WHO ARE KEYNSHAM LIONS?

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 900 Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland 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 Olympics.
  • Keynsham Lions have bought special equipment for hospitals, hospices and GP practices that serve the community.
  • 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 July/August 2007
  • 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.

 

Saturday 16 November 2013. Keynsham Lions collected over 1000 in the High Street and the Scout Hut for the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon. The money collected went to the disaster area via Lions Clubs International Foundation.

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 - 2017

  • Keynsham Lions are folk who live in or near the town. People, young and old, who are willing to face the challenge of making their world and community a better place.

  • Keynsham Lions have a strong social spirit which allows for successful fund-raising throughout the year. Over the years, the people of the town have shown respect for the work of the Lions and have given tremendous support.

  • Keynsham Lions are twinned with Kootingal Lions in Australia

....'Lions do many things for many people. The reward is personal satisfaction in enriching someone else’s life a little'....

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Keynsham Lions extend a special 'Thank You' to residents, supporters, traders and businesses who have given us tremendous help and encouragement over the 47 years to achieve our community commitment, 'We Serve'.   June 2017

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