have fifteen large Easter Eggs distributed around the town raising funds for Lions Charities.

 

Friday 26 February 2016. Keynsham Lions held another successful well attended Quiz Night at Saltford Hall.

 

Wednesday 23 December 2015. Keynsham Lions Club have completed their 2015 Carol collections with the Father Christmas Sleigh and at the local Supermarkets. The collections raised £2917 and we thank the residents of Keynsham and Saltford for the continued support to the work locally and internationally of Lions Clubs International.

 

Sunday 6 December 2015. Keynsham Lions Club played hosts to a tea party at the Baptist Church Hall attended by elderly local residence with encouragement to make a few new friends. Welcomed by the Towncrier with Father Christmas calling in while the guests enjoyed a splendid tea provided by the Lions partners and the Brownies followed with a game of bingo for guests and lions. 

 

Weekend 4 to 6 December 2015. The Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church attracted 59 decorated trees. Each one was decorated by local organisations to represent their activity within the community The Lions tree displayed the work locally and internationally of Keynsham Lions Club.  

 

Friday 27 November 2015. Keynsham Lions Club manned their Christmas Carol Sleigh with Father Christmas at the Town's Winter Festival evening in Market Walk. The Lions Roast Pork stall did some brisk trade through the evening while the children queued to visit Santa.

 

Tuesday 11 November 2015. Keynshan Lions Club packaged another 1,100 pairs of used spectacles for onwards via the Chichester collection point and abroad to help with sight restoration.

 

Monday 9 November 2015. Keynsham Lions Club support a local young carer to attend an Arts Award Project.

 

Sunday 8 November 2015. Keynsham Lions members walked in the Remembrance Day parade in the High Street and placed a wreath at the Memorial Gate.

 

Monday 12 October 2015. Keynsham Lions Club pledge support with other Lions Clubs towards a CCTV camera to magnify articles onto a screen for a lad with sight impairment. 

 

 Monday 14 September 2015. District Governor Lion Keith Wilding presented five Service Chevrons to members achieving 125 years service to Lions Clubs International. Congratulations to Peter, JohnW, Adrian, Bernard and RonS.

 

 Pictured: Lions RonS, DG Keith, Bernard and JohnW.

 

Monday 14 September 2015. Keynsham Lions Club support the Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church.

 

Monday 14 September 2015. Keynsham Lions Club re-direct their £300 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy charity.

 

Monday 10 August 2015. Keynsham Lions Club topped up the 1600 used spectacles collected last month with another 300 used spectacles destined for the UK collecting point in Chichester for onwards abroad to help with sight restoration.

 

Sunday 9 August 2015. The Keynsham Mencap group joined in with the Lions Bob Cook Games held in Swindon.

 

Wednesday 29 July 2015. The Chernobyl Children's Lifeline charity hosted sixteen children from the Chernobyl area to life in the Bristol area for four weeks. Keynsham Lions Club entertained the children and their hosts to a fine evening barbecue and games enjoying the fresh air quite different to the polluted environment at home. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club have been fundraising for the last twelve months and Ruth Smith presented a cheque to the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline to further their work in support of the children. Nationally, over 2000 children from Belarus and Ukraine will be supported by the charities links.

 Pictured some of the children enjoy the barbecue.

 

Monday 13 July 2015. Keynsham Lions Club took sixteen visiting children from the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline charity to 'Boots and Shoes' shop to purchase trainers for each visitor.

 

Sunday 5 July 2015. Keynsham Lions Club held their Annual Duck Race at the Music Festival in the Park will the partners provided the catering facilities serving the festival goers and providing cover from the rain showers during the afternoon. The sun came out and the ducks got away at the 4pm start with 'Bristol Fun For Hire' winning the Corporate Race. 

 

 

Monday 22 June 2015. At the Handover Dinner, outgoing President Lion Harry Smith  briefly spoke about his year as President and handed the chain of office to Lion Alan Hale who announced the Club Officers for the year ahead. 

 

Monday 8 June 2015. Keynsham Lions Club support a local Health Association.

 

Friday 29 May 2015. Over 60 people attended the Club's 45th Charter Anniversary at Saltford Golf Club, chaired by Club President Harry Smith. Guests included District Governor Tony Buchan and Vice District Governor Keith Wilding. Music was provided by vocalist Andy Gibb and it was rated a very enjoyable evening by all the guests and partners.

 

Monday 25 May 2015. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £281 for their nominated charity at a Bank Holiday Car Boot sale in Longwell Green.

 

Saturday 2 May 2015. Keynsham Lions Club collected in the High Street for the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief and forwarded a total donation of £1500.

 

Monday 13 April 2015. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support two young people to visit Libourne on a Twinning trip and another young person helping with providing clean water, blankets and essential living in the Manafwa District of Uganda.

 

Monday 13 April 2015. Keynsham Lions Club collect 482 used spectacles for recycling abroad via the Chichester collecting centre.

 

Saturday 21 March 2015. Members collected at Waitrose and Tesco Supermarkets for the Lions Clubs International Foundation disaster fund following the Cyclone Pam which hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific last weekend with huge devastation and loss of life.

 

Friday 20 March 2015. Keynsham Lions Club held a Quiz Night at Saltford Hall which attracted 100 people across 19 teams. A fine supper was provided by the partners while Harry and Bob worked out the scores.

 

Monday 9 March 2015. Keynsham Lions Club collect 687 used spectacles for recycling abroad via the Chichester collecting centre.

 

Monday 9 March 2015. Keynsham Lions Club support the local Butterflies Haven charity for autism and the Forever Friends Appeal at the RUH for a new cancer centre.

 

Friday 27 February 2015. Keynsham Lions Club collected £329 at Tesco Supermarket for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.

 

Monday 9 February 2015. Keynsham Lions Club agree to sponsor the Seals Gala with the pool hire cost at Keynsham Leisure Centre on 28 March.

 

Monday 9 February 2015. Keynsham Lions Club support a local family with a childrens climbing frame.

 

Monday 12 January 2015. Keynsham Lions Club make a donation to the Bristol East Citadel branch of the Salvation Army and support two local schools with Lifeskills modules during January's Lions Week of Service. 

 

Sunday 21 December 2014. Keynsham Lions Club have completed their 2014 Carol collections with the Father Christmas Sleigh and at the local Supermarkets. The collections raised £2303 and we thank the residents of Keynsham and Saltford for the continued support to the work locally and internationally of Lions Clubs International.

 

Friday 28 November 2014. Keynsham Lions Club manned their Christmas Carol Sleigh with Father Christmas at the Town's Winter Festival evening in the High Street. The Lions Roast Pork stall did some brisk trade through the evening while the children queued to visit Santa.

 

Saturday 22 November 2014. Keynsham Lions Club raised £308 in the High Street for the Ebola Orphan Aid Programme Appeal launched by Lions Clubs International Foundation.

 

Monday 10 November 2014. Keynsham Lions Club agreed to support the Chernobyl Childrens Life Line group visit next year of 18 children coming to Bristol.

 

Sunday 9 November 2014. Keynsham Lions Club played hosts to a tea party at Saltford Hall attended by elderly residence from Saltford, Keynsham and Longwell Green with encouragement to make a few friends. After the splendid tea provided by the Lions partners, Saltford Brownies provided the musical entertainment and lead the singing followed by a game of bingo. 

 

Sunday 9 November 2014. Lion members walked in the Remembrance Day parade and Lion President Harry placed a wreath at the Memorial Gate.

 

Saturday 25 October 2014. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £217 at a curry evening towards their charity for the year.

 

Monday 13 October 2014. Keynsham Lions Club agreed to provide the poppy display area for the Royal British Legion at the Parish Church during this years act of remembrance. 

 

Monday 11 August 2014. Keynsham Lions Club will once again be collecting Christmas Shoeboxes for distribution abroad by Blythswood Care.

 

Monday 11 August 2014. Keynsham Lions Club collect 800 pairs of used spectacles for recycling abroad via the UK club in Chichester.

 

Monday 11 August 2014. Keynsham Lions Club donate £150 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and support the local Explorer Scouts venture with the Explorer Belt Award.

 

Monday 11 August 2014. Keynsham Lions donate £250 to the LCIF Disaster Fund supporting the China Earthquake disaster with $250,000 dollars as aid to the area.

 

Monday 11 August 2014. Keynsham Lions Club support the charity group ALIVE, providing recreational activities in Care Homes.

 

Monday 14 July 2014. Keynsham Lions Club support a local school with finance to buy books for their library project.

 

Sunday 6 July. Keynsham Lions Club held their Annual Duck Race at the Town's Music Festival. In glorious sunny weather, the ducks were released in the River Chew for a 400 yard dash with their 40 larger family of Corporate ducks. The partners served tea, coffee and refreshments all day. The ducks were released at 3.45pm and herded down stream by members of Warmley Football Club while the crowds gathered and walked the river route to see the winning ducks swim to victory and The Ship Inn corporate duck take first place for the business duck entries.

 

 

Sunday 29 June 2014. The partners and friends of Keynsham Lions Club held a Ploughmans Lunch at Avon Road and raised £150 for the Great Western Air Ambulance. 

 

Monday 23 June 2014. Lion Stephanie completed her year as President at the June dinner meeting and handed the chain of office to Lion Harry Smith who invited members to be involved and contribute to the service work of the club. Lion Stephanie presented Ruth with flowers for her Charter night preparations and Lion President Harry presented flowers to Stephanie in recognition of her twelve months of dedication as President of the Club.  

 

Monday 9 June 2014. Keynsham Lions Club assisted a hospital patient with personal needs.

 

Monday 9 June 2014. Keynsham Lions Club supported the Bristol based Cintre Community which has many yearsí experience of providing high quality residential care and supported living services for young people and adults in a structured and therapeutic environment. Cintre Community, established in 1977, offers support to individuals with a learning disability including autistic spectrum disorders.

 

 Monday 9 June 2014. Keynsham Lions donated £300 to the MD Lions Disaster Fund in aid of the Balkans Flood Relief Appeal.

 

Friday 30 May 2014. Club members from Glantawe, Ross on Wye, Newbury, Bristol Brunel, Radstock and Midsomer Norton, Dursley, Calne and Chippenham attended Keynsham Lions 44th Charter Anniversary at Saltford Golf Club with guest speaker Bath Abbey Footprint Project Director, Charles Curnock. Music provided by Stewart Sheppard made the evening go with a swing.

 

Bank Holiday Monday 26 May 2014. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club manned a Car Boot at Longwell Green in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance.

 

Monday 12 May 2014. Keynsham Lions Club supported Wellsway School with their Badminton Marathon by donating to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Monday 12 May 2014. Keynsham Lions Club supported the Bath unit of the Mental Health Charity, MIND, helping people diagnosed as mentally ill.

 

Easter 2014. Keynsham Lions Club had 20 large chocolate Easter Eggs around the town, raising funds for Lions Charities.

 

Wednesday 2 April 2014. Keynsham Lions Club support local youngsters with a French Twinning visit.

 

Friday 28 March 2014. Keynsham Lions Club collected at the local Tesco Store for Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Daffodil Appeal'.

 

Monday 10 March 2014. Keynsham Lions Club collected old dental instruments from Clifton for onwards to Dentaid.

 

Monday 10 March 2014. Keynsham Lions Club donated £250 to the Blind Veterans UK (formally St Dunstan's) for ex. Service personnel with sight related impairments.

 

Monday 10 March 2014. Keynsham Lions Club support the Bob Cook Games for the handicapped with £300.

 

Monday 10 March 2014. Keynsham Lions Club supported 'Hammer Out', a Thornbury BS35 based charity for helping children and adults with brain tumours throughout Bristol and surrounding area. 

 

Saturday 15 February 2014. Keynsham Lions Club collected £1325 in the High Street in aid of the Somerset Flood Relief Appeal and thank the local residents for the continued support given to Lions Club International both locally and worldwide. The Club has forwarded £3000 to the Flood Relief Fund. 20.2.14

 

Monday 10 February 2014. Keynsham Lions Club will be collecting in the High Street on Saturday 15 February for the Somerset Flood Relief Appeal and will also send a further £1000 to assist with the flood restoration project.

