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Welcome to Burnham on Sea and District Lions Club

We meet every month at the Fox & Goose Inn to discuss ways of helping in our local Community as well as International humanitarian good causes through Lions International.

Our Lions Club primarily serves the local communities of Burnham on sea, Berrow, Brean, Highbridge, Brent Knoll and surrounding villages. Within these areas, the Lions raise money throughout the year  with a wide range of fundraising events.



Fred Broom's Tractor Run in Aid of the
Children's Hospice SW

District Governor Lion Fred has completed a 4 day fundraising tractor run around District 105SW during which he visited as many clubs as he could during his travels. The proceeds are going to Childrens Hospice SW in celebration of the opening of the first hospice 25 years ago this year. Congratulations Fred and the support team for all your efforts.

Unfortunately Fred's Tractor developed two punctures while travelling from Minehead to Burnham, so he didn't quite make it to
Saunders Garden Centre for the Burnham Lions Presentation, but we gave him the money anyway!!

Lions waiting for Fred for the donation presentationIMG 20161010_152951218 





New caravan ramp was built by Burnham Lions for Cheltenham Lions's Caravan at Lakeside Caravan Park Burnham-on-Sea


Our illustrious President,  Lions Colin Rufus, kindly offered our services to Cheltenham Lions to rebuild a new ramp for their caravan situated at the Lakeside Caravan Park Burnham.
It was no mean feat as we discovered when we embarked on the task.  With a willing team of Lions members,
Phil Cooke, Bob Jenner and Colin Holdom, we all assisted Colin Rufus at various stages of the building.  
As you can see from the photos below, the end result was truly a work of art.  Well done to everyone involved, especially our President Colin Rufus for his overall design and control of his workforce.  With his patience and advice, all labour strikes were averted, or was it his provisions of teas several times a day, I'm not sure.

A job well done

The start of the new rampCutting the galvanised metal rails using Colin's new toy!!

A well deserved tea break!Nearing completion

The finished ramp, already in useA Professional job done



Visually Impaired Bowling Tournament in Clarence Park Weston-super-Mare

This year Weston Lions organised the Visually Impaired Bowls and once again members of Burnham-on-Sea Lions, and other Lions Club members, offered their assistance by helping as scorers over the 4 day tournaments. 
Bowlers from all over the country, including World Champions, each with varying degrees of visual  impairment entered the competition, showing us all how talented they were.  
It was an incredible 4 days and an honour to be able to help - so enjoyable!!


Phil Cooke, one of our latest members, scoring on the first dayIMG 20160505_092124446








For Pictures of our Easter Egg Raffle, Click on the FUND RAISING TAB above and then the

EASTER EGG RAFFLE




Marshalling at the Sports Relief Apex Lake Run March 20th 2016

Waiting for people to arriveMarshals Briefing MeetingMarshals ready to take up their positionsLion Olive with Grand children Callum & Beau with their medals



For more Photos and Information 

Click here to go to the Burnham-on-sea.com




Marshalling at the Two Bays Tough Ten Challenge Sunday 21st February 2016

Once again we were asked by Weston Lions to assist them in marshalling the 10 Mile run starting at Weston beach, along the promenade, all the way to Kewstoke and back, through the Weston woods, across to Knightstone island and back to the beach to the finish line.
The weather was kind to our 9 marshals for the Sunday morning task.  Two of our marshals, Colin Rufus, (our President) and Judie Jones drew the short staws and did a grand job marshalling in the woods by "The Big Tree".

A very rewarding event and an excellent way of raising funds for good causes.
I feel worn out just writing about it, but over 1000 runners took part!!

Start of the Main Run 2016

Claire modelling the new Hi Viz jackets

2016 Marshalling


Lion Olive handing out medals to the Childrens Run





Burnham-on-Sea Lions went to the opening of 
"In Charley's Memory" Charity premises in Manor House, Manor Gardens, Burnham


The charity was setup following the tragic death of Burnham teenager Charlie Marks in 2014. Their aim is to help remove the stigma of mental health and help support young people and their families.

Ben McGrail of BBC Somerset cut the ribbon along with Tessa Munt and Founder of the Charity, Charley's Mum, at the official opening of the offices in Manor House, Manor Gardens.

And here's a terrible thought :-
"The most common killer of young men between 18-25 years old is suicide.
Males are three and a half time more likely to commit suicide compared to females"
Ben McGrail and the Charity Founder Charley's Mother along with Tessa Munt cut the ribbon

If you need help call 07927 017683

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/incharleysmemory


Click here to go to the Burnham-on-sea.com report on the opening ceremony

It's Great Being a Lion




Burnham-on-Sea Lions visited St Andrews School to show how important our local community is to us all and give some examples of how the Lions Club have helped people and organisations within the last year.

