KING OFFA PUPILS TO THE RESCUE

When Shianna and Blake attended the Safety in Action awareness event, run by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, little did they know that soon they would be putting into practice what they had learned. The Year 6 pupils from King Offa School did particularly well in the first aid session – learning…


SAFETY COMES FIRST FOR KING OFFA

Pupils at King Offa recently took part in the annual “Safety in Action” education and awareness event at Bexhill Community Fire Station. The Year 6 pupils received the highest points out of 20 schools, who sent over 660 children.

 

The project aims to teach…


LIONS GET SPOOKED

Last weekend Members and partners went on a conducted Ghost Walk of Old Hastings.

In between historical facts and to get things warmed up, Janet was accused of being a witch and in spite of denying this accusation was punished by fire.

Demon barber Sweeney Todd showed his razor sharp skills…


LIONS HELP THE SARA LEE TRUST KEEP QUIET

Following a request for support from the Sara Lee Trust, the Bexhill Lions Club was pleased to help out with a donation of £1,000. Funding was needed to further enhance the privacy in the counselling and complementary therapy rooms at the Therapy Centre in Sidley. 

 


WHAT PEACE MEANS TO LOCAL PUPILS

Creative talent was on show when two local senior schools entered the Lions International Peace Poster competition. This encourages youngsters to show their artistic ability as well as expressing their view, aspirations and hopes for peace with the theme “The Future of Peace”.

 

Entries were judged by Members of Bexhill Lions with a winner being chosen…


BEXHILL LIONS ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

At the recent District convention of Lions Clubs in the SE of England, Bexhill Lions Club was presented with the prestigious Club Excellence Award for 2016/17. The nomination was supported by the District Governor and then approved by Lions Clubs International HQ.

The Award covers areas such as; membership growth, organisational and fiscal efficiency, Club officers…


ST. MARY’S PUPILS PAINT FOR PEACE

Pupils throughout the school and college recently held their own Lions’ Peace Poster competition, with over 30 students taking part and the winner being selected by members of the Bexhill Lions Club.

Lion Sue Cassell, Head of the Youth committee said “We wanted to give St Mary’s students the opportunity to express what peace means to…


THE BELLS JINGLED ALL THE WAY TO BEXHILL LIONS

 

The annual Christmas Appeal by Bexhill Lions Club was a great success raising over £6,300 which will be used to support local good causes.

Lion President Nick Porter said “I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the people of Bexhill, demonstrating their caring and their support of the Lions’ Annual Christmas Appeal. On behalf…


SANTA’S SAY THANK YOU

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself, my family and our friends for organising such a wonderful event.

It was the first year that we have done the Santa Dash and travelled from home in Tonbridge

Just for the race, and we had so much fun.

We are looking to make it…


YOUNG ACHIEVER SAILS AWAY

Along with the other competitors, Oliver Brookes recently attended the final of the Lions’ Young Ambassador Competition for the SE of England. This required him to be interviewed by a panel of three and then present to an audience of other finalists, their family and friends. His Dad said he found the whole experience not…


FESTIVE SANTAS DASH ALONG THE PROM @ BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Festive Santas dash along the Prom

The weather was kind to the Santas on Sunday, as around 200 people helped to turn the Promenade a festive red and white. Families together, babes in pushchairs, sons on father’s shoulders and Air Cadets all helped to make it a fun community start to the Christmas season.

Organiser Brian Comber…


BEXHILL LIONS SUPPORT SKATEPARK CAMPAIGNERS

Bexhill Lions Club is supporting the Bexhill Skatepark Action Group (BSAG) by providing financial and practical support. Sue Cassell who heads up the Youth committee said “We are committed to supporting youth activities in Bexhill and having seen a press report about the state of the existing skatepark site we decided we wanted to help….


LIONS HELP OUT PUDSEY

Members of Bexhill Lions Club will be out and about on Friday and Saturday collecting for the BBC “Children in Need” appeal.

Friday morning rail commuters will be greeted by “Roary” the Club mascot and friends. On Saturday morning there will be collections in Bexhill Town Centre, outside LIDL in Sidley and also in Little Common….


DIABETES AWARENESS DAY

Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes.

Diabetes Awareness Day is November 14TH.. This date was chosen as it marks the birthday of the man who discovered insulin – Frederick Banting. Together with Charles Best he discovered insulin  in 1922.