 

Monday 10 February 2014. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support a lad planning to visit Cambodia for 3 months to help with building houses and a school and assist with English lessons.

 

Monday 10 February 2014. Keynsham Lions Club agree to sponsor the Seals Gala with £650 at Keynsham Leisure Centre on 15 March.

 

Monday 10 February 2014. Keynsham Lions Club sent 1000 used spectacles for recycling by clinics in Kenya and India.

 

Saturday 25 January 2014. Members and partners of Keynsham Lions Club visited the Great Western Air Ambulance base at Filton for a guided tour of the operational unit. The Club donated £1000 towards the upkeep of the service which has to rely on charitable donation to provide this life saving facility within the larger Bristol area extending into Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

 

Monday 13 January 2014. Keynsham Lions Club support the Rainbow Centre for Children with £500. The centre provides a haven of peace for children and their families suffering from the effects of life threatening illness or death.

 

Saturday 21 December 2013. Keynsham Lions Club have completed their 2013 Carol collections with the Father Christmas Sleigh and at the local Supermarkets. The collections raised £3080 and we thank the residents of Keynsham and Saltford for the continued support to the work locally and internationally of Lions Clubs International.

 

Wednesday 11 December 2013. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £113 at a coffee morning towards their charity for the year.

 

Monday 9 December 2013. Keynsham Lions Club support the Bristol Salvation Army Appeal with a £250 donation towards providing help and comfort for the lonely this Christmas.

 

Weekend 6 to 8 December 2013. The Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church attracted 56 decorated trees. Each one was decorated by local organisations to represent their activity within the community The Lions tree displayed the work locally and internationally of Keynsham Lions Club.  

 

Friday 29 November 2013. Keynsham Lions Club manned their Christmas Carol Sleigh with Father Christmas at the Town's Victorian Evening in the High Street. The Lions Roast Pork stall did some brisk trade through the evening while the children visited Santa.

 

Saturday 16 November 2013. Keynsham Lions Club collected over £1000 in the High Street and the Scout Hut for the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon.

 

Monday 11 November 2013. Keynsham Lions Club support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with £250 and the Lions Sight Savers Trust with £250. The Club supported three children with the Medic Alert early start programme.

 

Sunday 10 November 2013. Lion President Stephanie and four Lion members walked in the Remembrance Day parade and placed a wreath at the Memorial Gate.

 

October 2013. The Peace Poster winners have been selected from Broadlands and Wellsway Schools. The two winning entries will go forward to the District Final in Newport on Sunday 17 November.

 

Monday 14 October 2013. Keynsham Lions Club are collecting Christmas Shoeboxes for distribution by Blythswood Care to families in poor countries.

 

Monday 14 October 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support the emergency services of the Great Western Air Ambulance with a £1000 donation and the Search and Rescue Dog Association used by the police for tracing missing persons with a £500 donation.

 

Friday 4 October 2013. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £220 at a curry evening towards their charity for the year.

 

Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September 2013. Lion members and partners volunteer to provide support with the Family Programme at the Special Olympics Great Britain held at the University of Bath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 27 August 2013. At the monthly dinner meeting of Keynsham Lions Club, Lion President Stephanie presented Helen Hill with a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for her work with the local Mencap group.

 

Monday 12 August 2013. Keynsham Lions Club donated £250 to the Bristol Children's Help Society which has a local children's adventure complex at Barton Camp, Winscombe.

 

Monday 12 August 2013. Keynsham Lions Club donate £500 to the local Jessie May Children's Hospice at Home. Jessica May died at home aged 4 1/2 months surrounded by her family and supported by a team of nurses. Her parents created Jessie May to ensure that every child who is not expected to reach adulthood receives nursing care within the home. Since 1996 the Jessie May Trust has been providing this care, free of charge, in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

 

Sunday 11 August 2013. Chippenham Lions Club once again led the way in organising the Bob Cook Memorial Games held at the local Athletics Track, Swindon. Named after the late Charter President of the Lions Club of Chippenham, the Games take place every year on the second Sunday of August and this year Keynsham Lions arranged for 'Team Keynsham' to take part with 12 competitors drawn from the local Keynsham Mencap Group with their 5 helpers. Members of Keynsham Lions Club enjoyed a lovely day helping with the sports events.

July 2013.  25 entrants from Broadlands School took part in the Lions Peace Poster Competition.

Saturday 20 July 2013. Keynsham Lions Club assembled and delivered ten food hampers to deserving residents in the local area.

 

Sunday 14 July 2013. Keynsham Lions Club sweltered in the heat at their Car Boot Sale. The whole day was organised by the local Cooperative Supermarket. Another successful fund raising venture for the Club which the Cooperative hope to repeat.

 

Monday 8 July 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support Bristol City Centre Hospital's 'Golden Gift Appeal' with money for patient's equipment, surroundings and privacy at the Haematology and Oncology Centres.

 

Monday 8 July 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to upgrade a disadvantaged lad's computer. 

 

 

Sunday 7 July 2013. Keynsham Lions Club held their Annual Duck Race at the Town's Music Festival. In glorious sunny weather, 1500 ducks were released in the River Chew for a 400 yard dash with their 40 larger family of Corporate ducks. Launched at 4pm in Keynsham Memorial Park by Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset, Councillor Neil Butters and Keynsham Town Council Chairman, Councillor Gill Hellier, the crowds gathered and walked the river route to see the winning ducks swim to victory and the Axa Wealth corporate duck take first place for the business duck entries.

 

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         2013 Lions Duck Race 

        photographs courtesy of

             Lion John Watts

 

Sunday 30 June 2013. The Partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £173 for Cancer Research with a cream tea on the lawn at Avon Road.

 

Monday 24 June 2013. At the Handover Dinner, outgoing President Lion Ken Hawker spoke of the past year as President of Keynsham Lions Club and handed the chain of office to Lion Stephanie Louis who gave out her Directors Pin Badges and rallied the Club to continue with the work so appreciated locally and nationally. Any parting gift was waived by Ken in favour of a donation to the partners charity 'Cancer Research'. The Club also presented gifts to retiring District Governor Lion Harry and Ruth in recognition of the last twelve months service to Lions District 105W. 

 

Friday 24 May 2013. Fifty one guests attended Saltford Golf Club to celebrate the 43rd Charter Anniversary of Keynsham Lions Club. Lion President Ken outlined the work of the Club over the last twelve months and District Governor Lion Harry Smith received the toast to Lions Clubs International. Vice President Lion Stephanie proposed the toast to 'Partners and Guests' and the Rev. Dr Stephen M'Caw responded with his praise for the Club's work locally. Music for the evening was provided by Malc Digby with tunes 'old and new'.

 

Friday 17 May 2013. Keynsham Lions Club support the local community with a plant container decorated by Keynsham Town Council at the local railway station.

 

Monday 13 May 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to supply a local lad with autistic learning aids, provide financial support to WISH (Working in Support of Holidays for the disabled) and assist a youngster on Operation Raleigh.   

 

Sunday 21 April 2013. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £285 at a Ploughmans Lunch towards their Cancer Research charity.

 

Saturday 13 April 2013. Members of Keynsham Lions Club assisted the Mencap Seals Swimming Club at the Annual Gala afternoon and evening with the pool sponsored by the Lions Club. President Ken presented the medals during the evening at the closing ceremony.

 

Monday 8 April 2013. Keynsham Lions Club distributed 20 large Easter Eggs around the Town to raffle for four weeks leading up to Easter in aid of Lions charities.

 

Monday 11 March 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to financially support the annual Bob Cook Games for the disabled in Swindon on Sunday 11 August. A team from the local Keynsham Mencap Club is being arranged to compete in the sports day.

 

Monday 11 March 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to purchase a Flower Planter for Keynsham Railway Station with the Lions logo displayed.

 

Saturday 9 March 2013. Keynsham Lions Club collected £212 at the local Tesco Store in Keynsham for the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal for Cancer Care. 

 

Saturday 9 March 2013. Four members of Keynsham Lions Club attended the District Convention weekend in Hereford.

 

Monday 25 February 2013. Lion Andy Tyrrell was inducted as a member of Keynsham Lions Club.

 

Monday 11 February 2013. Keynsham Lions Club agree to fund the local Seals Swimming Gala on Saturday 13 April and Age UK with the local 'Fit as a fiddle' project.

 

Keynsham Lions Club donate £500 to the Special Olympics GB Family Programme to be held in Bath from 28 August to 1 September and £250 to the St. Asaph Flood disaster in North Wales. Keynsham Lions Club agree to fund two local lads and a local resident with their family needs.

 

 

Monday 28 January 2013. District Governor Lion Harry Smith presented Keynsham Lions Club members Lion John Morris with a 20 year Service Award and Lion Ron Marsden with a 35 year Service Award.

 

Friday 21 December 2012. Keynsham Lions Club assembled and delivered 10 food hampers within the local area.

 

Thursday 6 December 2012. Keynsham Lions Club decorated their Christmas Tree in the Parish Church in preparation for the Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend. There were 49 trees, each one representing the local organisations of the community. The Club manned their tree throughout the weekend and had plenty of visitors.

 

Monday 3 December 2012. Keynsham Lions Club started their Carol Sleigh evening tours with a trip around the Chandag area of Keynsham. The Carol Sleigh will be touring local areas until Wednesday 19 December.

 

Friday 30 November 2012. The rain held off as members of Keynsham Lions Club took to the High Street for the annual Victorian Evening. With the town closed-off to traffic, the Lions operated their Father Christmas Sleigh, the pig roast stall and sold Lions Christmas Puddings creating the approaching festive spirit.

 

Sunday 11 November 2012. Lion members joined the act of remembrance at the Keynsham Memorial Gates. Pictured Lion President Ken with Chairman BANES, Councillor Rob Appleyard and the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP North East Somerset and Gill Hellier, Chairman Keynsham Town Council.

Lion members from across the country joined the London Remembrance Parade at The Cenotaph, Whitehall including Keynsham member Lion DG Harry Smith and his wife Ruth.

 

Friday 9 November 2012. Keynsham Lions collected 20 Christmas Shoeboxes for distribution to Eastern Europe by Blythswood Care.

 

Thursday 25 October 2012. Lions Clubs International hold a worldwide Peace Poster Competition every year and work through heats to arrive with an International winner. This years theme was 'Imagine Peace' and Keynsham Lions Club attracted 26 entrants from Broadlands School. The local winner was Dylan, seen with his entry and Lion Brian Worlock, Lion President Ken Hawker and local artist Joe Tymkow. Second place was Hollie and third place was Angel; all the pupils who took part received Lions participation certificates and the winning entry will progress to the District Final in Newport on Sunday 18 November.

 

Sunday 14 October 2012. Keynsham Lions Club hosted the District Thanksgiving Service at St. John's Parish Church. While the Church bells rang out over Keynsham to a fine sunny afternoon, District Governor Lion Harry Smith, headed the 105W Lions family Thanksgiving Service attended by the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Andrew Furse; Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Mick Bray; Mayor of Lydney, Councillor Bob Berryman; Deputy Mayor of Devizes, Councillor Jim Gudgeon; Chairman BANES, Councillor Rob Appleyard and the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP North East Somerset. The 130 strong congregation and choir was led by the Rev. Dr. Stephen M'Caw. Flags were paraded by the Air Training Corp, the Army Cadet Corp and the 1st Keynsham Scouts. A reading was by Keynsham Club President Lion Ken Hawker, an Anthem by the Church Choir and a solo of the Welsh National Anthem. District Governor Lion Harry read the Oath of Service and advised the congregation that pledges had been received of £11,700 towards Lions Clubs International Foundation. First Vice District Governor Lion John Mounty concluded the service with Wesley's Exhortation. Afternoon tea was served in the adjacent Church Hall. View pictures here

 

Saturday 13 October 2012. Members of Keynsham Lions Club attended the Race Night at Fry Club in aid of Holly's Wheelchair Fund. During the evening Lion President Ken presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Yvonne Knight, a stalwart member of the swimming scene in the local area. Yvonne has encouraged the Keynsham Seals Disabled Swimming Club for 30 years providing swimming opportunities for people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities.

