Who are Shakespeare Lions?
Our local club has served Stratford upon Avon and its local community for over 50 years
since it first began in 1967.
We’re part of Lions Club International which began in 1917 in the USA and is now
the world's largest service club organisation.
Lions is a registered charity and has 1.30 million members in more than 45,000 clubs
in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.
As part of a global service network we do whatever we can to help those in need
locally, nationally and internationally.
How do we serve our community? We’ve done lots of things!
Set up a display cabinet packed full of examples of modern products that could help
people with sight difficulties.
Volunteered regularly at the Eye Hospital to give free demonstrations of those visual aids.
Provided training in Life Support Skills (First Aid) for almost 1,100 school leavers
in Stratford and close by as at October 2019.
Ran bingo sessions for senior citizens and had several litter picks around the area.
Purchased tables and chairs for the Children’s Eye Department at Stratford Hospital.
We were one of the founding charities that established the Stratford Food Bank
–and we followed that up with subsequent donations of money.
Gave awards to young people acknowledging their contributions to the community.
Provided countless support to those who are in need in the local community.
How do we fund those projects?
We do most fundraising ourselves through our events, but acknowledge occasional grants towards our projects from other charitable funds - so we’re quite an active club.
Here are some ways we fundraise ... Santa’s Sleigh tours Stratford at Christmas time,
we hold Easter egg raffles in hotels, pubs, restaurants and schools and
we run a tombola at the Stratford River Festival and have stalls at various local fairs including Tiddington in September 2022.
We also enjoy each other’s company and there’s a lot of social events every year. Want to find out more about us? Click on the "Contact Us" page of this site