Marie Curie collection at Tesco Lydney with South Forest Guides

Forest Lions, South Forest Guides and friends collect for the Marie Curie appeal.

A photo of Lions collecting for Marie Curie at Tesco, Lydney.
Lions collecting for Marie Curie at Tesco, Lydney.

Forest of Dean Lions and the South Forest Guides collected more than £800 for Marie Curie over the weekend of 25th and 26th February 2017.

The Lions are very grateful to Tesco, Lydney for allowing them to make the collection at the Lydney store and to the customers of Tesco, Lydney for their generosity.

Thanks to the help from friends of the Lions and the young people of South Forest Guides we were able to double the amount we raised for the Marie Curie Appeal last Spring.

Speech House Bonfire, 2016

Lions organise a large firework display

The logo of the Lions Speech House Bonfire
Lions Speech House Bonfire

Many thanks to all of the people that came to the Bonfire and Firework Display on the Speech House field. Thanks also to all of the helpers who volunteered to make the event a success..

Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase 2016

Lions organise major cycle events with help form friends and the Royal Dean Forest Cycle Club

An image of the Wild Boar and Humbug Chase 2016 press report.
Wild Boar and Humbug Chase 2016 press report.

Forest of Dean Lions Club and SevernDean Lions organised the Wild Boar Chase MTB ride around the Forest and Wye Valley. Almost 900 riders took part on a lovely Spring day. This year we also had a category for junior riders aged 8-12 accompanied by an adult – the Humbug Chase.

St Georges Day Concert 2016

An image of an England flag for St George's Day
An England flag for St George’s Day

Many thanks to all who attended the St George’s Day Concert and to Pillowell Silver Band and Drybrook and District Ladies Choir. The Forest of Dean Lions Club made a donation of £1,000 to Great Oaks Hospice.

Christmas collections in 2015

Lions hold Christmas collections in Coleford and Lydney.

A Lion at a Christmas collection in 2015
Christmas collection in 2015

We are grateful to Tesco, Lydney store for allowing us to hold a Christmas collection on 22nd December 2015. On an unseasonably warm day several of our members and friends did a stint on the collection buckets and Tesco customers showed their usual generosity.

The Forest of Dean Lions Club are very grateful to Midcounties Co-operative for allowing them to hold a collection at the Coleford Co-op on Saturday 19 December 2015. Again the customers of Coleford Co-op were very generous with their donations.

The Forest of Dean Lions Club are very grateful to Midcounties Co-operative for allowing them to hold a collection at the Lydney Co-op on Saturday 12 December 2015. The Lions club would like to thank the customers of Lydney Co-op for their generous donations.

The collections support local projects and our Lions club has recently paid for a projector and screen for Lydney Community Centre in Naas Lane.