 

Monday 8 October 2012. Keynsham Lions will be collecting Christmas Shoeboxes for the charity Blythswood Care.

 

October 2012. During Lions Awareness Week and Lions World Sight Day, Keynsham Lions delivered 1500 used spectacles to the Chichester Lions Depot for onward transportation to eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

 

Monday 8 October 2012. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support the WISH charity (Working in Support of Holidays for the disabled) with £200 for them to continue their escorted holiday initiatives.

 

Monday 24 September 2012. District Governor Lions Harry Smith attended the normal Club Dinner Meeting and presented a 40 year service chevron and letter from International President Lion Wayne Madden to Lion John Seymour to celebrate Lion accomplishments during that time and to look forward in a World of Service.

 

Saturday 22 September 2012. Keynsham Lions Club provided a bouncy inflatable at the town's 3rd annual Youth Fest in the Park. Organised by the Town Council, the procession paraded through the High Street assisted by marshals provided by Lion members to the Youth Fest for a day of fun for the youngsters of the town.

 

Monday 10 September 2012. Keynsham Lions Club agreed to donate £500 to the Bristol Children's Help Society based at Barton Camp, Winscombe. Also have new pledges to Lions Clubs International Foundation for the Measles Campaign and the Reading Action Programme.

 

Sunday 12 August 2012. Chippenham Lions Club once again led the way in organising the Bob Cook Memorial Games held at the local Athletics Track, Swindon.

Named after the late Charter President of the Lions Club of Chippenham, the Games take place every year on the second Sunday of August and this year Keynsham Lions arranged for 'Team Keynsham' to take part with competitors drawn from the local Keynsham Mencap Group.

With mixed weather conditions, our guests were treated to a packed lunch and a day of taking part in competitive track and field events, all in good company like London Olympics with its closing ceremony on the same day.

Pictured District Governor Lion Harry Smith, Keynsham President Lion Ken Hawker with members of Keynsham Lions and their guests from the Keynsham Mencap Group. (more pictures - here)

 

 

 

Friday 20 July 2012. The Partners of Keynsham Lions Club collected £675 during the 2011-2012 year and decided to donate it to RICE, the Research Institute into the Care of Older People, a charity based at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

 

 

Pictured left to right: Janet Worlock, Immediate Past President's wife presenting the cheque to Gina Caddick, RICE Fundraiser, with partners Phyllis Seymour and Pauline Hawker

 

 

 

Monday 9 July 2012. Keynsham Lions agreed to support Dentaid with £200 and help to provide a custom built wheelchair for a member of Keynsham seals.

 

Sunday 1st July 2012. At the Keynsham Music Festival in the Memorial Park, the wet weather through the week continued to threatened the event in the morning with more rain but gave way to sunny periods by mid-day. Unfortunately, for the first time in 17 years, the Club had to cancel the race because the fast flowing swollen river was considered too dangerous to allow  duck herders to set up the finish across the river Chew and wade the 2000 ducks down stream. The result of the race had to be generated by a random electronic number selection indicator witnessed by the crowds gathered at the bandstand. 

With the rain giving way to afternoon sun, the crowds flocked into the park and quickly took on the festival spirit joining in with the Lions activities in the tent. A selection of photos kindly taken by John Watts. 

 

 

 

Monday 18 June 2012. At the Handover Dinner, outgoing President Lion Brian Worlock spoke of the past year as President of Keynsham Lions Club especially the work the club had done to help the youngsters in the area. Brian handed the chain of office to Lion Ken Hawker who gave out his Directors Pin Badges and rallied the Club to continue with the work so appreciated locally and nationally. Any parting gift was waived by Brian in favour of a donation to RICE, the Research into the Care of the Elderly based at RUH, Bath. 

 

Lion Brian passing the chain of office to Lion Ken Hawker

 

 

Sunday 3 June 2012. Keynsham Club President Lion Brian and Janet represented Keynsham Lions Club at the community Church Service in St. John's Parish Church to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The High Street was closed for the celebrations to continue after the Service with a huge tea party along the length of the road supported by local residents and organisations.

The Lions Planter in Keynsham Memorial

Park dedicated to the Diamond Jubilee of

Her Majesty The Queen - June 2012 

 

 

Friday 25 May 2012. Fifty five guests attended the Holiday Inn, Hambrook to celebrate the 42nd Charter Anniversary of Keynsham Lions Club. District Governor Lion Larry Pearce received the toast to Lions Clubs International and presented several Long Service Awards and one District Governor's Certificate of Appreciation to Lion John Seymour in recognition as Communications Team Leader. Chris Smith, Manager Cooperative, Keynsham responded to the toast 'partners and guests' and described his company as a community caring organisation always prepared to get involved locally.

President Lion Brian Worlock had forgotten his spectacles and tried to read his script with 'Elton John' lookalike specs but had to resort to a pair of ladies reading glasses. He outlined the work of the local Club over the last twelve months, locally and internationally. He described the rewarding work achieved with helping children and the club's positive response to the recently launched Lions Signature Projects in the area of the Lions Eye Heath Programme and Young Leaders in Service. 

The evening continued past midnight with dancing to 'Time Machine'. 

 

Monday 14 May 2012. Keynsham Lions agreed to support the local Youth Fest in the Memorial Park on 22 September with one bouncy inflatable.

 

Monday 14 May 2012. 'Butterflies' is a local Club for autistic children and their families. Keynsham Lions agreed to support them with developing a link with music therapy within their group.

 

Monday 14 May 2012. Two lads from the local Leisure Centre will be taking part in a youth exchange programme organised by the Royal Life Saving International Youth Exchange. Keynsham Lions members agreed to provide some financial assistance for their exchange and learning skills venture. 

 

Monday 14 May 2012. Keynsham Lions Club support the Gambia and Avon Fire Services in Partnership (GAFSIP) charity with £200. The charity recycle Fire Engines, medical equipment and support equipment for further use in the Gambia. 

 

Saturday 5 May 2012. Seven members from Keynsham Lions Club attended Multiple District Convention weekend with their partners at the Metropole Hotel, Birmingham to welcome their fellow member Lion Harry Smith as District Governor 2012-2013 with razmataz confetti cannon, whistles and Status Quo music. Pictured Lion Harry with Ruth

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions agree to financially support a young lad with leukemia to visit Disneyland.

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions help the Forever Friends Appeal at the RUH with £250 towards a new Gamma-CT Scanner.

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions Club members and Bristol Brunel Lions Club members provide financial support for a gentleman with Cerebral Palsy.

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions agree to support five local children with their Summer Camp.

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions help sponsor a lady walking in the Grand Canyon with £150 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

 

Tuesday 10 April 2012. Keynsham Lions donate £300 to the Progeria Group completing ten marathons in ten days.

 

Saturday 31 March 2012. Keynsham Lions played hosts to 35 children from the local Mencap Society along with 22 volunteer helpers when they took the party by coach from Fry Club for a day-out at Puxton Park activity centre near Weston Super Mare. 

 

Saturday 24 March 2012. Keynsham Lions Club sponsored the hire of the pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre today for the local Mencap groups annual Seals Swimming Gala. The Lions helped with the medal ceremony presentations after the big swim.

 

Monday 12 March 2012. Members of Keynsham Lions are arranging for a team of 10/12 people to join with teams from the West and Wales to take part in the 2012 Bob Cook Memorial Games on 12 August. Once again the club are supporting the games for the disabled with a financial donation.

 

Monday 12 March 2012. Keynsham Lions agree to support Penny Brohns Cancer Care with £150 donation.

 

Monday 12 March 2012. Keynsham Lions agree to provide the financial support for the hire of the pool to host the Seals Swimming Gala at the Leisure Centre on Saturday 24 March 2012.

 

Friday 9 March 2012. Racing came to town with the Lions Race Night at the Royal British Legion where race goers gathered for a night of thrills and spills determined to beat the tote with eight races, video entertainment and a buffet selection for the crowds. The evening was sponsored by Electrio and raised over £600 for the Lions charities.

 

Monday 13 February 2012. Keynsham Lions donate £100 to LIBRA (Lions International Blood Research Association).

 

Monday 13 February 2012. Keynsham Lions support the under 13's Football Team at Fry Club with new shirts and shorts.

 

Monday 9 January 2012. Keynsham Lions agree to round-up the Philippines Flood Disaster donation to £500.

 

Saturday 24 December 2011. Members of Keynsham Lions Club were out in the town today collecting for the Philippines Flood Disaster which happened last weekend. The £456.01 collected will go to the disaster area via Lions Clubs International Foundation.

 

Monday 19 December. 56 members, partners, friends and guests of Keynsham Lions Club held their Christmas Party at Fry Club.

 

Sunday 18 December. Keynsham Lions Club was requested take a reading at the St. Mary's Church, Saltford during their Christmas Story carol and reading service. Lion Alan read Matthew 2 V1-11 'Travellers Come From The East'.

 

Wednesday 16 December 2011. Keynsham Lions Club supported the Lions Clubs International Million Tree Planting initiative with a partnership arrangement with Bath and North East Somerset Council for planting 65 trees in the local Keynsham Memorial Park.

 

Monday 12 December. Keynsham Lions Club agreed to donate £100 to the LCIF Measles initiative and support the RUH Breast Cancer Unit in Bath. A local resident will receive practical support with carpets and curtains.

 

Sunday 11 December. A partners coffee morning collected £77 towards Alzheimer's Research. 

 

Monday 5 December 2011. On a cold and crisp evening Keynsham Lions Sleigh started two weeks of touring the local area with their first visit to the Chandag Road area with Father Christmas and his collectors. The final evening on Wednesday 21 December was the Lockingwell Road area of Keynsham.

 

Saturday 3 December 2011. Keynsham Lions Club had their Carol Sleigh with Father Christmas at Keynsham Clock Tower. Father Christmas welcomed the children and had his picture taken with parents and children while handing out chocolate gifts.

 

Saturday 3 December 2011. Keynsham Lions Club manned a Christmas Pudding stall at Saltford Christmas Market selling small, medium and large Lions Christmas Puddings.

 

Sunday 27 November. The annual trolley dash took place at the Co-operative Supermarket, Keynsham. Won by Mrs Christine Prideaux, the family rushed around the store to scoop several trolleys worth of groceries which Christine plans to share through St. John's Church with the Sisters of Mercy based in Bristol.

  Christine on the right and her family trolleys

Christine, Lions and Co-operative staff

 

Friday 25 November 2011. The rain held off as members of Keynsham Lions Club took to the High Street for the annual Victorian Night. With the town closed-off to traffic, the Lions operated their Father Christmas Sleigh and the pig roast stall. The Queen's Nose game is always a favourite with children and to round off the evening in preparation for Christmas, the sale of Christmas Puddings created the approaching festive spirit.

 

 

 

Sunday 13 November 2011. Lion members joined the act of remembrance at the Keynsham Memorial Gates. Lion members from across the country joined the London Remembrance Parade at The Cenotaph, Whitehall.

 

 

 

Wednesday 9 November 2011. A Keynsham pupil will have a much easier life with his studies thanks to the purchase of a Fizz Book by members of Keynsham Lions Club. With a genetic condition known as Neurofibromatosis it is sometimes difficult to control personal actions. The Fizz Book is a computer will all the usual facilities but is built to have very high build properties against dropping or damage. President Lion Brian and Welfare Chairperson Lion Stephanie presented the computer to Daniel at the school with his parents and teaching staff present.

 

Tuesday 25 October 2011. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 70 Christmas Shoeboxes and sacks of clothing to the Aid Ukraine depot for delivery to the children at Christmas in the Zhorane Region of North West Ukraine still suffering from radiation of the Chernobyl disaster.

 

Sunday 9 October 2011. President Brian and three members of Keynsham Lions Club with their partners attended the District Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving hosted by Barry Lions Club.