And oh yes, our own Lion Rufus was certainly a great hit as well.

Thanks to the staff of St Andrews for allowing us to come to their school


St Andrew School


Community Presentation IMG 0227
Having a tug at Lion Rufus's Main

Thanks to Lion Roger and Lion Rufus for the presentation


Our Christmas Train at ASDA  with Father Christmas and our very own 
Rufus the Lion having fun.  

I don't think Strictly Come Dancing have anything to worry about.




Marshalling once again at the Brent Knoll Run organised by Burnham Harriers. 

Lion Olive at the Brent Knoll Run

Click here for more details of the Run  
http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2015/brent-knoll-run-30-11-15.php







Father Christmas arrives at the Christmas Lights switch on in Burnham. 

Once again Burnham Lions were out in force helping to control the crowds who came to watch the entertainment prior to the lights switch on. Not only that, we brought Father Christmas on our Christmas train to bring pleasure to the children and hand out bags of sweets. A great time was had by all, especially Father Christmas who loves being with the children. 


Father Christmas arrives on our Train
The Town Cryer Sue and Phil on their first marshalling with the Lions. A big welcome to you both
IMG 20151121_145538860 Father Christmas & his Little Elf Helper

For more pictures and information go to Burnham on Sea.Com

http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2015/christmas-lights-switch-on-photos-22-11-15.php





Burnham Lions and Rotary Join forces
to help provide a much needed bathroom hoist for Lara

Rotary Past President - Ian Breed, Lion Olive Holdom - Community looking at the Bathing Hoist for LaraMJL280915 LIONS_ROTARY2






Cheque Presentation from the 65 Roses Quilt Raffle

Burnham-on-Sea Lions Club presented a cheque for 592 to Jenny Allen who is fundraising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

whose sister had Cystic Fibrosis was unable to say it so he always said
Sixty Five Roses.


Jenny is fund raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and is due to do the challenging walk of the 
Great Wall of China this month.

The cheque will help towards Jenny's trip so she can raise a lot more money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


Here seen outside Material Needs in Burnham is the quilt being presented to the lucky winner who lives in Stoddens Road. 


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The 65 Roses QuiltCheque being presented to Jenny Allen
65 Roses Quilt made by Members of Burnham U3A

For more information click below to look at BOS.COM photos and report


http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2015/u3a-quilt-10-09-15.php






Our Easter Egg Raffle

                            

Held at the Beachcomber in Brean, thanks to everyone at the Beachcomber for allowing us to take over the two rooms for an hour to sell our tickets  and make the draw - phew absolutely manic, but a tremendous buzz. 
 
Thanks to the local supermarkets for donating all the Easter eggs - you were great!! Thanks to all the Lions Members, and two non Lions, who helped organise, sell and run the raffle, and last but certainly not least to the holiday makers at the Beachcomber who gave so generously buying the raffle tickets.


We raised a lot of money for our local good causes in under an hour - brilliant !!! 


Lions Olive & Sue A very generous audience
Some of our great Lions Members who helped make the raffle such a success Tom who gave 20 after it was all over - just because he wanted to - thanks Tom.
Selection of Photos at the eater Egg Raffle

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Our Anniversary Charter Night

We all enjoyed our evening celebrations at Laburnham House with good food and good company.


It's Great being a Lion

Three willing helpers setting ip the room for our Charter Night

Three of our willing helpers Claire, Olive and Roger setting up the room for our Charter Night.  
Colin & Eileen Rufus were also helping but were obviously so busy they hadn't time to pose for a photo.  
Well done everyone, it was a transformation!


Tables are all laid out ready for our guests

Tables are all laid out ready for our guests
Beautifly decorated tables

Lovely flowers decorating the  tables
The Head Table for our President and Distinguished Guests

The Head Table for our President and
Distinguished Guests
Our President Mike Wise with his distinguished guests & partners

Our President Mike Wise with his
distinguished guests & partners
Our President Mike Wise making his Official Speech

Our President Mike Wise making his official speech
Lion Isabel receiving her well deserved certificate for her years of service as Almoner

Lion Isabel receiving her well deserved certificate for her years of service as Almoner



Have you got some time to spare?

Why not become a friend of the Lions and help us with one or more of our events.

Strengthen the Pride Image

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WHILST HAVING FUN?


