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Basildon and Wickford Lions Club
Part of the International Association of Lions Clubs
District 105EA, Region 5, Zone A, Club Number 19737
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This page was updated by Lion Gill Wednesday, 22-Feb-2017 20:23:43 GMT

INTRODUCTION

Our club is part of the Lions Clubs International - a truly global service organisation with over 1.3 million members in 205 countries. We are a group of service-minded individuals working to help our community. Our motto is "We Serve" and we are proud to recognise ourselves as "ordinary people who achieve amazing things".

The main purpose of the Basildon and Wickford Lions Club is to support our community, sometimes through financial help, sometimes by 'rolling our sleeves up', and sometimes a bit of both. We organise events to raise funds to support these community services projects. Though all of our service and fund raising activities are enjoyable in their own right, we also take time out just to have fun together.

Click on the links to the left to find more information about the club, what we do, what being a member entails, and how to contact us. If you like the look of what we do and you havesome time to spare maybe you would like to think about joining us? We are always looking for new members.

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UP AND COMING EVENTS

Please visit our 'Future Events' page for more events - see the link on the left.

COFFEE MORNINGS

We hold regular coffee mornings at the St Andrew's Centre in Wickford. Please come along and support us - please see the 'Future Events' link for details of the dates.

CHARITY RACE NIGHT

Please make a note in your diary - this event will be held on Saturday November 10th 2012 at Runwell Village Hall. Details to follow; if you would like to enter as part of or as a complete team please e-mail Doug Hamilton at treasurer@basildonandwickfordlionsclub.org

RECENT EVENTS

Please visit our Community Services, Having Fun, and Fundraising pages for details of our activities in the Lionistic Year July 2010 to June 2011, and in earlier times. We would very much like to thank all the members of the public who support our activities.

CHEQUE PRESENTATION

Each year the Basildon and Wickford Lions Club organise an 'Easter Egg Raffle' in some pubs and clubs in the Wickford area. The participating premises in 2012 were: The Shepherd and Dog (Crays Hill), The Duke (Wickford), Bar Plazma (Wickford), The Railway Club (Wickford), The Three Compasses (West Hanningfield), The Downham Arms (Wickford), and The Quart Port (Runwell). The Lions Club is very grateful for the help and support of those pubs, and for the generosity of their customers.

For the last two years the collection has been designated to support St Luke's Hospice. The combined collections from 2011 and 2012 raised a total of £1070.80, and the club added to this total from its Charity Account. Lion President John White, other members of the Basildon and Wickford Lions, and Rosemary Cotton, the Manager of The Three Compasses, the public house which raised the highest amount both years, were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £1,500 to Brenda Kirk from St Luke's. The presentation took place at The Three Compasses.

St Lukes 2012

QUIZ NIGHT

We would like to thank all those who came to our Quiz Night on Saturday May 5th 2012. A total of £426 was raised for our Charity Account, to help us to continue to support good causes.

MARIE CURIE COLLECTIONS

Our grateful thanks to the generosity of the people of Basildon and Wickford who enabled us to collect £1,588 for Marie Curie from our collections at Sainsbury's on April 19th - 21st.

EASTER RAFFLE

Our grateful thanks to everyone who took part in our Easter Raffle at pubs in and around Wickford, which enabled us to raise £280 for St Luke's Hospice. Please call back for a list of the participating pubs in 2012

TREE PLANTING - WICK MEADOWS COUNTRY PARK

On Sunday February 18th several members of our club assisted some of the 'Friends of Wick Country Park' to plant ten trees at the park. These trees had been donated by Basildon & Wickford Lions Club as part of the Lions Clubs International scheme to plant 1,000,000 new trees world-wide in a year. For the full story, please click here.

CHARTER LUNCH

We regret that due to the bad weather our annual Charter Lunch, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday February 5th, sadly had to be cancelled. We were unable to find a suitable replacement date. We have, however, fixed the date and venue for our 2013 Charter Celebrations: (Lunch) on Sunday, February 10th 2013.

VERY SAD NEWS

It is with great sadness that we report the passing to higher service of Lion Jim Grigg on 21st October, 2011. Jim suffered for many years with lung problems, which recently deteriorated to such an extent that he needed a supplementary supply of oxygen, and then further complications arose. Jim was in Basildon Hospital at the time of his death.