 

 

  Saturday 8 October 2011.   Keynsham Lions Club played host to an evening of music at St. John's Parish Church with proceeds towards 'East Africa Famine Relief'. The Mendip Male Voice Choir supported by the Bel Canto choir from Bradford-on-Avon provided a thrilling repertoire of music for the 200 strong responsive audience. During the evening, the two choirs gave their own musical performances with Mendip's soloist Hannah Lockwood singing four pieces and Dora Bishop gave a solo rendering of Broadway Baby. The combined choirs of 75 members performed, 'The Lord is my Shepherd'. The concert was performed in memory of Lion Les Smith who had arranged the concert but did not survive to see the evening.

Mendip Male Voice Choir at Keynsham Concert

 

Saturday 24 September 2011. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club and friends raised £342 at a Curry Evening held at the home of Lion Harry and Ruth.

 

Monday 12 September 2011. Keynsham Lions support The Severn Project, a local project to help people in the area who are disadvantaged by illness or past offending behaviour to get back into society.

 

Monday 12 September 2011. In memory of Lion Les Smith, Keynsham Lions support The British Lung Foundation with £200

 

Monday 12 September 2011. Keynsham Lions agree to plant 100 Trees in Keynsham as part of the worldwide 'Plant a Tree' campaign.

 

Sunday 14 August 2011. The Annual Bob Cook Memorial Games for the disabled took place at the Swindon Athletic Track, organised by Chippenham Lions Club with helpers and teams from the Southwest, South Wales and the Midlands.

 

Photo: District Governor Lion Larry Pearce with Keynsham Lion President Brian and members of Keynsham Lions Club take a picture with Leon, the District mascot at the Bob Cook Memorial Games.

 

Monday 8 August 2011. Keynsham Lions donated £1,500 to the LCIF East Africa Famine Relief Appeal.

Monday 8 August 2011. Keynsham Lions support the Tacade initiative: 'Life Changes 2 - Loss, Change and Bereavement', for young people aged 11 to 18.

Monday 8 August 2011. Keynsham Lions support a Kilimanjaro climb in aid of Meningitis UK.

Monday 8 August 2011. Keynsham Lions donate £100 to the Bristol Children's Help Society.

Saturday 6 August 2011. A coffee morning raised £63 for Breast Cancer Research.

 

Monday 11 July 2011. Keynsham Lions inducted Bob into the family of local Lion members. If you are interested in finding out more about Lions in Keynsham and Saltford please phone 0845 8339817 and talk with Alan.

 

Monday 11 July 2011. Keynsham Lions support the Rainbow Centre for Children providing free and professional services to children and families affected by bereavement, life threatening illness and cancer.

 

Saturday 9 July 2011. Keynsham Lions collected £1126 in the High Street and at the Co-operative Supermarket for the East Africa Famine Appeal. Thank you to the local residents for this wonderful contribution.

 

Sunday 3rd July 2011. At the Keynsham Music Festival in the Memorial Park, the annual Keynsham Lions Duck Race attracted huge crowds. Now in its 15th year, 2000 family ducks were released at 3.45pm together with their 43 larger corporate members of the duck family sponsored by local trader. The 500 yard dash downstream brought crowds of supporters while the catering marquee did good business all day and the children tried their luck dropping coins on the Queen's nose and opening the box with the magic key. With wonderful weather, the afternoon continued with more music until late into the evening. Thank you to all our supporters including the Co-operative, Keynsham for the pre-event ticket selling table and the corporate winner, 'Special Day and Appletons', High Street, Keynsham. The winning family duck was owned by Mr Lau, the second place was Mrs Denness and third place was Mrs Bridgeman.

The 43 Corporate Ducks wait their turn for the big splash

 

Monday 27 June 2011. At the Handover Dinner, outgoing President Lion Alan Hale spoke of the past two years as President of Keynsham Lions Club and his appreciation for the dedication to service of the members. He thanked the club for his personal MJF Award and his end of term financial gift which had been forwarded to Keynsham Baptist Church. Alan handed the chain of office to Lion Brian Worlock to take the Club into the 42nd year. Brian handed out his Directors Pin Badges and rallied the Club to continue with the work so appreciated locally and nationally. 

 

   Lion President Brian Worlock receives the   

    chain of office from outgoing Lion Alan Hale 

 

Monday 27 June 2011. Keynsham Lions Partners gave their fund raising money for the year to the RUH Breast Unit (£450) and the Kanami Development Trust (£150) committed to provide clean water, sanitation, essential food stuffs, education, health care and self sufficiency. Details

 

Monday 13 June 2011. Keynsham Lions Club member support a local girl with financial assistance to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.

 

Monday 13 June 2011. Keynsham Lions Club members support the Bristol-based Hop Skip and Jump day care and supervised play for children with special needs and their families.

 

Saturday 11 June 2011. Keynsham Lions Club members attended the Saltford Festival with a PR display and worked to prepare the 'Big Breakfast' for the Festival goers. Out-of-season, the members did a trade with selling Christmas Puddings!

 


Friday 20 May 2011. Charter Anniversary

Seventy guests attended Redwood Hotel, Failand to celebrate the 41st Charter Anniversary of Keynsham Lions Club. District Governor Lion Colin Duncan received the toast to Lions Clubs International and the main speaker was MP North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

President Lion Alan Hale outlined the work of the worldwide organisation with Clubs in 206 countries and how the local Club in Keynsham is most fortunate to be able to call on the local community to raise funds to assist international disaster through to local needs. He thanked the people of Keynsham and Saltford for their support over the last 41 years.

The formal part of the evening concluded with DG Lion Colin requesting a photograph for his years album with Lion President Alan and Jane. Once assembled, DG Colin then launched into the real purpose of the photo call and presented Lion President Alan with a Melvin Jones Fellowship from his fellow club members with the citation for Alan's unquestioned service to the community as a member of Keynsham Lions Club. 

The presentation came as a great surprise to Alan and with some emotion he responded with a grateful and humbling thank you.

The evening continued past midnight with dancing to 'Time Machine'. 

District Governor Lion Colin presents a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion President Alan


 

Saturday 14 May 2011. Keynsham Lions played hosts to 30 children from the local Mencap Society along with volunteer helpers took the party by coach from Fry Club, Keynsham for a day-out at Puxton Park activity centre near Weston Super Mare.

 

Monday 9 May 2011. Keynsham Lions provided some financial help for a local lad to attend a residential course.

 

Monday 9 May 2011. Local opticians have collected 650 used spectacles which Keynsham Lions forwarded to the UK Lions collecting point in Chichester.

 

Monday 25 April. Keynsham Lions partners raised £50 at a Car Boot sale book stall.

 

Saturday 19 March 2011. Keynsham Lions Club collect £2425 at the Co-operative Supermarket and in the High Street during the week for the Lions Clubs International Japan Earthquake Appeal.

 

Saturday 19 March 2011. The partners raised another £125 at their coffee morning at Bakersfield for donations towards breast cancer and the Kanamai Development Trust. 

 

Monday 14 March. Keynsham Lions aid the local Butterflies Haven supporting the Autistic Spectrum with a trip to Horseworld on Saturday 21 April see http://www.butterflies-haven.co.uk/Social-Events.html Keynsham Lions also provided equipment for Keynsham Town Junior Football Club. 

 

Saturday 12 March. Keynsham Lions collected £620 for the Japan Earthquake Appeal at the Co-operative Supermarket.

 

Friday 4 March 2011. Keynsham Lions Club hosted horse racing for the town at Fry Club, with plenty of thrills and spills and comedy clips at the annual Race Night. The evening was rated a great success with thanks to Electrio for sponsoring the event. The evening raised £500 for the Lions Charities.

During the evening Lion President Alan presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award to Phil Brown of Electrio for the 15 years service of support and help to Keynsham Lions Club.

 

Monday 14 February 2011. Keynsham Lions support St. Dunstan's with £250. Working in partnership, the Lions of the British Isles and Ireland are committed to support the only organisation specifically committed to the rehabilitation of Servicemen, both current and past, who have been blinded in combat or whose sight has deteriorated over time. Lions Clubs of MD 105 will raise at least £50,000 towards the cost and dedication of a Day Room within a new Rehabilitation and Training Centre being built by St Dunstanís in Llandudno, North Wales.

 

Monday 14 February 2011. At their February Meeting, Keynsham Lions supported the Salvation Army; the New Opportunities Trust; Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Music for the Deaf. 

 

Monday 14 February 2011. Keynsham Lions agree to provide the financial support for the hire of the pool to host the Seals Swimming Gala at the Leisure Centre 2011.

 

Monday 10 January 2011. Keynsham Lions Club provide a new Bambach Saddle Chair for a disabled youngster.

 

December 2010. Keynsham Lions Club toured the town with their Carol Sleigh over the two week period and made calls at Sainsburys and Morrisons Supermarkets.

 

 

Sunday 5 December. Keynsham Lions Trolley Dash took place at the Co-op Supermarket after closing time. The winner was Shirley Townsend pictured with her daughter-in-law, Alicia and grandson, James. The groceries collected totaled £250 and the Co-op donated two bottles of spirit. Alicia said 'they would be donating a ham that was part of their collected groceries to Julian House'. The Lions Club thank John Haskins and his staff at the Co-op Supermarket for allowing the event in store.

 

Friday 26 November. Despite the bitterly cold weather, Keynsham Lions members braved the High Street for the annual Victorian Night. With the town closed-off to traffic, the Lions operated their Father Christmas Sleigh and several stalls including the pig roast which went well in view of the weather conditions. The Christmas Pudding stall is a new venture and provided a dessert for the evening.

 

Sunday 14 November. Lion members join the act of remembrance at the Keynsham Memorial Gates. Lion members from across the country joined the London Remembrance Parade, Whitehall.

 

Monday 8 November. Keynsham Lions Club supports Weston-Super-Mare Lifeboat appeal, the Bristol Air Ambulance, the local Time-Out organisation and £600 towards, 'Help for Heroes'.

Donations also made to Lions Sight-Savers, Medic Alert, Tacade and Lions Clubs International Foundation.

 

Tuesday 26 October. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 120 Shoeboxes to the Aid Ukraine depot for delivery to the children at Christmas in the Zhorane Region of North West Ukraine still suffering from radiation of the Chernobyl disaster.

 

Saturday 16 October 2010.   Keynsham Lions Club played host to an evening of music at St. John's Parish Church with proceeds towards 'Help for Heroes', supporting our wounded armed forces personnel. Aberhonddu Male Voice Choir from Brecon joined with the Mendip Male Voice Choir to perform in concert. During the evening, the two choirs gave their own musical performances with Mendip's soloist Hannah Lockwood singing three pieces and a finale by the combined choirs of 75 members performed, 'Softly as I leave you' and 'American Trilogy' accompanied by the church organ. The concert arranged by Lion Les Smith was declared a wonderful evening by the responsive audience on leaving the Church.

                                      Mendip Male Voice Choir below                                       

Aberhonddu Male Voice Choir above

Monday 11 October.  Keynsham Lions Club agree to provide £1000 with support for the Kanamai Development Trust committed to provide clean water, sanitation, essential food stuffs, education, health care and self sufficiency. Details

9 to 17 October 2010. The Riverside Offices in Temple Street, Keynsham has a Lions display on show during Lions Awareness Week including pictures of the Lions work in the earthquake areas of Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan.

Friday 8 October 2010. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club presented a cheque for £800 to the local Hop, Skip and Jump South West Charity, the play and support centre for children with special needs and their families.  

Saturday 18 September. Keynsham Lions Club played hosts to children and their carers from the Keynsham Junior Gateway Club at Barton Camp, Winscombe. Coach travel was arranged from Keynsham for the children to have one overnight stay and some time for fun and games. Bristol Children's Help Society at Barton Camp www.bartoncamp.co.uk

Monday 13 September. Keynsham Lions Club support the Bristol Children's Help Society with a £500 donation towards their work at Barton Camp.

Saturday 7 August 2010. Keynsham Lions Club members were out in force collecting for the Pakistan Floods Appeal in the High Street and at the Co-operative Supermarket. The total collection was £1685 to assist Lions Clubs in Pakistan working through Lions Clubs International Foundation. The club rounded this to £2000 for the flood relief work. More information can be sourced from here.