It is on the increase across the world, not just the UK. More and more children…


LIONS YOUNG ACHIEVER 2017

Recognising the best of youth in Bexhill

Oliver Brookes, a sixteen year old from Bexhill High School, was presented with the award by at the Clubs’ monthly business meeting. His proud parents joined him at the ceremony.

Oliver has been active in the community through his role with the…


CANADA WAY PLAYGROUND OPINION POLL

The Bexhill-on-Sea Lions Club, supported by Rother District council, are looking into the possibility of increasing the play facilities at Canada Way, Sidley, to include equipment for children aged 7 – 11.

 

We are asking local residents whether they think this would be a good idea and to receive any comments they may have, regardless of…


GREEN FINGERED LIONS TO THE RESCUE

The Lions Club was approached by local resident Anthony Perkins in August, through its website. He explained that he had recently moved into a bungalow but the lawn was uneven and full of potholes and the flower beds were overgrown. He suffers from Ataxia Cerebellum, which…


GETTING TO THE CRUTCH OF THE MATTER

Bexhill Lions Club, The Conquest Hospital and Bexhill Caring Community are on a mission to give new life to unwanted crutches and walking sticks

Lion Liz McGlynn, the project organiser said “Crutches and walking sticks are available for hospital patients but recycling them can help the environment, save the NHS money, and also help others in…


THE BEST BBQ IN TOWN?

Bexhill Lions were out in force at the annual Motofest event serving excellent Burgers, Hot Dogs & and Bacon rolls.  We were also serving teas & coffees as well as a selection of cold drinks.  We have…


SHIVER ME TIMBERS

Bexhill Lions club had a busy weekend with the Bexhill-on-Sea Carnival on 29th July.  We were Pirates of the Caribbean and what a motley crew we looked.  The Lions came 2nd in the best float of the day which is a credit to the dedicated “Lions Carnival team” who really pulled the stops out for…


EXCITING AWARD FOR YOUNG ACHIEVERS!

Bexhill Lions Club is launching the “Lions Young Achiever Award” to recognise, encourage and

support young people who are actively involved in their community. Candidates could be involved

in helping young and old people, disabled, able-bodied and disadvantaged or they may be involved

in organising projects in conservation, crime prevention, promoting healthier lifestyles,

fundraising or other initiatives.

The Award is…


LOCAL LION RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR SERVICE

Lions international recognise special achievements and above and beyond service by awarding “A Melvin Jones Fellowship” named after the founder of Lions clubs international – Melvin Jones.

Lions Clubs world-wide recognise outstanding individuals by bestowing on them this award. The award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideals consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

Bexhill…


LIONS SKINCARE CHECK CLINIC GREAT SUCCESS

Last Sunday’s Melanoma and skin check clinic was hailed a huge success by Bexhill Lions Club. Held in The Studio at the De La Warr Pavilion as part of Rother’s BeActive Day, it was sponsored by The Lions and organised in conjunction with the Myfanwy Townsend…


SKIN CHECK CLINICS

HELP TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

On Sunday 9 July 10.30am – 3.00pm, Bexhill Lions will be

at the Rother BeActive day offering bottles of Ladival sun lotion SFP30 or SFP50+ for a minimum charitable donation of just £3.00. The bottles have a rrp of £20 and are provided by the Myfanway Townsend Melanoma Research Fund. All the…


PEACE THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN

Bexhill Lions Club held its second Junior Peace Poster competition earlier in the year with local Primary schools giving it great support.

Lion Sue Cassell, Head of the Youth Committee commented ” The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to think about what peace means to them and to express that feeling as…


BEXHILL LION IS JUST COASTING – UPDATE

Lion Steve Allen has completed his Coast to Coast fund raising bike ride (St Bees, Whitehaven on the west coast to Robin Hood Bay on the east.
Steve said “I would like to thank everybody who sponsored me…


LIONS HELP IMPROVE A LIFE

Charlotte is a 16 year old, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Until recently she was a full time wheelchair user as she cannot stand or sit. She is transferred into her bed and bath by a hoist.

Her dedicated mum Julie contacted Bexhill Lions Club asking if they could help with special needs equipment. Julie explains…


SAFETY FIRST AT ST. MARY’S

Pupils at St Mary’s Special School & College recently took part in the annual “Safety in Action” education event at Bexhill Community Fire Station.

