FUND RAISING - GENERAL
100% of the money that we raise goes to charitable causes.
Here are some of our recent and regular FUND RAISING events.
Easter is a time when the club out in force raising funds for our charitable trust.
Thanks to the Eastbourne Arndale Centre and the ASDA Superstore and with the generosity of their customers tombolas were held over a number of days.
The tombolas, which were all popular and profitable, were organized and manned by various Lions and their partners
At the same time Public Houses, Social Clubs and a Cafe's in the locality took part in our annual Easter Egg Draw. Each establishment had an Easter egg and Teddy bear neatly presented in cellophane and ribbons and prepared and distributed by club members. Customers of the establishments had to guess the 'location' of the egg on a large board.
Eastbourne Lions Club would like to thank all the establishments and their customer that took part in this year's draw.
Any Pub, Club etc interested in helping us with next year's draw or requiring further information about Eastbourne Lions should visit our website using the 'Contact Us' button
This popular annual fund raising event has for years been enjoyed by the many Swimmers of all ages and abilities who have taken part. Prior to the event sponsorship is obtained for each length of the pool that the Swimmer would swim over a period of 25 minutes with 50% of the money raised placed in the Lions Charity Account ( Registered No. 1064432) to benefit the less fortunate in our community. The remainder to benefit the Swimmers own Club, Society or chosen Charity.
Classic Motor Cycle Meet and Run
Since the year 2000 Eastbourne's Western Lawns has been the venue where motor cycles of all types and ages, from the early part of the 20th Century to date, can meet up. The Classic Motor Cycle Meet and Run regularly provides an opportunity for over 300 riders and pillion passengers from across the UK and the near Continent to proudly show off their highly polished machines. Vintage models from the early part of the 20th Century as stand next to the most up to date state of the art machines whilst entrants and public alike look on in admiration.
At the alloted time the machines are flagged off (usually by The Mayor of Eastbourne) on the planned run in the countryside of East Sussex.
The route takes in Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle, Battle, Netherfield and then south to The Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and back to The Western Lawns for picnic lunches provided by The Lions. Keen eyed judges then take detailed notes and decide the various class winners.
(With Father Christmas & his Sleigh)
During the weeks leading up to Christmas we take to the streets in and around Eastbourne and invite the public to give something towards those less fortunate in our society.
Our Christmas Sleigh with its sparkling lights, carols and christmas music creates a positive feeling of Christmas.
Mostly, if he is not too busy, we have Father Christmas walking alongside us!
We are most grateful for the generosity of all who gave during Christmas 2012