Monday 12 July. Keynsham Lions support a local resident with specialist treatment in London, the 'Gift for Living' aid appeal for children in Rumania and a Clifton self help cancer group.

Sunday 4th July. At the Keynsham Music Festival in the Memorial Park, the annual Keynsham Lions Duck Race attracted huge crowds. Now in its fourteenth year, 2190 family ducks were released at 3.45pm together with their larger corporate members of the duck family sponsored by local trader. The 500 yard dash downstream brought crowds of supporters while the catering marquee did good business all day and the children tried their luck dropping coins on the Queen's nose and opening the box with the magic key. With wonderful weather which gave way to a slight shower at teatime, the afternoon continued with more music until late into the evening. Thank you to all our supporters including the Co-operative, Keynsham for the pre-event ticket selling table and the corporate winner: Simply Carpets, Temple Street, Keynsham.

Pictured the duck ticket selling stall with the Lions refreshment tent in the background and Lion members struggling with the four sacks of ducks at the 'off'.

 

Friday 28 May. Eighty guests attended Redwood Hotel, Failand to celebrate the 40th Charter Anniversary of Keynsham Lions Club. District Governor Elect Lion Colin Duncan received the toast to Lions Clubs International and the main speaker was Immediate Past Chairman, Bath and North East Somerset, Councillor Bryan Chalker.

President Lion Alan Hale outlined the work of the worldwide organisation with Clubs in 205 countries and how the local Club in Keynsham had served the local area over the last 40 years.

The formal part of the evening concluded with Lion President Alan presenting a Melvin Jones Fellowship from the Club to David Williams with the citation for dedicated service to Keynsham Lions Club over 33 years.

The evening continued past midnight with dancing to 'Rio'. 

David Williams (left) receiving a Melvin Jones Fellowship from Lion President Alan Hale

 

Monday 9 May. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support the Small Steps Nursery, Easton under Canvas and the purchase of large print hymnbooks for Linden Close dwelling complex.

Sunday 8 May. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raise £180 at a cream tea afternoon.

Monday 12 April. Keynsham Lions support the Junior Mencap Club for 20 children to attend a Circomedia workshop to learn about the art of the big top thrills and spills.

Saturday 13 March. Keynsham Lions donate £250 to the 'Hope for Tomorrow' mobile cancer unit at 105W District Convention in Hereford.

pictured inside the mobile cancer unit is Lion Brian Worlock, Keynsham Treasurer presenting the cheque to Christine Mills, founder of 'Hope for Tomorrow' with Lion Ron Clarke looking on.

Friday 5 March. Racing came to town with the Lions Race Night at Fry Club where over 120 punters gathered for a night of thrills and spills determined to beat the tote. The evening was sponsored by Electrio and raised over £800 for the Lions charities.

Tuesday 23 February 2010. This years Darts Dash winners were the Seven Stars Inn at Timsbury and the Trophy was presented at a social evening of Lion members, guests and regulars.

 

 

 

pictured: Lion President Alan presents the winners shield to this years winners the Seven Stars at Timsbury with Lion President Derek from Radstock and Midsomer Norton Lions Club looking on.

Weekend 16 January 2010. Keynsham Lions Club members and friends were out in force collecting for the Haiti Earthquake disaster appeal raising £3598 to assist Lions Clubs International Foundation working on the ground through Lions Clubs in Haiti. More information can be sourced from here.

Saturday 19th December 2009. Keynsham Lions completed  their evening tours with the Carol Sleigh together with static collection displays at Keynsham Clock Tower and the supermarkets of the Co-op, Sainsburys and Morrisons. President Alan said, "thank you to the community of Keynsham and Saltford for the tremendous support and response we get to this annual event and allowing the Lions to continue with their local and national charity work. Keynsham Lions are proud to be one of 45,040 Lions Clubs of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organisation in 205 countries of the world".

Sunday 6 December. Keynsham Lions Club, hosted an afternoon for disabled and elderly people at the annual shopping trip to the Co-op Supermarket for the start to the festive season with mince pies, sherry and carol singing with Keynsham Brownies. Coach transport and mini-buses toured the town collecting the guests. Keynsham Town Band provided the carol music and Father Christmas handed out gifts to the visitors. A big thank you to John, the Store Manager and his staff and Lion Peter for arranging the afternoon.

Monday 9 November. Keynsham Lions agreed to support Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Wraxall with a further £500 donation.

Sunday 8 November. Lion members join the act of remembrance at the Keynsham Memorial Gates. Lion members from our District joined the London Remembrance Parade, Whitehall.

Thursday 29 October. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 85 Shoeboxes to the Aid Ukraine depot for delivery to the children at Christmas in the Zhorane Region of North West Ukraine still suffering from radiation of the Chernobyl disaster.

Saturday 17 October. Keynsham Lions Club played hosts to children and their carers from the Keynsham Junior Gateway Club at Barton Camp, Winscombe. 

Thursday 8 October. Keynsham Lions support Lions Awareness Week and World Sight Day with a display in 'Specsavers' High Street shop including used spectacle collections and another display in the local Co-op Supermarket. The Club agreed to sponsor an Eye Camp.

Saturday 3 October - Friday 9 October. Collections for the Samoa Tsunami and Indonesia Earthquake raised £1021 in the Town.

 

Saturday 26 September - Keynsham Parish Church
Mendip Male Voice Choir Launceston Male Voice Choir

Keynsham Lions Club played host with an evening of music at St. John's Parish Church to a 350 strong audience led by Keynsham Chairman of Council Councillor Roy Staddon. Launceston Male Voice Choir was formed in 1969 and they combined their annual long weekend away with joining Mendip Male Voice Choir to perform in Keynsham. During the evening, the two choirs gave their own musical performances with Mendip's soloist Hannah Lockwood singing four pieces and a finale by the combined choirs of 75 members performed American Trilogy and Nessun Dorma. The evening arranged by Lion Les Smith was declared a big success by the responsive audience on leaving the Church.

 

Monday 14 September. Belarus is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and has very few natural resources with which to create wealth. It is still very severely affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986. Keynsham Lions Club agreed to support an orphanage for between 150 and 200 children in Babichi, a country area about an hour from the city of Gomel. The orphanage is also a school, and the children are there the whole of the time. The inside walls are always damp, and much of the time are running with water. Therefore, the children suffer incessantly from coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, etc., and it is impossible to improve their conditions until the roof is re-built. Lions financial aid throughout the British Isles and Ireland will go towards this project.

August/September. Partners and friends of Keynsham Lions are collecting Christmas Shoeboxes for Aid Ukraine.

Monday 10th August. Keynsham Lions Club pledge support for Keynsham Girl Guides, MacMillan Cancer Support and St. Peter's Hospice. Tacade packs have been delivered to eight schools in the Keynsham/Saltford area.

Sunday 5th July. At the Keynsham Music Festival in Memorial Park, the annual Keynsham Lions Duck Race attracted huge crowds. Now in its thirteenth year, 2160 ducks were released at 4pm together with 38 of their larger corporate members of the duck family all sponsored by local trader. The 500 yard dash downstream brought crowds of supporters while the catering marquee did good business all day and the children tried their luck dropping coins on the Queen's nose and opening the box with the magic key. With wonderful weather, late afternoon clouds developed but soon gave way to an evening of more music until late into the evening. Thank you to all our supporters including the Co-operative, Keynsham for the pre-event ticket selling table and the corporate winner: Keynsham Photographic, Charlton Road.

another successful day enjoyed by all.

Monday 29th June. Teams of Lion members and friends walked Bath City during an evening walking Treasure Hunt and dropping off at Garfunkles for refreshments. Thank you to Chris and Ron for the arrangements.

Monday 22nd June. At the Handover Dinner, outgoing President Lion Harry Smith spoke of the past year as President of Keynsham Lions Club and the work of the members. He said,  "I complete my year of office as President this month and it has been great to lead a Lions Club that is so active in the community and that is helping to make better lives for many people or to provide them with opportunities as groups.  We are an organisation where not one penny is taken from what we raise for administration, every penny goes to the good of others.  I would also take this opportunity to thanks the people of Keynsham and Saltford for their continued generous support of the Keynsham Lions and everything we seek to achieve, achievements that can only be realised with that community support".

He also thanked all the members, their partners and friends of Keynsham Lions Club and paid tribute for the many hours of voluntary work throughout the 39th year of the Club.

 

 

pictured Lion Harry Smith passes the chain of office to Lion Alan Hale, President 2009-2010

 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd June. Partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £700 in support of the Breast Screening Unit at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and the Support Dogs Appeal.

Friday 22nd May. Seventy Lions and guests attended Keynsham Lions Club 39th Charter Anniversary at the Centurion Hotel, Fosseway, Midsomer Norton with music into the early hours by Platinum Duo. 

Among the guests were vistors from Radstock and Midsomer Norton, Bristol Brunel, Calne, Chipping Sodbury, Bradley Stoke Branch, Chippenham and Sliema (Malta) Clubs

Rated a huge success, the highlight of the evening was the presentation of a large stage cheque to District Governor Lion Surinder Malhotra by President Lion Harry Smith. Keynsham Club is a 'progressive model club' and made the final £3,233 cheque presentation towards Campaign SightFirst II, the Lions worldwide programme to combat preventable blindness. The Club has previously donated £5,080 to the programme.

pictured Lion President Harry presenting the £3,233 cheque to District Governor Lion Surinder

 

Monday 11th May. Keynsham Lions support the Sue Ryder Bed Appeal with £200 and the Hop, Skip and Jump Appeal with £500

Friday 1st May. Bolognia Lions and their partners were visiting the UK and arranged a social evening with Keynsham Lions in Bath.

Tuesday 14th April. Keynsham Lions support:

  • Meningitis UK with its campaign to raise £7m to develop a vaccine against Meningitis B. 

  • Water Aid's 2009 to 2015 project to overcome poverty and gain access to safe water.

  • Local young person's community work in Malawi.

  • Local Sports Games for the Disabled.

Monday 9th March. Lion Iain joined Keynsham Lions Club. Are you interested? phone   0845 8339817 or email us at info@keynshamlions.org.uk 

March 2009. Twenty Lions Easter Eggs are on display around the Town inviting ticket sales to be drawn at Easter in support of Keynsham Lions Club charities.

Friday 6th March. The Lions Race Night at Fry Club raised over £965 towards Campaign SightFirst II. In 2008, the British Isles and Ireland Lions Clubs forged a partnership with the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London to build a CSFII surgical Eye Centre at Korle Bu, Ghana to control avoidable blindness and combat emerging threats to sight.

Saturday 21 February 2009. Partners and friends raise £67 at a Coffee morning.

 

 

 

Tuesday 17 February 2009. Immediate Past Club President Peter presents the Keynsham Lions Darts Dash Trophy to the Royal British Legion.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th December 2008. Keynsham Lions completed  their evening tours with the Carol Sleigh together with static collection displays at Keynsham Clock Tower and the supermarkets of the Co-op, Sainsburys and Morrisons. 

Sunday 7 December. Keynsham Lions Club, hosted ninety disabled and elderly people at the annual shopping trip to Leos Supermarket for the start to the festive season with mince pies, sherry and carol singing with Keynsham Brownies. Keynsham Town Band provided the carol music and Father Christmas handed out gifts to the guests. A big thank you to the store Manager and his staff and Lion Sheila for arranging the afternoon.

Preparing the wheelchairs The Lions serve mince pies and sherry Father Christmas hands out the goodie bags

Friday 28th November. Keynsham Lions had a good turn out at the towns annual Victorian Evening. Father Christmas was towed through the High Street by half a dozen reindeer before climbing aboard the Lions Sleigh to meet the huge queue of children waiting to have their few minutes of wonder. The dry weather and the Lions Pig Roast and side shows helped to provide entertainment for the crowds that walked the town.

Tuesday 25th November. The Lions Darts Dash at the Compton Inn, Compton Dando was a great success and puts their team in the lead so far from teams around the town.

