How have Thanet Lions been serving the community ?

Charity Quiz Night with a D-Day Theme

Saturday, 6th June, 2015, 7pm for 7.15pm start

St. Peters Church Hall, Hopeville Avenue,

St.Peters, Broadstairs, CT10 2TR

The club ran one of its most successful quiz nights on the year and raised over £550 for local good causes. Thank you to all the teams that took part and we look forward to seeing you at the next one. 

Spring Charity Fashion show a great success

Thanet Lions & St. George’s School Leos Club held a very successful fashion show at the School on Tuesday, 28th April, 2015.  Clothes were modelled by 4 brave ladies and 2 gentlemen from Thanet Lions Club, in addition to those provided by the shops themselves.  Exhibitors were The Gallery Boutique, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Kerry’s Plus Size Boutique, Amelie Rose and Roman Originals – all from Thanet.  There were also a number of stalls selling cosmetics, handbags, jewellery and fancy goods.  Music was provided by our local DJ Horace the Hitman from Academy FM radio and the School Hospitality Group baked cakes and biscuits to sell. £800 was raised on the night with an additional £90 raised in a bucket collection towards the disaster in Nepal.  Thank you so much everyone for attending.

Lions and Leos Fashion Show Spring 2015

ASDA collection November 2014

Lions collecting towards our 'Message in a Bottle' scheme and Christmas hampers for the needy.

Remembrance Sunday 2014

Lions Julian Poupard and Kevin Sayer laying one of many wreaths 

2014 Boot Fairs

 Thanet Lions Club were delighted to present a cheque for £976.20 to Drapers Mills School, this being their share of the takings from our Boot Fairs over the summer.

A huge ‘thank you’ to the stallholders and ‘shoppers ‘ that came and supported our Boot Fairs throughout the season. The weather as particular unkind to us in the spring and early summer but the school kindly allowed us to run weekly Boot Fairs throughout September to ‘top up’ the takings.  This money will provide a much needed boost to school funds.

Pictured below are Lion Alan Thomas with teacher Ms Vanessa Sims and children Kristians Cabulis and Abbie Didd

Cheque to Draper Mill School

Sight Awareness

On Friday 10th October 2014 Thanet Lions Club held their Sight Awareness Day at Westwood Cross.Lions Club International has a key objective of  helping to prevent blindness through programmes of sight awareness, provision of medication and operations to restore sight.

Lions were kindly supported by the Kent Association of the Blind (KAB) and information leaflets from the Paula Carr Trust, which deals with eyesight problems caused by diabetes.

The Mayor of Ramsgate Councillor Patricia Moore, the deputy Mayor of Margate Councillor Ella Lodge-Pritchard, the Deputy Chairman of Thanet District Council Harry Scobie and Laura Sandys MP, along with their consorts, attended and showed great interest in both Lions’ activities and our Sight Awareness event.

 Some of our guests went ‘shopping’ under blindfold conditions, to experience the difficulties the visually impaired have when using white canes in crowded places with obstacles.    Others eagerly donned visually distorted spectacles (could only see peripheral vision) experiencing an escalator and steps.

President Cathy Griggs said that the event would be considered extremely successful if only one person had gone on to have their eyes tested as a result.

Our thanks to all our dignitaries who entered into the spirit of the event and allowed Lions to guide them around a very busy thoroughfare.

To Amanda and Jenny from the KAB for their training and support and to Westwood Cross Operations team for allowing us to hold this event and their help with setting up.

Lions Sight Awareness Day

Fund Raising

Thanet Lions Quiz 
The last  quiz night was held on September 20th at St Peters Village Hall at 7:00pm. 

A general knowledge quiz at  including a hot meal cooked by our famous in-house chef Colin.

Details of the amount raised will be added to this site shortly but it was in the region of £485 all going to help the people of Thanet. A big thank you to all that attended.

Our next Quiz will be on the 6th December again at St Peter Village Hall. This is the big Christmas Quiz so break out your tinsel and Crackers and join us for a fun evening. More information under upcoming events.

Belarus - Sep 2014

Lions at Dover Docks loading the lorry for Belarus.

Lions loading lorry at Dover for Belarus 2014

Summer Fete at Victoria Gardens Broadstairs, Kent - August 24th

Summer Fete 2014 Sunday

The Bank Holiday Monday Dog Show...... Possibly the wettest on record, but good fun had by all. Thank you to Pauline Osborne and Laura Sandys for the judging.

Dog Show 2014