Lydney Co-op Lions Christmas Collection 2017

Forest of Dean Lions hold a Christmas collection at Lydney Co-op.

A photo of the Lions Christmas collection at Lydney Co-op 2017
Lions Christmas collection at Lydney Co-op 2017

Forest of Dean Lions Club would like to thank Lydney Co-op for allowing us to hold a Christmas collection at the store on 9th December 2017.

The Lions would also like to thank the customers of Lydney Co-op for their generosity and good humour during the collection on a cold December day.

Rally Car Parks 2017

Four clubs took part in the 2017 Rally Car Parks; Forest of Dean Lions Club, SevernDean Lions Club, the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and Chepstow Round Table. The car parks cater for spectators on the Wyedean Forest Rally organised by the Forest of Dean Motor Club.

The clubs would like to thank the Forest of Dean Motor Club and the Forestry Commission for their assistance.

Forest of Dean Lions £500 Disaster Response Donation.

Forest of Dean Lions respond to recent disasters with a £500 donation.

Above: Article from the Forest of Dean & Waye Valley Review of 13 September 2017.
Lions donate to the Lions International response to the recent Hurricanes. The donation is funded from events that Forest of Dean Lions organise and participate in throughout the year.
If you wish to help via Lions you can use the donate button on this web site.

Lions fund £5,500 Jaundice Scanner for midwives

Forest of Dean Lions and Severndean Lions have donated £5,500 raised from entry fees of the Wild Boar Chase to equip local midwives with a Jaundice Scanner. The easily portable, non-invasive scanner will help the midwives check babies that they visit and will be especially useful in the Forest which is a largely rural area.

Article from the Forest Review 23 August 2017
Forest Review 23 August 2017

Lions donate £500 to the Evergreen Hall, Broadwell.

Forest of Dean Lions donated £500 to the Hall.
This is the ‘Thank You’ email to the Lions from the Evergreen Hall Committee:

I would like to thank you very much for the generous donation from the Lions Club to our Evergreen Hall, Broadwell.

Your gifting will enable us to replace a number of our ‘bucket seats’ and we hope you will be happy that new flooring will be laid in our entrance, kitchen and snug room with some of the monies too.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and groups who have donated goods and financial assistance which has been matched with the incredible efforts of the Wildwood Yoga community who have taken on the makeover of this lovely old hall with smiles on their faces and paintbrushes in hand!!

Lions donate £500 at Lydney Hospital Fete 2017

Forest of Dean Lions donate £500 to Lydney Hospital at the annual hospital fete in July 2017

A photo of the Lions stall at Lydney Hospital Fete 2017
Marie from the Friends of Lydney Hospital at the Lions stall at Lydney Hospital Fete – July 2017.

Forest of Dean Lions Club made a donation of £500 to the Friends of Lydney Hospital at their annual fete in July 2017.

They also raised £65 on their Lucky Dip stall which they also donated to the Friends.

The Lions are grateful to Tesco Lydney for their support.

Wild Boar Chase 2017

The Forest of Dean Lions Club and SevernDean Lions Club plus helpers and friends recently put on the Wild Boar Chase cycle event.

A photo of riders in the Wild Boar Chase on the Speech House Field
Riders assemble on the Speech House Field for the Start. –  – photo Sean O’Brien
A photo of the finish of the Wild Boar Chase 2017 - photo Sean O'Brien
The finish of the Wild Boar Chase 2017 – photo Sean O’Brien
A drink and a home made cake at the Finish
A drink and a home made cake at the Finish – photo Sean O’Brien

Report from the Forest of Dean Review:

SOME 845 riders took the revamped Wild Boar Chase challenge and have raised around £16,000 for good causes.

Participants had the choice of four rides: the 43-mile full boar which descends to the River Wye, the Hog which takes in 38 miles of the Forest, the Wood Boar which is 25 miles or the small boar which covers 20 miles.

The event is run by Forest of Dean and Severndean Lions Clubs with the help of the Royal Dean Forest Cycling Club and attracted cyclists from all over the country.

The Chase started at the Speech House and the cyclists were sent on their way by Rojer Phelps, who sounded the post horn gallop, and Libby Jones, Miss Forest of Dean.