Welcome to the Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club

Wimborne & Ferndown Lions WE CARE about every Penny Family Charity Cycle Ride Holidays for the disabled How we spend Funds Raised Message In a Bottle Opportunities  for Youth Spectacles  & Hearing Aids Recycling A Lions Year 2014-2015 Dementia Friendly Communities Defibrillators Contact us Favorite Links

Who are the Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club?

We are people just like you, men and women, who have decided to give back something to the community, and enjoy working together with others to help those less fortunate than themselves. We also organise some social events, to create fun in their caring attitude.

As a member of a Lions Club,  you become aware of the needs of our community and have the advantage to effectively make a difference.

Our Club provides volunteers with project management assistance, leadership training, personal development opportunities, and organized fund raising programs. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way no one person could alone.

We are members of Lions Clubs International, which is the largest Volunteer Service Organisation in the World with a universal motto of "WE SERVE".

Membership is by invitation and we have some 1.35 million members worldwide in 46,000 Clubs within 209 countries and geographical areas.

In the British Isles and Ireland, we have some 17,000 men and women members in 900 Clubs.

What do we do?

Locally, our activities have included the provision of:-

  • Outings for people with learning difficulties.
  • Caravan holidays for the disabled - see our web page.
  • " Message in a bottle"  - see our web page.
  • Christmas food parcels for the elderly & those in need.
  • Wheel chairs for the elderly.
  • Support for local youth groups activities - see our web page
  • Providing Life Skills programs to our Schools
  • Support for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
  • Support for Julia's House children's Hospice.
  • Equipment for the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne Hospitals.
  • Plus many other ways of supporting people, or groups, in need.

 Internationally, we have provided support towards:-

  • Prevention, or assistance for, our numerous Blindness / Sight programs.
  • Relief supplies, and aftermath recovery, following major disasters such as Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods etc.
  • Collecting discarded eye spectacles, for re-use in third world countries.
  • Building Water Wells in third world countries.
  • Providing ‘edukit', which is a ‘school in box', to continue the education of children in disaster areas.
See our 'How we spend Funds raised' page for more information on our various Welfare activities.

How do we do It?

With dedicated help and support of our families, friends and others giving their time voluntarily.

 With funds raised through local generosity at our events such as our:-

  • Annual Ashley Heath Country Fayre,
  • Annual Easter egg raffle etc.
  • Concerts
  • Quiz Nights
  • At Carnivals
  • With donations from local businesses and individuals in our community.
  • Plus other activities

 With careful management of funds through our registered Charity account, No. 278860, to ensure that all profits are properly used to finance our welfare projects.

Every Penny that we raise, goes towards supporting our Community.

See our WE CARE about every Penny page.

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