Lions organise major cycle events with help form friends and the Royal Dean Forest Cycle Club
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.
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.
Lions hold Christmas collections in Coleford and Lydney.
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.
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.
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.