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Lions Clubs International can help YFCs and YFC County Federations

Lions Clubs International members have a wealth of experience in planning and hosting events for the general public and would like to support YFCs and county federations too.  This kind of event assistance could be used to help many club and county federations continue to stage and host fantastic occasions for YFC members and the general public.

In return for the support of the Lions Clubs at key YFC events, YFCs can help Lions Clubs in the organisation and on-the-day of their community or fundraising events.  This will provide a fantastic platform for your YFC to raise its profile within your community and an opportunity to grow your club membership by recruiting members from your area.

The Lions Clubs International has a network of District Officers, who are the first point of contact for YFCs and YFC county federations.  If you have an event that you would like some assistance with, get in touch with the Lions Clubs International District Officer (contacts below).

Examples of how Lions Clubs International and its members have already helped YFCs:-

  1. The county federation was short of YFC volunteers for catering at the annual rally. A call to the local Lions Clubs resulted in six catering volunteers (all with hygiene certificates) who cheerfully cooked and served the food on rally day.
  2. The county federation was preparing for its annual Christmas concert. The organisers had plenty of YFC helpers, but no one that could provide live musical accompaniment for the carols. The Lions Club was asked if it could help……it could and it did! A Lions Club member volunteered to play live music at the concert and a memorable evening was had by all.
  3. Lions were proud to help at Eccleshall YFC Shear & Beer event which in 2019 raised over £10,000 for local worthwhile causes. Lions Clubs members marshalled the parking of more than 700 cars on the day. The local Lions had an information stand at the event and also helped with clear-up the following morning. The local Lions Club & Eccleshall YFC have already agreed to support each other in the future, and the Lions Clubs are already booked to support next year's Shear & Beer event. Event organiser Harriet said "Thank You Lions for all you did, you were great to work with".

Other ideas:

  • Christmas charity fundraising (Lions with Santa):
    Most will be familiar with the work Lions Clubs International does at Christmas – Lions already bring Santa & Sleighs to many local communities for many hours each year and raise funds for charities. Lions Clubs and YFCs can work together to help raise even more money for good causes.
  • Bonfire and fireworks displays:
    These are one of the specialities of Lions Clubs throughout the country. Lions Clubs organise public firework displays around Guy Fawkes night every year. YFCs could plan a club trip for members of the club to attend the display altogether, or could volunteer to help at the local Lions Club display or could organise a community bonfire and display in partnership with the Lions Club.

Lions Club Contacts

 

Lions Clubs - Districts

District Officer Name
(click name to send an email)
Counties covered by District Officer
A
 Mick ClaxtonBeds, Buck (part), Essex (part), Herts, London north of the Thames, Middx, Oxon (part)
CE Alan HallCambs, Essex (part), Lincs, Norfolk, Notts, Suffolk, Yorks (part)
 CN Carol DawsonCheshire, Cumbria, Derbys, IoM, Lancs, Leic (part), Manchester, Merseyside, Shrops, Staffs, Wales (part)
 CW Sue WildingBristol (part), E Mids, Glous, Herefords, Leic (part), Northants, Wales (part), Warks, W Mids, Worcs
 N Clive BarwellDurham, Northumberland, Scotland, Tyne & Wear, Yorks (part)
 SC Tim HantonBerks, Bucks (part), Channel Isles, Dorset (part), Hants, IoW, Oxon (part), Wilts
 SE Howard LeeKent, London south of the Thames, Surrey, Sussex
 SW Sue MillerBristol (part), Cornwall, Devon, Dorset (part), Somerset,
 

About Lions Clubs International

Lions are ordinary people doing amazing things to help others and support good causes in their local areas and throughout the British Isles. Globally Lions Clubs have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organisation, and love to help others and make things happen.

In 2017/18, Lions Clubs International celebrated its 100 years of service to the community. Read more about our stories and history at https://lionsclubs.co/stories+and+history/.

Every Lions Club supports a range of good causes and projects in its own area where its members and friends can get involved. Members can be of any age and any walk of life. Every day Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable service and fundraising activities. Every year in Europe alone, Lions Clubs’ members volunteer around 6 million hours of service and raise £88 million to support the needs of local communities.

In addition, Lions Clubs give their members many opportunities for development of knowledge and skills of use in all walks of life, such as leadership opportunities, project management, financial awareness, public speaking, further training opportunities, and connecting with others internationally.

Lions Clubs are formal charities providing whatever is needed to help the less fortunate. They have five principal global causes, being diabetes, vision, hunger, environment and childhood cancer. However, Lions Clubs are free to provide service of any type required to meet the needs of their communities, including working with young people, and providing the opportunity for individuals to volunteer their time and resources to improve the community, and assist those in need, both locally and globally.

Most Lions Clubs are Charitable Incorporated Organisations registered with the Charity Commission. This provides a stable structure and protects the Club’s members and friends from personal liability. Much support is given to individual Lions Clubs by their District and National organisations.

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