Sunday 9th November. Lion members join the act of remembrance at the Keynsham Memorial Gates. Lion members from our District joined the London Remembrance Parade, Whitehall.

 

 

November 1st. Partners, friends and members of Keynsham Lions Club have collected 80 shoeboxes boxes this year for the Aid Ukraine Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

 The local collection has taken place for many years with knitted cardigans, soft toys and assorted clothes to help provide humanitarian aid to the poor and needy in Zhorane, part of the Volhyn province of the Ukraine this coming Christmas.

 

Pictured, Lions partner Phyllis Seymour presenting the £150 cheque with the Shoeboxes and gifts to Winifred Fry, Aid Ukraine local organiser.

 

 

 

 

Friday 24th October to Monday 27th October. This year the annual Club four day weekend visited Cambridge, Ely, Duxford and the Constable Country of Flatford Mill, Lavenham, Long Melford, Cavendish and Clare. The trip to Cambridge included a cruise on the Thames at Windsor and a look around London.

 

 Some of the Club members couldn't help stealing a rest!  

 

 

Wednesday 1st October. Entries are being invited for the Annual Lions Darts Dash. Won last year by the Royal British Legion, entry forms can this year be obtained from Lion Bernard Roberts on 0117 986 2468

 

Saturday 27th September. Keynsham Lions Club played hosts to children and their carers from the Keynsham Junior Gateway Club at Barton Camp, Winscombe. The children enjoyed the pool facilities and the games park in between indoor sports and the ever popular dining room. A coach was arranged to transport the children from Keynsham to Winscombe and return. With another wing completed at Barton Camp, the Bristol Children's Help Society are looking to attract many more corporate and voluntary organisations to experience their facilities and increase visitor numbers to 3500 by 2010.

 

Pictured our Club magician who normally poses as a photographer being 'snapped' during one of his rehearsal sessions before taking the stage to entertain the children.

 

      Bristol Children's Help Society www.bartoncamp.co.uk    

 

September/ October. The partners are busy collecting and filling 'shoeboxes' for the charity Aid Ukraine in preparation for delivery to the children before Christmas. Please bring completed shoeboxes to the October 27th dinner meeting.

 

Thursday 22nd July to Friday 1st August. Six Youth Exchange guests visited the local Lions Clubs before they departed for the Lions Youth Camp in the New Forest. Two guests stayed with Keynsham members and had a wonderful time visiting the local sights in Bristol, Bath and beyond. DG Surinder attended their barbeque held in Saltford and their farewell evening was a challenge skittle match at Midsomer Norton.

Lions Harry and Stephanie travelled with the guests, pictured at the Observatory, Bristol are Tobias from Germany, Ruggero from Italy, Juan from Argentina, Mayumi from Japan, Melissa from France and Isabel from Austria before setting of to visit the SS Great Britain.

 

 

Monday 14th July. Keynsham Lions support 'Sense', the national voluntary organization working with and supporting people of all ages who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.

Monday 14th July. Lion President Harry presented a 30-year chevron to Lion Ron Marsden. 

Sunday 6th July. At the Keynsham Music Festival in Memorial Park, the annual Keynsham Lions Duck Race attracted huge crowds during an overcast day. Now in its twelfth year, 2000 ducks were released at 4pm together with their larger corporate members of the duck family all sponsored by local trader. The 500 yard dash downstream brought crowds of supporters while the catering marquee did good business all day and the children tried their luck dropping coins on the Queen's nose and opening the box with the magic key. With the afternoon drawing to a close, the rain started to lash down including thunder and lightning, which pulled in more crowds into the marquee for shelter and tea. It soon cleared up with time for an evening tidy up and time for bed.

Monday 30 June. Lions roam Bath City during an evening walking Treasure Hunt dropping off at Garfunkles, arranged by Chris and Ron. 

Monday 23rd June. The incoming President of Keynsham Lions Club, Lion Harry Smith was inducted at the annual Handover Dinner attended by members, partners and guests. Outgoing President Lion Peter Wood handed over the chain of office to commence the 39th year of the Club sharing the International theme for 2008-2009 'Miracles through Service'. Lion Harry and his wife Ruth live at North Common.

pictured Lion Peter congratulating Lion President Harry

 

........ also at the Handover Evening, outgoing President Lion Peter presented a 30 year Award to Lion Les Smith who was a member of Milford Haven Club before his transfer to Keynsham Lions Club, 27 years ago. 

pictured left Lion Les receiving his Award

 

Monday 9th June. Local Keynsham and Saltford schools have demonstrated support for the Lions Tacade Partnership initiative.

Monday 9th June. Keynsham Lions donated £500 to Christian Aid for the Burma Disaster Appeal and £500 to Lions Clubs International Foundation for the China Earthquake Appeal.  

Monday 9th June. Keynsham Lions inducted new member Lion David Bennetts and supported the local New Opportunities Fund, the local Hop Skip and Jump organisation and the Samaritans of Bath and District. 

Saturday 31st May. Keynsham Lions collected in the High Street for the Burma Disaster Appeal and the China Earthquake Appeal.

Monday 12th May. Keynsham Lions Club decided to accept the status, 'Progressive Club' in demonstration of it's commitment to Campaign SightFirst II helping the worldwide project to alleviate preventable blindness. 

Monday 12th May. Keynsham Lions agreed to roll out the Tacade programme with the local schools.

Monday 12th May. Keynsham Lions support the 'Pets as Therapy' charity and agree to assist the MS Society Bath and Bristol Branch with an MS Awareness Day in the summer.

Friday 14th March. The Lions Race Night at the Royal British Legion raised over £1000 towards Campaign SightFirst II. With $128m of the $150m goal raised during the last two years in support of controlling/eliminating avoidable blindness and combating emerging threats to sight - worldwide.

Monday 10th March. Transfer member Lion Ron joined Keynsham Lions Club and next month Ioan will be joining the band of local men and women serving the community. Are you interested? contact

 

Monday 10th March. President Peter and Lion members made a presentation of equipment to Castle Primary school funded by the Lions Christmas Sleigh collections last December. Representing the school was the Deputy Head and Chairman of the School Governors.

 

Saturday 8th March. Keynsham Lions took a party of 'carers' to see 'Jekyll and Hyde' at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton

March 2008. Twenty Lions Easter Eggs are on display around the Town inviting ticket sales to be drawn at Easter for the main support charity, 'Macmillan Cancer Support'.

Monday 11th February 2008. Keynsham Lions agree to provide the Leisure Centre Pool for the Keynsham Seals Disabled Swimming Gala on Saturday 12th April.

Monday 11th February. Keynsham Lions support LIBRA, the Lions International Blood Research Appeal, the local Jessie May Trust, Meningitus UK and the NSPCC.

 

Tuesday 8th January 2008. President Peter and Lions presented the Winners Trophy of the 2007 Lions Darts Dash Competition to the British Legion at a social evening. The British Legion have promised support for the next event with several of their teams competing. 

Saturday 22nd December 2007. Keynsham Lions completed  their twelve tour routes, together with a day at Leos Supermarket and the three Keynsham Clock Tower collections with the Carol Sleigh in time for a well earned rest for the reindeers before the Christmas Day celebrations. Included in this years Lions charity work, we supported the Castle Hill Primary School for the benefit of children with learning difficulties.

 
Monday 17 December 2007. Fifty-five party goers enjoyed the Lions Christmas Party and the visit to Father Christmas in his Groto.
Monday 10 December. Keynsham Lions agreed to support a local lad with a high support car seat, the Wallace and Gromit St. Michael's Hospital NICU Appeal, the Sue Ryder Foundation, the Royal National College for the Blind.
Sunday 2 December. Keynsham Lions Club, hosted disabled and elderly people at the annual shopping trip to Leos Supermarket for the start to the festive season with mince pies, sherry and carol singing with Keynsham Brownies. Keynsham Town Band provided the carol music and Father Christmas handed out gifts to the guests. A big thank you to the store Manager and staff and Lion Valerie for arranging the afternoon.

 

Father Christmas handing out gifts......while the President's  helpers 'eye-up' the wine

Friday 30 November. Keynsham Lions had a good turn out at the towns annual Victorian Evening. A night of continual rain did not disappoint those children that ventured out into the High Street to see half a dozen real reindeer upstage the Lions reindeer who looked on at their new found look-alikes. Father Christmas arrived on the Lions Sleigh and the Lions Pig Roast and side shows helped to provide entertainment for the brave souls that walked the town.
November 2007. The Lions Charity Darts Dash hit the pubs in the Town for the first time this year, during the last two weeks of November. The Jolly Sailor, The Charlton and the British Legion have so far taken part, all competing for the annual trophy - finding a wooden spoon was difficult!
Sunday 11 November. President, Keynsham Lions Club and members paraded through the High Street and placed a wreath during the annual act of remembrance at the Memorial Park Gates. 
Wednesday 24 October. Partners and friends of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 100 Christmas Shoeboxes to the depot of Aid Ukraine for onward delivery to children in time for Christmas. Included in the deliveries were food parcels, boxes of toiletries, jumpers and scarves, blankets and toys. To the children and parents in Ukraine, most of these gifts are considered as luxuries.
Monday 8 October. Keynsham Lions support the Great Britain team of 150 learning disabled athletes travelling to the Special Olympics in Shanghai, China.  Support has also been given to a local youngster representing Great Britain in the Acrogymnastics European Championships. 
Monday 10 September. Keynsham Lions support the Nevada Death Valley challenge of six marathons in six days in aid of the neo natal intensive care unit at the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Saturday/Sunday 8/9 September. Keynsham Lions played hosts to 24 children plus their 12 carers from the Junior Gateway Club at Barton Camp, Winscombe.  The children enjoyed the pool facilities and the games park in between indoor sports and the ever popular dining room. The weather was wonderful and the big children, disguised as Lions also had a good time in the pool !            

While the children had fun in the pool supervised by Lion members and helpers, the   working partners prepare the meals. 

Monday 13 August. Keynsham Lions support The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK in memory of Lion Geof Ridout.
Monday 13 August. Keynsham Lions ratified the earlier requirement for financial support to the flooded areas of Gloucestershire.
Monday 13 August. Keynsham Lions support the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the RUH, Bath. The project is for a purpose built and spacious unit to radically improve the care environment of the special tiny patients and their families during the infants life-saving care they need in the very early stages of their lives.
Tuesday 24 July. Lions in the local area welcomed Youth Exchange guests from abroad for 10 days before they departed to meet all their fellow visitors from across the country at the Lions Youth Camp, Canterbury. 

Sunday 8th July. At the Annual Keynsham Music Festival in Memorial Park, the four stages packed in 14,000 people from midday through until 11pm. The annual Keynsham Lions Duck Race, now in it's eleven year, enjoyed super weather as 2100 ducks were released into the river together with their 40 larger corporate ducks for the 500yard swim down-stream. The catering marquee did good business all day, while the children tried their luck dropping coins on the Queen's nose and opening the box with the magic key. New for 2007 were the children's stilts, on sale at £6 each and get one free! 

Monday 25th June 2007. All change at Keynsham Lions Club. Lion Peter Wood was inducted as the new President during the Annual Handover Dinner held at Fry Club. Outgoing President Lion Brian Worlock welcomed the new President and Rita at the start of the Clubs 38th year. Peter and Rita welcomed all members and partners to a year of fun and fellowship in keeping with the message 'Enjoy being a Lion'. 

Lion President Peter Wood 2007-2008 receiving the chain of office.

June 2007. Keynsham Lions are busy selling tickets for the annual duck race held in the Memorial Park during the Keynsham Music Festival on Sunday 8th July.  2100 plastic ducks will take to the water with their larger Corporate ducks, sponsored by local businesses.

Monday 11 June. Keynsham Lions have supported Keynsham and District Mencap Society replacement mini-bus appeal and the day trip to Chew Valley Lake organised by the local Age Concern day centre.

 

Friday 25th May. Eight Clubs visited Keynsham Charter Anniversary at the Centurion Hotel, Fosseway. 88 guests attended headed by DG Lion Adrian and danced into the early hours to 'Revival'. The partners presented a cheque for £1000 to Margaret for her appeal of the year, MS Research. Thank you for supporting Keynsham Lions Club.

