Who are we?
The Club was formed in 1967 and has a focus on making a difference to peoples’ lives in Guildford. We are all volunteers, both male and female, with a passion for helping others whilst having some fun along the way. Being based at the Waterside Centre in Guildford we support our local community but as part of Lions International we also respond to global crises when appropriate.
Guildford Lions Club is just one of approx 810 clubs in the British Isles which can be found in most towns and cities. We meet monthly at the Waterside Centre and our aim is to help create a better environment in which our community can flourish.
We work with a number of Guildford agencies and charities, both large and small, to identify and help as many people as possible in our community. The majority of the funds we raise are used locally, although when disasters strike around the world, we unite with other Lions Clubs globally to offer assistance wherever we can.
Weathering Winter Together Campaign
Working with the North Guildford Food Bank our aim is to raise £10,000 by inviting local businesses, families and individuals to come together and help those in our community who are struggling with fuel bills this winter.
FIND OUR MORE…
Our members will be collecting at local supermarkets for our Christmas Appeal. Money collected will be used to buy supermarket vouchers for needy households in the town to help with the costs of Christmas.
We will be collecting at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose supermarkets on the following dates
Tesco Friday 2 December
Sainsbury’s Fri 9 Dec & Sat 10 Dec
Waitrose Fri 16 Dec & Sat 17 Dec
See you there!
Our club has approx. 50 members all of whom are volunteers (there are no paid positions) and operates six major fund raising events annually, each of which is organised by a small group of members:
- An Easter Fayre held each Easter Monday at Shalford Park
- Our Raft Race starting from Millmead and is part of the Guildford Festival
- A Music in the Park Concert at Hatchlands Park in July
- The Firework Fiesta is our largest event – featuring a spectacular Fireworks display and Live Music at Stoke Park in November
All profits we make are distributed via our Welfare Committee again comprising a small group of members. However it is not all work as we like to play as well and have a rich and varied social programme including evening social events, dinners, golf and weekends away etc.
We are a non-political organisation and welcome all newcomers irrespective of race, physical ability, religion or sexual orientation – if your time is limited why not consider becoming a Supporter of the Club and helping out where possible at our fundraising events.
If you are interested in joining the club or becoming a Supporter click here to Contact us
Without the financial donations of our wonderful sponsors and the support of many local organisations we would not be able to put on the many events etc that allows us to raise funds and help our community.
We are very grateful to each and every one of you.