We are coming up to our 48th Birthday in 2017. Do we feel old? Glad to say that we do not. When the Barnstaple Lions Club was formed in 1969 we had 20 members. At present we have 18 members, male and female, young and not so young, drawn from all walks of life and jobs.
We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2HE. Meetings start at 8:00 p.m and finish by 9:30 p.m.
We organise functions and events such as a Christmas draw. For the last seven years we have been hosting a Picnic in the Park. In 2009 we were the third largest picnic in the UK. Our 2010 picnic attracted over 2,500 people, 2011, just a little bit damp but we still attracted a lot of people, in 2012 we organised “The Jubilee Sunday Lunch” as part of the Jubilee celebrations. For 2016, we held The Queens Birthday Picnic the weather was not very kind to us but we estimated that a few hundred people joined us. We are also involved with running the Annual Barnstaple Carnival.
The Barnstaple Lions Club attends many local carnivals, fetes and fairs to raise funds for a variety of charitable purposes, mainly local. We also donate funds to Lions International, helping to provide water wells, eye camps and other projects in developing countries, as well as contributing towards disaster relief funds.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLUB, OR ON HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US. DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR CONTACTS PAGE.