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.

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.