BURNHAM ON SEA LIONS CLUB ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR PRIDE AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

WE RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL GOOD CAUSES BY DOING VARIOUS THINGS WHICH INCLUDE:-

MARSHALLING, COLLECTIONS IN SUPERMARKETS AND CARNIVAL STALLS AT FETES AND EVENTS TO NAME BUT A FEW!!!!


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US WHY NOT CONTACT CLAIRE ON  07882612515 OR EMAIL ON claireandjodie10@aol.com  FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!!!!

LATEST NEWS

What a brilliant evening we had at our Business Meeting yesterday (4th Feb 2015) at our new venue, The Fox & Goose Inn, on the Bristol Road, Brent Knoll. A big thank you to Gail, the Manager, who offered us the meeting room. 


Joining us for the evening was the Director General, Alan Good.  We enjoyed his input to the meeting and I believe he enjoyed the good humour displayed by all the Lions Club Members. 


The whole meeting was so much fun for everyone, with so much laughter, but we were still able to get through all the items on the agenda including immediate financial assistance to a young family who only made the request for help 24 hours earlier.  
How fast can Lions move when necessary!!!!


It's Great being a Lion

Also a very warm welcome to Bob Jenner, our latest Lion Member who was badged up by the District Govenor, Alan Good


Badging of Bob Jenner by DG Alan Good




Marshalling at the Two Bays Tough Ten Challenge Sunday 15th February 2015



We were asked by Weston Lions to assist them in marshalling the 10 Mile run starting at Weston beach, along the promenade, all the way to Kewstoke and back, through the weston woods, across to Knightstone island and back to the beach to the finish line.
I feel worn out just writing about it, but over 1000 runners took part!!


The weather was very kind to our 7 marshals for the Sunday morning task.  A very rewarding event and an excellent way of raising funds for good causes.


Gwen & Olive on the way tomarshalling Gathering at the start
On their way, only 9 miles to go


Tesco Collection - Raising Funds for the lions

Tesco Collection OliveTesco Collection Claire

Marshalling at the Brent Knoll Run on a lovely Sunday Morning

Brent Knoll Run   Lion Olive at the Brent Knoll Run 


For more Information on Burnham-on-Sea.com  click below


 http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2014/brent-knoll-run-01-12-14.php




Lions Mobility Scooter Presentation


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Thimbs Up by the Fibro Group


Have a look at this link on Burnham-on-Sea.com for more information



http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2014/scooter-donation-28-11-14.php






 Community Cheque Presentation to Somerset Carers

Somerset carers presentation


The Lions Club presented a cheque to the Somerset Carers who do a wonderful job looking after elderly people in our local community from the ages of 65 to over 103 years.



National Autistic Society Garden Fete


Entrance to the fete


For more photos of the National Autistic Society Garden Fete
click on the Fund Raising tab above




11th  Annual Escape Day

Organised by BARB Search & Rescue,
Burnham-on-Sea


Fundraising with our Lions Tombola on the sea front in Burnham-on-Sea.
A most enjoyable day was had by all and the weather was very kind to us.



Olive just before it started
Willing helpers
Everyone enjoys the Lions



 


Relay Lunch at Morrisons

As part of the Lions International World Wide Lunch Relay and a chance to meet the Burnham-on-Sea Lions, the Food Relay was held at Morrisons on June 6th.  Thanks to Claire who provided all the delicious savoury wraps and bowls of fruit, to Colin Rufus for the Lions displays and to the other helpers on the day.  All donations were in aid of the Highbridge Food Bank.


Claires food display with helpers Gwen & OliveFood tableAndrew & Colin helpers on the day



Our 37th Anniversary Charter Night

Our President Lion Les Barber enjoying the fesivities The Top Table

The apperance of Rufus the Lion with District Governor Marianne Warren and Lion Sue 

Our Tesco Collection 2013

A few days before Christmas saw our Lions Club Members collecting funds for our local charities.  We were all braving the wind tunnel conditions in the entrance to the Tesco store.

(Our thanks once again to Tesco for allowing us to collect from their store)

Gwen & Olive Tesco collection Kathryn Jacobs our Little Elf helper - thanks Kathryn Roger, Claire & Olive (just arrived)
A donation from a Burnham resident Katia, Jon and Colin

   

 

Burnham-on-Sea Lions Christmas Train 2013

Although it was Friday 13th our Christmas Train took to the streets of Burnham and we all loved it, especially the children who came out of their warm and cosy houses to see it and SANTA.

Our thanks go to all those who took part for the evening, especially Mike, (oh I mean Santa),  and to Warren Farm who kindly provided us with the Land Rover, as they have done many times before.


Santa giving presents to the children
Santa waving 2013


    

Our Christmas Train

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