Up-to-date information on the club and its activities can be found on our Facebook page. Below you will find a live feed showing the ten most recent postings. Should you wish to see more then please please use the button below to follow us on Facebook.
Swindon Lions Club In 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."
The Lions accepted her challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs at home and abroad aimed at eradicating preventable blindness including preventing the spread of measles and setting up temporary diabetic screening clinics, funding cataract clinics etc.
On Saturday Swindon Lions met at their President's house for a Cornish Themed afternoon. Club members were joined by a number of old friends to enjoy Cornish Pasties, fruit scones with jam and Rodda's Cornish Cream. To fill any gaps that were left members were able to have fruit salad etc etc. We were joined by Patsy Kearsley, (See previous post) her daughter and son in law as well as her eldest son. We were given a beautiful cake that commemorated Cedric Kearsley and his work with both Swindon Lions and the NSPCC
On Thursday we attended the funeral of our oldest, and oldest serving member, Cedric Kearsley. He had been an active member for over 48 years. Cedric was a true gentleman and a gentle man. He had a wicked sense of humour combined with real common sense that helped the club function. He was tireless in fundraising and was always there when we needed him, Cedric was also heavily involved with the local NSPCC.
He is a sad loss to Swindon Lions Club and the community at large.
Kate Kells Was Riley I am so sorry that I could not make Cedrics funeral. He was such a lovely man and both myself and the boys have some very happy memories of Cedric at Lions events especially Alan and Nina's Cream Tea. A sad loss.
Getting ready for our trip later this month to visit our twin club in Les Andelys, near Rouen in Normandy. Looking forward to seeing a number of old friends and doubtless making new friends as well. We will also be meeting members of the nearby Louviers Lions Club as well.
A wine tasting evening at Magnums Wine Shop in Wood Street, Old Town. Held for Lions Club Members and friends in aid of DASH the organisation whose mission is to improve the life of those people of working age with Aspergers and those on the Autistic Spectrum who live in Swindon. The evening raised £100.00 for the group. Our thanks to Magnum for making this an enjoyable and tasty evening of wines and appropriate cheeses.