Despite our name, the Clacton on Sea Lions Club (CIO) currently covers the whole of the Tendring District as part of Lions Clubs International, the largest and most successful Non-Government Organisation involved in service and charity. The Club is a service organisation which fundraises for charitable purposes and cooperates with other charities and not-for-profit organisations to help them achieve their aims.
We were founded in June 1979 so have recently celebrated our 40th Anniversary with more celebrations to come later in the year. Over time we have gone from strength to strength as our area and our membership has grown but we are always open for potential new members who wish to give their time and energy to give something back to our communities. Since January 2019, we have been registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Focussing mainly on local issues – supporting the young and elderly, we are still able to respond to national and international events through our membership of Lions Clubs International, knowing that any funds that we send to an international disaster zone will be handled by like-minded lions locally.
Lion members come from all walks of life and give their time freely to help others. Fundraising is necessary to help them carry out this voluntary work in the community and internationally. We help where help is needed, both in our communities and around the world, repeatedly giving our unmatched integrity and energy.
All kinds of requests are considered for support and Lions are keen to help anyone who is genuinely struggling with ordinary life and the unfortunate things it can from time to time throw at us. They like to put a smile on people’s faces and have fun doing it. Please support us and help those who would never be able to survive otherwise.