Message from Canterbury Lions President David Brown

Thank you for taking the time to visit Canterbury Lions Web site - We are frequently asked who are the Lions, and what do we do!

The Lions are ordinary people who work together to achieve amazing things. Lions Clubs International is an International network of over 1.3 million men and women. There are over 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries. But although we are part of a large organisation each club is autonomous.

What we do is far more difficult to explain, basically our aim is to help the less fortunate in our society with our activities concentrating on the needs of the local community. We raise money for local, national and international projects and participate in service activities to all age groups. In addition to assisting others, we organise various social events for our members and have fun whilst doing so.

The Lions of the British Isles and Ireland, along with European colleagues, give over 5.7million hours of service each year. 88million is gifted annually to projects.

During the last year Canterbury Lions have helped in excess of twenty different local organisations and recipients.  We have provided money for Eye Camps in Africa.

Of course to enable us to continue with this work we have to raise funds. We do this in various ways and with certain annual events, for example: Sponsored Knit, Christmas and Easter Hamper raffles, collections at local supermarkets to name but a few, in addition to our regular Charitable work. But we also aim to have fun whilst doing so!  For more information please look at our Event Details.

As a member of Canterbury Lions Club you become aware of the needs of your local community and beyond. Being a Lion allows you to help others in a way that no one person could do alone. A few hours a month, multiplied around the world makes a big difference in all communities.

If you should need to, or know of any local needs please contact us via this website.

Perhaps you are of a like mind to us, so if you would like to find out more about us or come along to one of our meetings, then please do get in touch, either through the Contact Us link or by calling us on 0845 833 7364.

You will be assured of a warm welcome.

David Brown

President Canterbury Lions Club

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
The Golden Lion, Mayton Lane, Broad Oak, Canterbury CT2 0QJ