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.

Lions fund raising

Lions approach £100.000 raised in 5 years

An article from the Forest Review in Nov 2016
Forest Review Nov. 2016

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review of November 6th 2015 carried an article about the Forest of Dean Lions club. The club is approaching the rasing of £100,000 within 5 years.

Lions Speech House Bonfire, 2015

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

On November 7th 2015, Forest of Dean Lions and friends together with SevernDean Lions held their annual bonfire and fireworks display on the Speech House Field. Despite persistent rain in the days before the event the weather cleared for the display and we were rewarded with clear skies and a great firework display.

XC MTB Enduro 20 Sept 2015

The 10th Forest of Dean MTB Enduro

A photo of the start of the 2015 XC Enduro
Riders assembled at the start of the 2015 XC Enduro

Forest of Dean Lions, SevernDean Lions and many friends ran the 10th Forest of Dean Enduro. On a lovely Autumn day more than 200 riders took part in this event. The photo shows a wave of riders being briefed before setting off into the forest.

Speech House Car Boot Sale 30-Aug-2015

Lions organise a car boot sale at the Speech House

A photo of Lions and helpers at the car boot sale
Lions and helpers at the car boot sale

Forest of Dean Lions again ran the late summer car boot sale on the Speech House field. This year the rain reduced the numbers of both sellers and buyers compared with previous years. However everyone was in good humour despite the damp conditions. The Lions are grateful to Mr and Mrs Hands of the Speech House Hotel.