Seals Swimming Gala. Lion President Brian attended and presented the awards and prizes.
Saturday 12th May. Partners Coffee morning took the money raised for the 105W Partners appeal for MS Research to over £1000.
Monday 23rd April. Keynsham Lions raised over £300 at the Silent Auction Dinner Meeting for the MS Research Appeal.
Friday 13th April. Arranged by Keynsham Lions, jazz supporters young and old rocked away to the 7 piece Pete Allen Band at Fry Club. The fourth year of jazz yet again went down a storm.
Easter 2007. Large presentation Easter Eggs were placed around the Town and the lucky winners drawn.
Friday/Sunday March 9/11th March. Six members and their partners attended the District Convention in Swindon
March 2nd. Keynsham Lion took delivery of the large presentation Easter Eggs for distribution to Lions outlets in the area.
Friday 2nd March. Another successful Lions Race Night at the British Legion attracted over 100 people to an evening of horse racing from all the best courses in Town. With the latest performance form of all the runners from the paddock to interviews with jockeys and guests in the enclosure all out for a flutter. Another fund raiser for Lions Charities sponsored by Electrio Ltd.

February/March. Lion members accepted the invitation to view the new Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Wraxall with a tour of the new premises and grounds. Tours take place until 17th March followed by a special tour on 28/29 March before the Hospice opens for families in April.

Monday 27th February. Keynsham Lions welcomed new member David at the monthly dinner meeting.
January 2007. Keynsham Lions agreed to add another £3000 to make a £5000 donation to the new RUH CT Scanner Appeal by the Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Sunday 23rd December 2006. Keynsham Lions completed their twelve tour routes, together with a day at Leos Supermarket and the three Keynsham Clock Tower collections with the Carol Sleigh in time for a well earned rest for the reindeers before the Christmas Day celebrations. 

Thank you Keynsham and Saltford for the tremendous response we get to this annual event and allowing the Lions to continue with their local and national charity work. Included in this years Lions charity work, we supported the appeal for a second CT scanner at the Radiology Department at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

The first scanner is running at maximum capacity, 7 days a week, performing about 1000 scans a month. The second scanner will enable the unit to double the scans and give the very best patient care.

Friday 24th November. Father Christmas arrived early in Keynsham at the annual street Victorian Evening. Having abseiled down the Parish Church spire, he made his way through the huge crowds to the Lions Carol Sleigh to welcome children and receive their letters of requests for Christmas Day delivery. The Lions also manned the pork rolls stall and invited revellers to 'find the lucky key' to open the box of winnings. Another successful evening which put the Lions in good spirits for the start of the Christmas Carol Sleigh rounds starting Monday 4th December for three weeks. 

 

 

Monday 13th November. Keynsham Lions agree to support the new CT Scanner Appeal by the Radiology Department at the Royal United Hospital, Bath with a donation of £2000. The cheque presentation shows Lion President Brian, Lions John Watts and Bernard Roberts investigating the inside workings of a scanner with Richard Gyde of RUH Forever Friends Appeal.

Sunday 12th November. President, Keynsham Lions Club and members paraded through the High Street and placed a wreath during the annual act of remembrance at the Memorial Park Gates. 
Friday 27th October. Partners and friends of Keynsham Lions delivered 102 Christmas Shoeboxes to the depot of Aid Ukraine for onward delivery to children in time for Christmas.
Wednesday 11th October 2006. Partners and friends of Keynsham Lions Club raised £231 towards the District Governor's wife's appeal for MS Research at an Open Day Bric-a-brac. The youngest prospective member of 9 months old joined with sampling the cooking delights!

Monday 11th September. Keynsham Lions donated £250 to LIBRA the Lions International Blood Research Appeal and £1000 to the local Jessie May Trust. 

 

From left to right: Lion President Brian, Lion Sheila, Hop Skip and Jump Chairman Andrew, Centre Manager Lizzie and Lion Stephanie presenting the £1000 Lions cheque to the local Hop, Skip and Jump registered charity providing day care and supervised play for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses or with special needs.

August 2006. Keynsham Lions have registered with Campaign SightFirst II as a Model Club.
Wednesday 16th August. Club President Brian Worlock gathered with fellow Club Presidents at the new Children's Hospice South West, Charlton Farm, Wraxall to witness the Lions cheque presentation of £84,128 for furnishing a multi-sensory room, a soft playroom and provide portable shower trolleys. The District Governors of District 105W and 105SW presented the Lions donation to the co-founder of CHSW, Eddie Farwell. Keynsham Lions contributed £7,460 and the partners of Keynsham Lions contributed the proceeds from their events directly to Children's Hospice South West.
Monday 24th July. The five youth exchange girls joined Lions and guests at the annual Barbecue before travelling to Hereford for the Lions Youth Camp organised by the District Lions for all the British Isles and Ireland youth exchange visitors.
Sunday 2nd July. Keynsham Lions 11th Annual Duck Race in the Memorial Park brought huge crowds on a glorious day to support the Music Festival and join in with the Duck Race at 3.45pm. 2000 plastic ducks with their larger family of Corporate Ducks took to the water, while the Lions catering marquee and stalls proved popular with the thousands of people who thronged to the all day event. The weather gave way to typical duck weather with a thunderstorm which 'flooded' the catering tent for refreshments.

The 2000 ducks take to the water ......  and the Corporate Ducks await their turn

Monday 26th June. Immediate Past President Lion Stephanie handed the Chain of Office to Lion Brian for 2006-2007. Her gift from the Club was a presentation to 'Support a Cow' in Africa with the particular request for bees and a hive. 

Monday 12th June. Keynsham Lions Club agree to support Lions SightFirst II with a model club registration.
Monday 12th June. Keynsham Lions donate £500 to the Lions Clubs International Foundation Indonesian Earthquake Relief Appeal select

Friday 19th May. The 'Midnight Shadows' played 'till the early hours at Keynsham Lions 36th Charter Anniversary, attended by DG Elect Adrian and 73 Lions and guests from seven Clubs at the Centurion Hotel.

Weekend Saturday 29th April. Ten Lion members from Keynsham attended the Lions MD Convention at Scarborough.
Monday 24th April. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £252 at a Silent Auction during the April Dinner Meeting.
Friday 7th April. Arranged by Keynsham Lions, jazz supporters young and old rocked away to the 7 piece Pete Allen Band at Fry Club. The third year of jazz went down a storm, another date for your diary, more Jazz with Pete Allen Friday 13th April 2007!
March 18th. The partners of Keynsham Lions raised £80 at a coffee morning in Bakersfield, Longwell Green.

March 13th. Keynsham Lions Club has agreed to sponsor the hire of the Leisure Centre Pool for the Seals Gala on 28th April.

March 13th. The money raised to date by Keynsham Lions of £6,700 for the new Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Wraxall has been released making a total of £76,000 raised locally by Lions Clubs in the greater Bristol area to equip the new Soft Playroom and Multi Sensory Rooms. The Hospice will be ready to receive families early in 2007.
March 2006. Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies have been distributed around the Town for the big Lions Easter Draw.
Friday 3rd March. The Race Night attracted a large crowd at the Royal British Legion in Keynsham to an evening of spills and thrills with good betting odds and a buffet supper of hay for the horses and carrots for the jockeys!
Monday 13th February. Keynsham Lions agreed to help the Baptist Church toddlers group.
Monday 13th February 2006. Keynsham Lions sponsor an Eye Camp to restore sight in India.
December 2005. Keynsham Lions Club and their supporters started the Carol Sleigh evenings this year with a reservation in the High Street at the Victorian Night on 25th November to welcome Father Christmas to Keynsham. Three weeks of touring the local area and Saturday Clock Tower appearances left the reindeer (and the Lions!) in need of a good rest. Thank you Keynsham and Saltford for the tremendous response we get to this annual event and allowing the Lions to continue with their local and national charity work.
Tuesday 6th December. The annual evening Christmas Shopping Trip to Leos Supermarket (Co-op) arranged by Keynsham Lions Club, where disabled and elderly people enjoyed the festive evening starting with mince pies and sherry and carol singing by Keynsham Brownies. Excellent musical entertainment was provided by Keynsham Town Band and Father Christmas handed out gifts to our guests. A big thank you to the store Manager and staff who thought it was a super evening. Thank you to Lion Valerie.
Monday 21st November. With coffee mornings, a silent auction, glider flight and a bodyshop party, the partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £584 over the 2004/2005 period towards the new Children's Hospice South West due for completion early 2007 at Charlton Farm, Wraxall. 

 

Pauline, wife of Immediate Past President Lion Ken together with partners Ruth and Phyll present the cheque and soft toys and children's books at the Children's Hospice South West office, Whiteladies Road, Bristol.

Sunday 13th November. President Lion Stephanie and Keynsham Lion members gathered at the Memorial Park Gates to lay a wreath following the annual Armistice Day parade through the High Street from Keynsham Church. Other Keynsham Lion members were at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium to view the many hundred wreathes laid on 11th November, many by local UK organisations and societies.

October 2005. Keynsham Lions collected and donated £2332 towards the Lions Clubs International Foundation relief work following the Pakistan Earthquake. A big thank you for supporting the High Street collection.

27th October. Partners, friends and members of Keynsham Lions Club have beaten their last years Christmas Shoebox target by collection 127 boxes this year for the Aid Ukraine Shoebox Appeal.

 The local collection has taken place for many years with support from schools and Townswomen's Guild members. The Shoeboxes, knitted cardigans, soft toys and assorted clothes were delivered to the collecting point on 27th October to help provide humanitarian aid to the poor and needy in the Volhyn region of the Ukraine this coming Christmas. Lions partner Phyllis Seymour presenting the £150 cheque with the Shoeboxes and gifts to Winifred Fry, Aid Ukraine local organiser. 

September 2005. Keynsham Lions have distributed 'Message in a Bottle' information, bottles and contacts in Chemists, Doctor's Surgeries and other outlets in Keynsham and Saltford. Two precinct displays were manned on Friday 16th and 23rd September. Collect your bottle today and store your critical medical details.
Weekend 10th/11th September. Keynsham Lions played hosts to children from the Junior Gateway Club plus their carers at Barton Camp, Winscombe. Traveling from Keynsham in two purpose built coaches, they arrived on Saturday morning for an action packed weekend in the pool and the sports activities provided plenty of fun which exhausted the Lions! The party broke up after tea on Sunday after a successful weekend.
Monday 25th July to Wednesday 4th August. Keynsham Lions played host to three Youth Exchange girls before they joined other young visitors from abroad at the 2005 Lions Youth Camp held at Lincoln University. The local farewell social evening at Frome was attended by five Lions Clubs and the girls received farewell gifts before they did some traditional singing. 
Sunday 10th July. Keynsham Lions 10th Annual Duck Race in the Memorial Park brought huge crowds on a glorious day to support the Music Festival and join in with the Duck Race at 4.20pm. 2200 plastic ducks with their larger family of Corporate Ducks took to the water, while the Lions catering marquee and stalls proved popular with the thousands of people who thronged to the all day event.    
Thursday 7th July. Keynsham Lions manned a Lions stall at the Health and Wellbeing day in Keynsham with a 'Message in a Bottle' presentation.

Saturday 2nd July. Lion President represented the Club at the inauguration of the new Keynsham Baptist Minister Rev. Michael Standbridge.

Monday 27th June. All change at Keynsham Lions Club. Lion Stephanie Louis was inducted as the new President at the Annual Handover Dinner held at Fry Club. Outgoing President Lion Ken Hawker welcomed the new President at the start of the Clubs 36th year and two ornamental trees were presented to Ken and Pauline as a token of the Club's thanks for the last twelve months.

 

Ordinary People - Amazing Things 

Monday 13th June. Welcome new member Lion Ron to Keynsham Lions Club. Are you interested in helping?
Monday 13th June. Keynsham Lions support the Keynsham Finila Link Journey 2005 to a village in Africa.

