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Welcome to District 105C’s diary pages for clubs in the district. These will be posted in date order, newest first but can be filtered by category using the dropdown menu on the right.

We hope you enjoy reading about the fundraising, welfare donations and social activities of the Lions clubs in District 105C, which covers most of Yorkshire.

Play Train Huddersfield

Huddersfield  Lions  have  donated  £500  towards  the refurbishment  of  the  Play  Train  in  Greenhead  Park, Huddersfield.











Members of the club attended the opening of the new play area by the Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Gwen Lowe.

Judith Richardson
Secretary, Huddersfield Lions

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

We in Lions are very fortunate to have the Lion’s Logo’s on the helicopters of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, these will remain while ever we make donations no matter how large  or  small, these  donations  all  help  to  keep  the helicopters in the air.

To make your Lion’s Club donation, contact:

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Tel  01422 237900
E-mail: info@yaa.org.uk

and they will make arrangements for your donation to be collected by one of their agents,


Any further details please contact me,:

YAA Liaison Officer LP Roger Basing.
Tel: 01405 761280
E-mail: rogerbasing@yahoo.co.uk







Monday Smile a While Club

Mrs Pauline Denton is truly a remarkable lady although disabled herself she has taken it upon herself to run the Monday Smile a While Club.

The Smile a While Club was originally set up by the NHS & supported by such as ourselves but  due to the funding crisis the NHS pulled out some 2 years ago.

The  Smile  a  While  Club  was  and  still  is,  thanks  to Pauline,  a  club  where  the  lonely,  the  vulnerable,  the elderly & those living alone plus those who can benefit from attending the Smile a While Club can do crafts, play games, play bingo, get entertained, have people come to inform them of matters which are of concern to them. All of this can be done whist having a good old natter with friends they have made  over a cup of tea or two with cakes & buns.

They also go out on trips & are taken for meals out too.

There is a bus laid on to pick them from their homes if required whist others make their own way.

Yes, Pauline Denton is a volunteer worker who works hard to bring a Smile to everyone’s face, so members of  Thorne Rural Lions Club  decided to present her with the Lions Centennial Award in recognition of the work she does within the community.

 Lion Pat Hammond & Lion Auriol Henton  presenting the Lions Centenary Community Award to Pauline Denton.


Lion Barry Goforth
Secretary Thorne Rural Lions Club


A Busy Summer for Beverley Westwood Lions Club

It  is  now  just  over  three  years  since  this  Club  was chartered, and in that time the Club has been taking on more and more projects. The third anniversary of the charter was celebrated with fifty members, friends and supporters. Unfortunately, the venue only holds about that  number  so  the  occasion  always  has  to  be  by invitation only. The landlord of the venue, The Bay Horse at Cherry Burton has been very generous towards the club, so at the dinner he was inducted as an affiliate member.

The next event was the Doncaster Fun and Sports Day which was attended by many members who provided two games for the participants.

Throughout the summer a team of Beverley Westwood Lions have been refurbishing the Christmas sleigh which will make its first appearance on Friday, 23rd November for the Christmas Lights Switch on in the Flemingate Centre. A crowd of 2500 to 3000 people is expected at that event. Last December, the sleigh was in the Flemingate Centre for three days and was a very popular attraction, despite there being a commercial grotto nearby. The centre manager was so impressed with what the club were doing, that he has asked for the sleigh to be in the centre for the five weekends up to Christmas instead of a commercial grotto

At the last business meeting, Lion President Alan was pleased to present our publican, Mark Dallison with the Centennial plaque for all the help he has given to the club in the past and for the help he is going to give us in the future. Mark is a brewer, and is helping us to organise the club’s first Beer Festival in June next year!

Judy Sagar
Secretary of Beverley Westwood Lions Club


We’re making a world of difference

Lions are changing the world one community at a time, by addressing needs at home and around the globe.

If you would like to find out more about how you could get involved in your local community, and join the 1.4 million people who believe that kindness matters and that by working together within our communities we can achieve bigger goals, then book your free tickets now and join us on the 1st November to find out more about how you can make a real difference in your community.

To give you a brief insight into just some of the community projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2oyXsVuiVY&feature=youtu.be

Book your tickets here

Leeds Lions barbecue for St Gemma’s

Some members of Leeds Lions, along with friend and supporter  of  Leeds  Lions,  Robert  Williams  and  his Godson Lucas, who assisted us in raising money for St. Gemma’s Hospice once again. As in the past they manned  the  bar-be-que  and  bar  at  St.  Gemma’s Summer Fete and raised £848.30.

Lion President Peter Sandeman flipped burgers and sausages all day. Not an easy task for someone who is a strict vegetarian. (At least he wasn’t tempted to sample the food. Now, if you’d put him on the cake stall…..!!)

Lion Caroline Fields
Club Public Relations Officer


Rotherham Lions Charter

Rotherham Lions Club


57th Charter Anniversary


To be held at


The Holiday Inn

High Road, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9UX




Saturday 13th October 2018

7.00pm for 7.30pm


Dress Code: Black Tie                        £20 per person


Please book no later than 29th September with

Lion President Kristy Barnfield


Tel:: 07739 343448

E-mail: kristybarnfield@hotmail.co.uk



Holme Valley Lions Club 38th Charter Anniversary Dinner

To be held at

Meltham Golf Club

Thick Hollins Hall, Meltham, HD9 4DQ


Friday 19th October  2018

7.00pm for 7.30pm

Dress: Dinner Jacket/Dark Lounge Suit   Cost £25p.p

 3 Course Meal, Coffee            Entertainment & Music

For further information please contact Club Secretary

Lion Malcom Howlett

Tel: 01484 852768   (M) 07910 044380

E-mail: m.howlett17@ntlworld.com


Leeds Charter

Leeds Lions Club 65th Charter Anniversary Dinner

To be held at

Headingley Golf Club

Back Church Lane, Adel, LS16 8DW


Friday 19th October  2018

7.00pm for 7.30pm

3 Course meal plus  Entertainment

Tickets £25 per Head

Dress: Lounge Suit, Ladies: Elegant as Ever

 Contact Lion Secretary Caroline Fields

Tel: 0113 288 6393  (M) 07836 747730

E-mail: cfields237@btinternet.com


Morley Charter

Morley & District Lions Club 40th Charter Anniversary

To be held at

The Manor Golf Club

Bradford Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1AB


26th October 2018

7.00pm for 7.30pm

Dress Code: Formal                Tickets £25 per person

Entertainment by Mr Phil Fryer, who does a very good Frank Sinatra

Further information from Lion President Roy Field

Tel: 0113 253 5710

Email: rjafield58@gmail.com