Jim joined the Basildon Lions Club in 1975 and he had been very active in both the Basildon and in the merged Basildon & Wickford Clubs. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and fellow Lions.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION, Sept to Nov

Each year, as one of its Community Services Projects, The Lions Club of Basildon & Wickford invites local schools to participate in the Schools Christmas Card competition. The competition encourages the children to develop their artistic skills by designing and creating a Christmas card. The Lions then judge the entries from each school, and select a winner from each age group, which they have printed.  Two hundred copies are donated to the school for them to sell to raise school funds. Each individual winner is presented with the original work framed, plus a Smiths token. The Lions then visit the school to present the winner’s awards and to pass over the box of cards.

These schools have taken part in the 2011 competition: Great Berry Primary, Runwell Community Primary, Grange Primary, Wickford Church of England, and Beauchamps

The entries have all been judged and the presentations to the winners and to the schools have all now taken place.

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL PEACEPOSTER COMPETITION 2011

The Lions Clubs International (LCI) organisation runs an annual 'Peace Poster' Contest, and schools and other youth groups throughout the world are invited to enter through the local Lions Club. The Basildon & Wickford Lions Club is pleased to invite local schools and youth groups to enter.

The contest is judged on a geographical hierarchical basis – firstly for each individual participating school, then 'District', then national, and finally at International level. Our Lions District covers the East Anglia area, including Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire. Our District includes a separate category for Special Schools.

This competition gives an opportunity to encourage the young people in our local community to think about the importance of world peace, tolerance, and international understanding, and it encourages these young people to share their unique visions with the world, through pictures.

In 2011, Beauchamps School in Wickford entered. The entries have been judged and the winner and runner-up was announced to the school on November 22nd. Unfortunately, at the District judging, this entry was not selected to go forward to the next round of judging.

CHILDREN IN NEED, Nov 18th

We once again collected for Children in Need at Pitsea, Basildon and Laindon stations, and this year we were also at Wickford. We would like to thank the generosity of travellers who contributed to a total of £442.45.

SANTA'S CHRISTMAS SLEIGH TOUR, December

Unfortunately, we were once again unable to help Santa Claus with his usual pre-Christmas sleigh tour around Runwell and Wickford this year.

CHARITY CAR PARK COLLECTION

We would like to thank the generosity of shoppers in Basildon on December 17th who supported our collection. We will announce the total collected and the beneficiaries here shortly.

WICK COUNTRY PARK 'WICK WEEDERS', July to November

We regularly provide help to this group, who work to keep the flower beds around the Resource Centre looking spick and span.

WICK COUNTRY PARK 'Nature Quest', August 7th

Three members of our club helped this event along by serving tea, running a tombola, and running a bookstall, all aimed at raising funds for the Friends of Wick Country Park.

ST GEORGE SOCIETY GARDEN FETE, August 6th

We ran a small bric-a-brac stall to raise funds for our own General Charity Account.

COFFEE MORNINGS AT ST ANDREW'S CENTRE, WICKFORD, August 27th

We hope that you enjoy the opportunity to drop by at these events to enjoy a tea / coffee, a cake, a bit of a natter, and a chance to rest your feet! These mornings help to raise much needed funds, sometimes directly for the St Andrew's Centre, but on this occasion for our own general Charity funds.

ESSEX ROYALS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Sept 3rd / 4th

Once we organised the car parking and the programme selling for this annual event at Bromfields School. Parking the cars in such a way that everyone can get in and out safely is a significant undertaking, especially at 'rush hour' periods when hundreds of cars arrive in quick succession. We are appreciative of the help and support of those attending the event.

ESSEX COUNTRY SHOW, BARLEYLANDS, Sept 10th / 11th

We worked with fellow Lions from other local clubs offering 'Green to be Seen' arm-bands to help to reunite any lost children with their parents and also promoting our 'Message in a Bottle' service for vulnerable adults. In particular the 'Green to be Seen' aspect was very well received and appreciated. We have had tentative enquiries to operate a similar scheme for other up and coming public family-oriented events.

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