Formed in 1970
the Lions Club of Keynsham has served
the local and wider community throughout the intervening
years in many ways. It is one of over 670 Clubs in the British Isles of
Lions Multiple District 105
- Keynsham Lions provided an
extension to Red Cross House in the town which is used
for the benefit of the community.
- Keynsham Lions help those with special needs,
disabilities and learning difficulties.
- Keynsham Lions sponsor the hire of the Leisure Centre
swimming pool to provide the venue for the annual Red
Cross Seals swimming gala. They also support the Monday
Club, the Junior Gateway Club and the Avon Special
- Keynsham Lions have bought special equipment for
hospitals, hospices and GP practices that serve the
- Keynsham Lions have provided outings for the
elderly and have supported luncheon clubs.
- Keynsham Lions help the young with skills for living.
Fighting drug abuse is one way, providing youth centre
equipment is another.
- Keynsham Lions involve themselves in the
local and international community, helping people less
fortunate than themselves. As part of the world wide
Lions Clubs International, all
Lions Clubs have been striving to eradicate preventable
blindness all over the world, funding eye camps to
restore sight. It was the Lions that gave the world the
familiar white cane used by blind people. Lions Clubs
International awarding disaster relief grants for the
Kosovo crisis, the earthquake in Turkey, the Orissa
Cyclone Tragedy and the Mozambique Flood Appeal, through
the Lions Clubs
International Foundation and have awarded Major Catastrophe
funds to aid victims of the India Earthquake which
occurred on 26 January 2001 and the summer Central
European Floods of 2002.
- Keynsham Lions supported the Gloucestershire Flood victims
- Lions Clubs International Foundation provided aid
following the Iranian Earthquake on Boxing Day 2003, the Indian Ocean
Tsunami Disaster 26th December 2004, Hurricane Katrina in
New Orleans 2005, the Indonesian Earthquake in 2006, the China
Earthquake in May 2008 and the Indian Earthquake in 2009. In
September/October 2009 LCIF provided aid for the Philippines Flooding, the
Samoa Tsunami and the Indonesia Earthquake.
16 November 2013. Keynsham Lions collected over £1000 in the High
Street and the Scout Hut for the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon.
Keynsham Lions raised £1325 in the High
Street on Saturday 15 February 2014 for the Somerset Flood Relief
Appeal. We thank the residents of Keynsham and Saltford for the
continued support to the work locally and internationally of Lions Clubs
International. The Club has forwarded £3000 to the Flood Relief Fund.
We collected in the High Street for the Vanuatu
Cyclone Disaster - March 2015
We collect used spectacles throughout the year for
further use abroad - 2018
We donated to the LCIF Southern African Cyclone
Idai Appeal - April 2019
We supported the Korle Bu Ghana Eye Centre -
do many things for many people. The reward is
personal satisfaction in enriching someone
elses life a little'....
Lions extend a special 'Thank You' to residents,
supporters, traders and businesses who have given us
tremendous help and encouragement over the 50 years to
achieve our community commitment, 'We Serve'. May