Remember, remember 5th November because we will be holding our annual Torchlight Procession and Fireworks Fiesta in Stoke Park. Our chosen charity this year is Headway Surrey who are based locally in north Guildford and provide support and services for those affected by brain injury across the county.
We have only been able to commit to organising the fireworks this year with the support of various organisations and we are grateful to RADical Systems (UK) Ltd, Ewbank Auctioneers, Chapters Financial Ltd, Lloyds Bank plc Commercial Banking, Memset, Big Yellow, Eagle Radio, Surrey Advertiser, and Guildford Borough Council.
The timings are:
Assemble in the High Street from 18.00
Torches (£5.00) and glow stick sales will begin at 18:00 until 18:45
VIPs arrive for Guildhall reception 18:30
Mayoral address at 18:45
Procession leaves at 19:00
PG from Eagle Radio to be on site at 18:30
Procession arrives at park about 19:30/19:45
Beacon lighting at 19:55
Display begins at 20:00
As usual entry is by donation but we suggest £5 per person £10 per family to cover costs and raise money for our charity.
The Charley Mayne Fun Fare will be on site as usual.
Other essential information on road closures, parking, disabled access, trade stands here.
Working in partnership with the Mayor of Guildford’s Local Distress Fund and Guildford Action, Guildford Lions Club is launching a Christmas Appeal to help those in need in the area.
This is a general appeal to those who can spare a few pounds to help those in need. It may also be of interest to people in receipt of a Winter Fuel Allowance and feel able to pass it on to others.
We anticipate helping people in the Guildford area in fuel poverty, the homeless, people who are alone or ill, and others who are in dire situations for whom a few pounds will help them out, especially at Christmas.
The Guildford Lions Christmas Appeal supports three donor funds:
Guildford Lions Club Welfare Fund supports all sections of our community including the young, Senior Citizens, individuals and families in need
Mayor of Guildford’s Local Distress Fund helps those who cannot afford the basics. This fund provides financial assistance to the needy within the Guildford borough, particularly at Christmas time.
Guildford Action support isolated families with issues involving the bringing up of children and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Winter Fuel Allowance
In recent years many people have supported our Project Wenceslas appeal by donating their Winter Fuel Allowance. We still welcome these donations to our new, updated Christmas Appeal.
There are several ways to make you donation:
Online - by visiting JustGIving
Bank transfer – the details are:
Sort Code: 30-93-74
Account No: 65250060
Name: Guildford Lions Club Appeals Account
Cheque - By cheque made payable to Guildford Lions Club and endorsed ‘Christmas Appeal’ on the reverse and send it to Guildford Lions Club
4 Cheviot Drive, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2TF
Every donation we make, like those made through the Mayor of Guildford’s Local Distress Fund and Guildford Action, is carefully vetted to help ensure the money goes to the right people.
Thank you for your support.