Do Something Awesome – Join the Forest of Dean Lions.

Draw a Lion Competition

An image for the Lion drawing competition

Click the Lion to find out about the competition

Forest Champions Awards

The awards will celebrate and recognise the efforts of individuals and groups within our area

New Dates
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, the Forest Champions awards will now be postponed until 2021.

We are a friendly group of people that help local causes here in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. We raise money throughout the year with events ranging from the Lions Speech House Bonfire to the Wild Boar Chase and Humbug Chase cycle challenges. We also help at events such as Lydney Hospital Fete and the annual Marie Curie collections in the Spring.

  • The Forest of Dean Lions Club has been serving the local community since 1973.
  • We are Charity Incorporated Organisation No. 1189930, registered 15/June/2020
  • We cover the GL15 and GL16 post codes.
  • We meet at 7:30 p.m.on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • We also have events during the year. Events are both fund-raising and social.
  • We welcome prospective new members and friends.
A photo showing Members of the Forest of Dean Lions at Speech House
Members of the Forest of Dean Lions at Speech House

We are members of Lions District 105CW which includes South Wales, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, parts of Wiltshire and Somerset.

An image of a thank you letter from Lydney Rainbows
A thank you letter from Lydney Rainbows

Lions Clubs International

Forest of Dean Lions Club is also a member of Lions Clubs International. 2017 was the centenary year for Lions, the first club was formed in Chicago Illinois by Melvin Jones in 1917.
As of April 2015, Lions had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world. Lions is the world’s biggest and most active service organisation”.