The event is organised by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and is a special day of “hands on” experience offering vital safety skills and knowledge that will help them keep…


LIONS FLY THE FLAG FOR SCOUT GROUP

A recently formed new Explorer Scout Unit at the 1st Sidley(All Saints) Scout Group was presented with its own flag – following a donation from Bexhill Lions Club.

The flag is viewed as the identity and pride of the group and is presented at the start and end of all unit meetings, at Church as well…


NEW LION TO COAST ALL THE WAY

Steve Allen was formally welcomed as a new member of the Club by Lion President Rick Hough at the May business meeting. After a short ceremony, his sponsor Nick Porter, presented him with his Certificate of Membership and Club pin.

Steve was born in Hastings, grew up…


A VERY SPECIAL KNOCKOUT 2017

 “It’s a Special Knockout” is a very special event organised by local Lions Clubs and it was recently held at Bede’s School near Hailsham. Now in its 17th year, it was organised by David Burstow from Bexhill club and fellow members from six other Lions Clubs.

This event is for those with Special Needs and Disabilities…


Peace poster competition

Students’ creative talent express their hopes

Young talent was on show when local senior schools entered this years’ Lions International Peace Poster competition. This encourages youngsters to show their artistic ability as well as expressing their view, aspirations and hopes for peace. This year the theme was  “A celebration of Peace” .

Entries were judged by Members…


LIONS MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

 

 

Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple idea enabling people to keep their medical and personal details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge

All emergency Services are aware of the scheme and look for the stickers when called to an emergency. It could help to save your life.

 

 

Just four…


LIONS FENCE IN WALLACE

Wallace, a 6 year old  labrador guide dog, is now able to relax, run around and have fun in his garden, thanks to the generosity of Bexhill Lions Club.

Mrs Penney, who is registered blind and lives in Bexhill had to move home and now lives in a bungalow with a small garden. Sadly her dog…


HAMPERS WERE CHILLI HOT

Lions Club Members and partners recently enjoyed a social night out at the Chilli Tree restaurant.

After enjoying an excellent buffet Lion President Rick Hough and Fundraising Chair Val Mewett presented the owner Sala with a certificate of Appreciation for his support of the Lions’ Christmas Appeal.

The restaurant staff and its customers raised £450 hosting four…


BEXHILL LIONS HELP WITH BEACH CLEAN UP

On Saturday morning Members of Bexhill Lions Club together with family members joined around 60 other local residents on the first beach clean of the year.
Many sacks of rubbish were collected together with 3 supermarket trolleys which had been pushed over the cliffs.
Lion Terry gave a demonstration of his “mountain goat” style cliff…


ART COMPETITION FOR JUNIORS

Bexhill Lions Club has announced its second Junior Peace Poster competition, with three Primary Schools already entering; Glenleigh, Little Common and St Mary Magdalene. There is still time to get involved so please contact Lion Sue at peter_cassell@sky.com or call her on 07791 940687.

Sue, Head of the Youth Committee commented “We want to encourage…


BEXHILL LIONS 2016 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Bexhill Lions Club started its busiest FUNdraising month of the year with another successful Santa Dash, enjoyed by over 150 “santas” of all ages and with various modes of transport including cycles and roller blades. The traditional house to house collections have started with Santa and his sleigh with lights and festive music, out and…


CRAFTY LIONS HELP PREPARE FOR SIDLEY EXTRAVAGANZA

Lions Sue Cassell and Val Mewett helped children decorate lanterns for the Sidley lantern parade which will take place on December 1st.

With the prospect of glue, glitter, feathers and baubles, the event attracted excited children, and Lions, who thoroughly enjoyed decorating the lanterns – and themselves!!

As part of the Heart of Sidley Christmas Extavaganza, Bexhill…


SANTA DASH 2016 – UPDATE

Another successful Santa dash for 2016 please go to our photo Gallery (About us tab) to see images from the day

 

 

 

 

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Yo! Ho! Ho! Santa Dash returns to Bexhill

 Following the growing success of the past few years, We are holding our fun Santa Dash on Saturday 3rd December.

This popular family festive event is…


LIONS & SIGHTSAVERS

Lions and Sightsavers have been working together since 1972. Clubs make donations to the Lions Sight Savers Trust, a registered charity run by four trustees.

Initially, donations from Lions Clubs supported a Sightsavers eye camp outreach programme in India, focusing on cataract operations. But many people arriving at the eye camps had other eye conditions or…