Lions organise a car boot sale at the Speech House
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.
Forest of Dean Lions helped with the car parking at the 150th annual Flower Fruit and Vegetable Show on 15 Aug 2015. The show is one of the oldest in the country and has only missed one year since it started in 1865.
Lydney Hospital Fete is always a fun and friendly event attended by generous visitors. Forest of Dean Lions ran a hidden treasure event with the first prize of a Kindle kindly donated by Tesco, Lydney. All proceeds from the stall together with a donation were given to the Friends of Lydney Hospital.
Forest of Dean Lions donated £400 to the Forest Upcycling project. The donation helped the project buy tools that are used to renovate furniture to be sold on at an affordable price. In the light green shirt is Forest of Dean Lions President Alan Townley.
Forest of Dean Lions Club members helped with the car parking at the annual schools country dancing festival. The event held at the Speech House field attracted hundreds of spectators on a lovely early summer evening.
(above: report in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review)
More than 900 riders took part in the Wild Boar Chase MTB ride in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Forest of Dean and Severdean Lions clubs organised this popular event with the assistance and advice from the Royal Dean Forest Cycling Club.
Both clubs had a massive bake off to supply every rider with a free cake at the finish. Over 1,000 home made cakes were made.
Pilowell Silver Band, Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir and Coleford Community Choir took place in a concert at Coleford Baptist Chapel in aid of the Forest of Dean Children’s Opportunity Centre. The event was compered by Keith Morgan.
At the end of the concert, Lion President Andrew Tooze presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Opportunity Centre.
Great Western Air Ambulance – March 2015
Forest of Dean Lions Club have donated £1,200 to the Great Western Air Ambulance. Money raised in the Rally Car Parks on the recent Wyedean Forest Rally was used to make this donation.
Marie Curie Collection at Lydney Co-op
A report from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review on the Marie Curie Appeal collection perfomed at Lydney Co-op by Forest of Dean Lions on 20th and 21st of February 2015
Wyedean Forest Rally – 14 Feb. 2015
On Valentine’s. Day 2015, members and friends of the Forest of Dean Lions ran 3 car parks on the 40th Wyedean Forest Rally. Proceeds from the car park fees go to local good causes. The club would like to acknowledge the help and co-operation of the Forest of Dean Motor Club who organise the rally and the Forestry Commission the custodians of the land.
Yorkley Playgroup 30-1-2015
(January 2015) – Forest of Dean Lions Club donate £800 towards the Yorkley Playgroup Garden Project
“We (Yorkley Playgroup) have a small area of land adjacent to our building that we are hoping to be able to convert into a sensory garden for our children to play, explore and learn in. Included in this we are hoping to have some sensory planting schemes together with a decked story time area with a swing, a sunken sand pit, a mud digging patch with a mud kitchen, some bug hotels and some raised beds in which the children can practice growing flowers, herbs and vegetables as well as simply digging in. We also hope to incorporate various sensory elements into the surrounding fencing such as a marble fence, blackboard areas for chalking and a music wall”
“This area will give our children a much needed safe outdoor environment which they could have access to at all times throughout the day (something which is not possible at the moment), somewhere they can play and explore, that will offer an alternative learning space for them and an environment they may not have access to at home, all of which is hugely important in their early years. …”