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Welcome to

Shakespeare Lions Club

Charity Number 1177788

A Note from our President 

We have been serving and supporting individuals, families, youth organisations and charities in need, both in our local and global community, since January 1967.

We are one of 46,000 Lions clubs internationally and proud to be part of the world’s largest

voluntary community service provider.

Thank you so much for visiting our website and we all hope you find it a rewarding experience.

We are still very active in supporting our local and global community despite the pandemic. We

believe that belonging to a Lions club must

be both fulfilling and fun. On the fun side, we

have an active social committee and still enjoy

each other’s company albeit

often virtually at this time.

If you would like to learn more about joining our Lions Community please contact us.

Charles Williams

President of Shakespeare Lions 2020-2021


Read all About our Club

Click here to read about our history and our values as a club. 

On the 9th May 2021 Shakespeare Lions President presented Abi with a replica trophy for winning the UK  Young Ambassador competition in 2020.
This took place in front of the Gower Memorial in Stratford upon Avon.

Virtual European Young Ambassador Competition 






The European final was held 17th April 2021.  After Abi winning the competition in 2020 there was a delay before the European competition was held,  due to covid restrictions.

 Abi represented all the Lions clubs in the UK at this event.

The countries taking part were: Moldova, Rumania, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom and Ireland.


The main areas covered by the projects were:

Environment,  Sociological effect on young people, On line training and

teacher support due to low wages and lack of devices.


Abi gave a brilliant presentation full of conviction and personality.

See more about the Young Ambassador's programme and the results here.

We are now looking for candidates for the Young Ambassador 2021 competition. Candidates need to be at least 15 years of age but under 19 years of age at the end of June 2022.  

The competition gives us and you the opportunity to inspire and recognise the outstanding work carried out by young people within their community. If there is a young person that you know of who deserves the recognition that this award offers and you would like some more information then please make contact with Shakespeare Lions club by the end of September 2021.


Local candidates have previously won up to £1,500 for their charitable project.


The  John  Whitfield Award





Do you know any individuals who have delivered exceptional community service in the past 12 months?  If so, we would love to hear about them from you.  


John Whitfield was a popular and long-serving member of the Shakespeare Lions Club, who have been working in our town for over 50 years.  Sadly, he passed away 10 years ago.  His family gave a bursary to the club and purchased a trophy dedicated to his memory to be presented annually to recognise young people in the town who are committed to community service.  


Candidates need to be between 11 – 19yrs and live in in Stratford upon Avon.  


The closing dates for applications is 15th June 2021 and judging will take place in late summer. All nominees will receive a certificate to recognise their service and the winner will also receive the trophy to hold for the following year.


Contact for both competitions is shakespearelionsclub@gmail.com

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Read all about the Things we do

Click here to read about all the fun and exciting things our club does.