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Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest

“Peace through Service” Swindon student, Eva Freeland, of Abbey Park School has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognised artist by winning a local competition sponsored by Swindon Lions Club. Over 50 contestants, aged between 11 and 13 years of age on 15th November, submitted posters with the title “Peace through Service”. The […]

Bicycle for young boy with leukaemia

Swindon Lions were recently approached by a social worker for the charity CLIC Sargent which helps children with cancer. One of the children that she helps is a 7 year old boy from Swindon, currently in the second year of treatment for leukaemia, who had been recommended to take up cycling to help build up […]

Swindon Lions mark World Sight Day

On Thursday 8 October Swindon Lions marked World Sight Day when Lions Paul and Alan took boxes of used spectacles to Chichester. Swindon Lions club collects used spectacles at various locations in Swindon and Lions Paul and Alan boxed them up. Chichester Lions and other volunteers then process these using their considerable experience to select […]

Swindon Lions present 25 Certificates of Appreciation

Swindon Lions have presented 25 Certificates of Appreciation to individuals and groups who have supported the community during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Past president Maurice Watson said “I want to make a big thing of this. I really want to show appreciation for what people have done for Swindon during this difficult time. Swindon is […]

Mobility Scooters

Swindon Lions Club has two Mobility Scooters which can be passed on to needy individuals who could make use of them. If you know of anyone who could benefit please write to us at contact@swindonlions.org giving some information about the potential recipients and saying why they would be suitable recipients – we will then assess […]

£1,000 Swindon Food Collective donation

Swindon Lions Club has continued to meet, by means of virtual meetings, during lockdown and thereafter while we are unable to have our normal club meetings. The club has continued to receive request for assistance from various Swindon based organisations and individuals. In June the club made a £1,000 donation to Swindon Food Collective.

Swindon Lions Support Prospect Hospice

Swindon Lions Club members were shocked to learn that our local Prospect Hospice was desperately short of PPE. The Prospect serves a population of 300,000 in the North Wiltshire and Swindon area in a 16-bed in-patient facility and also provides nurses to administer care to individuals in the last stages of their lives in their […]

Bob Cook Games 2019

Swindon Lions joined other Lions colleagues to help at the Bob Cook Games.  The games are held in Swindon for disabled people from across Wales and South West England.