Friday 20th May. Keynsham Lions Charter Anniversary Dinner and Dance was attended by 68 Lions, partners and guests with music by The Midnight Shadows. Supported by the four other Clubs in the Zone, the formal business concluded with DG Lion Alan presenting a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award to a surprised and caught-out Keynsham Webmaster before the music took over until gone midnight into the early hours.

 

 April 2005. Pictured at the seaside, Keynsham Lions provided a mountain terrain buggy for a 5year old local lad.

Monday 25th April 2005. The partners of Keynsham Lions Club raised £196 at the Lions Dinner Meeting Silent Auction to swell their total for the year towards the new Children's Hospice South West.
Saturday 16th April. Keynsham Lions President presented the medals after the Seals Swimming Gala in the Leisure Centre, Keynsham. The hire cost of the pool is one of the annual events the Club are pleased to support.
Friday 15th April. Arranged by Keynsham Lions, jazz supporters young and old rocked away to the 7 piece Pete Allen Band at Fry Club. The third year of jazz went down a storm, watch this space, more to come!
Thursday 7th April. Keynsham Lions Fashion Show attracted crowds of ladies and a few fellows! to see fashions displayed by the Bath shop of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Travelling Trends and Special Day Designer Bridal Wear, Station Road Keynsham.

130 ladies watched the member's partners parade the catwalk with the 'professional' models showing fashions for all tastes including those planning their wedding arrangements.

Proceeds for the evening will support the Jessie May Trust and other Lions charities. Special thanks to Fry Club for their support.

Saturday 2nd April. Keynsham Lions were in-action at the Clock Tower during Lions Awareness Week with leaflets, posters and the Ordinary People Amazing Things video.

Easter 2005. Two dozen giant decorated Easter Eggs braved the hot weather in the town for the lucky winners.
Saturday 12th March. Twenty six carers were entertained by Keynsham Lions Club at the Bristol Industrial Museum to an afternoon performance of, 'Kiss me Kate'. A good package with afternoon tea and a traffic diversion for the coach, visiting places in Bristol city centre that some members of the party had not seen for ten years.

February 2005

Keynsham Lions have provided equipment and toiletries boxed for use by patients at Keynsham Hospital.

 

 

 

Lion Valerie and Lion Stephanie present a box to Hospital Matron, Lin Turner-Williams

Friday 4th March. Keynsham Lions Race Night Supper at the Rugby Club attracted large crowds eager to watch the form and have a flutter. Sponsored by Electrio Ltd. the event raised funds for Lions Charities.

14th February. Keynsham Lions sponsor an Eye Camp in India and support the Junior Athletics in Blackpool, the Lions Street Children Appeal and the Genesis Appeal.
24th January. New member Bernard joined Keynsham Lions Club. Are you interested in helping?
January 2005. Keynsham Lions Club thank the Keynsham and Saltford community for the huge support at the several Tsunami Disaster collections around the Town and for the individual donations received. We have forwarded £8,100 to Lions Clubs International Foundation for immediate relief aid in the South Asia Earthquake areas.

26th December 2004. Indian Ocean Earthquake Disaster. For details of the worldwide Lions emergency grant funding, click
December 2004. Father Christmas toured Keynsham and Saltford on the Lions Carol Sleigh over a three week period handing out sweets to the children and raising funds for the new Children's Hospice at Charlton Farm and other Lions charities. The members of Keynsham Lions Club thank the local residents for their support not only at Christmas time but throughout the year. 
Tuesday 7th December. The annual evening Christmas Shopping Trip to Leos Supermarket (Co-op) arranged by Keynsham Lions Club, where disabled and elderly people enjoyed the festive evening starting with mince pies and sherry and carol singing by Keynsham Brownies. Excellent musical entertainment was provided by Keynsham Town Band and Father Christmas handed out gifts to our guests. A big thank you to the store Manager and staff who thought it was a super evening.
Friday 26th November. With Keynsham High Street closed, crowds poured into the Victorian Night evening. Father Christmas arrived on the Lions Carol Sleigh giving out sweets to the youngsters while hot chestnuts roasted and pork rolls were served as fast as the Lion helpers could keep up. An excellent evening thanks to the dry weather and the thousands of people in the High Street. 

Tuesday 27th October. Partners and friends of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 90 Christmas Shoeboxes, 15 hand knitted jumpers, soft toys and clothing for onward transportation to Aid Ukraine for distributed before Christmas in Lutsk by Missionaries in the area of Volhyn Province.

 

'delivering the shoeboxes for onward transportation to the Ukraine' 

Thursday 21st October. 140 people packed St.John's Parish Church for the Lion's 'Concert for Keynsham'. Music was provided by The Redland Wind Band, the Impromptu Vocal Group and Leanne Brindle. The evening was sponsored by Brunel Flooring and a retiring collection was donated to the Church.

Saturday/Sunday 11/12th September - Keynsham Lions played hosts to 27 children from the Junior Gateway Club plus their carers at Barton Camp, Winscombe. The action packed weekend in the pool and sports activities provided plenty of fun and exhausted the Lions!

19th to 27th July. Keynsham Lions played host to three Youth Exchange visitors before they joined other young visitors from abroad at the 2004 Lions Youth Camp held at Millfield School, Street. The farewell evening barbecue concluded a busy last day at St. Fagans Visitors Centre.

Sunday 11th July 2004. In overcast weather, the rain held off for the Lions Annual Duck Race attracting huge crowds at the Music Festival in the Memorial Park. 2050 plastic ducks took to the water with their larger Corporate Ducks for the 4.15pm start to non-stop music by Brass Bands, Folk Groups and Solo Artists on the Bandstand.
7th July 2004. Keynsham Lions assist two families to attend the Barth Syndrome Foundation Conference and Clinic held by the most eminent medical experts every two years in Florida for evaluating their three children with the rare genetic heart disorder.
Monday 14th June. Lions Clubs International are supporting Children's Hospice South West, Charlton Farm Appeal. Keynsham Lions have pledged £4000
Friday 21st May. Keynsham Lions 34th Charter Anniversary was attended by District Governor Brian and 60 guests at the Centurion Hotel, Fosseway.
Saturday 1st May. Five Keynsham Lions and Partners attended MD Convention weekend in Bournemouth. A Convention of change was well received by the International President.
Friday 16th April 2004. Jazz supporters young and old rocked away to the 7 piece Pete Allen Band at Fry Club. The second year of jazz went down a storm, watch this space, more to come!

Easter 2004. The draw for the Winning Easter Eggs in Keynsham and Saltford was a huge success when 24 large Easter decorated eggs were raffled around the area in Clubs, Shops and Public Houses. A great result.

Saturday 20th March 2004. 105w Convention held at Berkeley by Dursley Lions Club.
Saturday 13th March 2004. Keynsham Lions took Carers by coach to the afternoon performance of 'The Wizard of Oz', at the QEH Theatre, Bristol.

Friday 5th March. Keynsham Lions Race Night Supper at the Rugby Club attracted large crowds eager to watch the form and have a flutter. Sponsored by Electrio Ltd. the event supported the new Charlton Farm Children's Hospice.
Monday 9th February 2004. Keynsham Lions sponsor an Eye Camp held in mobile eye clinics to restore sight to patients in India.
Saturday 7th February 2004. Partners and Friends of Keynsham Lions raised £70 at a Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice South West.
Keynsham Lions came third again at the Bradford-on-Avon Lions Quiz night.
Keynsham Lions donated £4550 during '2003 European Year for People with Disabilities' across eighteen, mostly local appeals.
Saturday 3rd January 2004. Keynsham Lions raised £1180 from a special High Street collection for Iranian Earthquake Relief coordinated by Lions Clubs International worldwide. The earthquake on Boxing Day destroyed the town of Bam with tens of thousands of lives lost.
Saturday 29th November 2003 through to Saturday 20th December. Keynsham Lions Carol Sleigh was at the Clock Tower and touring the Town on weekday evenings. A big thank you for the bumper collection in support of the new Children's Hospice at Charlton Farm, Wraxall and other Lions Charities.
The annual evening Christmas Shopping Trip to Leos Supermarket (Co-op) was on Tuesday 9th December 2003. Arranged by Keynsham Lions Club, we took 100 disabled and elderly people to the festive evening starting with mince pies and sherry and carol singing by Keynsham Brownies. Excellent musical entertainment was provided by Keynsham Town Band and Father Christmas handed out gifts to our guests. A big thank you to the store Manager and his staff who thought it was a super evening.
Friday 28th November 2003. Keynsham Lions arrived at the Victorian Night in the Town with Father Christmas in his Sleigh and manned three stalls at the action packed evening.
Tuesday 4th November 2003. Partners and Friends of Keynsham Lions Club delivered 68 Christmas Shoeboxes for onward transportation by Aid Ukraine in association with Blythswood Care.

 

 

 

 

Typically, Children in areas of Albania and Romania receive their Shoeboxes in time for Christmas.

Wednesday 15th October 2003. Crowds packed St John's Parish Church for the annual Lions Concert for Keynsham. Music was provided by Flamenco Guitarist, Mark Dennett, musical duo The Keyna Duet and vocals by the Community Singing Group.
Monday 13th October 2003 - Keynsham Lions to support five local surgeries in Keynsham and Saltford with Blood Pressure Monitors.
Sunday 12th October 2003 - Lion members and Friends completed the Walk for Diabetes around Ashton Court Park in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Monday 8th September 2003 - Keynsham Lions agree to sponsor another Eye Camp to restore sight to patients attending mobile eye clinics in India.
Monday 28th July 2003. Keynsham Lions together with neighbouring Lions Clubs, hosted five ambassadors representing their country on the Lions Annual Youth Exchange. The party of five, from Taiwan, Israel, Australia, Finland and Brazil were part of a group of 19 guests staying in District 105W before departing for the Lions Youth Camp at Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham on Thursday 7th August.

 

 

 

 

The five Youth Exchange guests with Zone Chairman Roger and organiser John at the farewell evening before departing for the Lions Annual Youth Camp.

Sunday 1st June 2003. A successful Clay Pigeon Shoot was held at Stockwood Vale

Saturday 31st May 2003. Keynsham Lions Partners have raised £269 for Little Bridge House Children's Hospice from their three events, the Body Shop party, the Clothes evening and the International Supper event.

Keynsham Lions have attracting funds from Lions Clubs in the wider Bristol Area for nine Mobile Heart Monitoring Machines required by Bristol Children's Hospital.

Keynsham Lions contributed to the Keynsham trail by producing

one of the mosaic display boards sited at the Clock Tower precinct

depicting aspects of Keynsham's past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lions mosaic interpretation of the Town Centre.

Keynsham Lions presented the local Ambulance Station crews with 50 Parateds, teddies dressed in green paramedic suits that can be awarded to children who the ambulance crews consider have been particularly brave and shown courage in an emergency situation.

The Lion President joining the Parated teddies for a ride on the Ambulance Car!

£250 donated to the Comprehensive Eye Services Programme in India to help incurably blind children attend ordinary schools and provide rehabilitation training for incurably blind adults.
Saturday 19th January 2003. Keynsham Lions Club presented the Club sponsored football kit to the eighteen members of Keynsham Town Junior team. The kit promoted the Lions logo and the website address www.keynshamlions.org.uk and after the army of photographers and spectators, all keen to support the new image, had completed the photo call, the team went on to win 5-0.
Keynsham Lions Club has financed two Eye Camps in the village of Dahej, in the Northwest State of Gujarat, India. 385 patients were treated by the mobile eye team and 32 referred to the Kasturba Eye Hospital in Jhagadia for sight restoration surgery. Lions Sight Savers have been supporting Eye Camps in India for almost three decades.
The Lions Eye Health Programme is potentially the most effective initiative aimed at preventing unnecessary blindness to be launched in the British Isles and Ireland in the last 50 years. LEHP was developed with the support of Diabetes UK, formerly the British Diabetic Association, and the International Glaucoma Association. Keynsham Lions Club introduced the Lions Eye Health Programme at a public presentation on. The launch attended by local groups, organisations, clubs and the local opticians was designed as the first step to roll out the programme across the community and increase awareness of eye disease and its possible prevention.

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