Diabetes Awareness Day

On Saturday 9th June, we shall be setting up a stall at the Clacton Factory Outlet to promote awareness of Diabetes, a growing epidemic in the UK which can seriously alter sufferers lifestyle and can even shorten their lifespan.  We shall also be promoting our Message in a Bottle kits which can save the lives

Good Specs Sorting in the Sunshine

A group of 7 Lions and 3 Lions Ladies sorted around 5,600 spectacles for sending off to Lions Sightsavers today.  There were also 125 Hearing Aids and around 2000 printer cartridges not to mention numerous designer specs cases; mobile phones and old batteries that have yet to be sorted and numerous bags of rubbish. Well

More Details on Young Ambassador

Introduction The aim of the scheme, which operates throughout Europe, is to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community, supporting the best of our Lions’ ideals. In previous years, candidates have been involved in helping young and older people, disabled, able bodied and disadvantaged and have

Young Ambassador of the 21st Century

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A… YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR THE 21st CENTURY DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE SUITABLE? They must be between the ages of 15-18 Have interests or activities that involve the community / organisations Or have done something exceptional Be outgoing and sociable There are various levels to this competition which starts

Great Time at Clacton Carnival

Having missed last year, we were back taking part in Clacton Carnival’s Procession last night with a float celebrating Lions Clubs International’s centenary and advertising some of our projects.  Our President, Lion Peter and his lady, Lynda, were judges prior to the Procession moving off as well.  Very well done everyone.  On Monday and Thursday

Annual Quiz Sheet

IMPORTANT NEW ANNOUNCEMENT – NOVEMBER 2019 We have just launched a Quiz Sheet in conjunction with the Colchester Institute Foundation Trust to raise funds for the Trust.  It is currently on sale via students of the Institute or at Brian Birt Carpets Limited in High Street, Clacton on Sea.  There is a link here to

Centennial Celebrations

Lions Clubs International celebrated its 100th birthday in June 2017 and all around the world Lions Clubs commemorated this important event in many different ways but with a common theme of serving their local community. We are no longer updating this page or recording events in connection with the Centenary/ April 2019

Our Projects

Our Projects We have run a number of major projects over our 37 years and although some of these are no longer part of our programme you will find here the major projects that we are currently involved in. From the International Peace Poster Competition to Message in a Bottle and Recycling Spectacles and other

International Peace Poster Competition

Peace Poster Competition 2019/20 The International Peace Poster Competition was created in 1988 to give young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions with the world.  Approximately 600,000 children from more than 65 countries participate in the contest annually. The competition is open to young people

Our Recycling Projects

Keep Feeding the Recycling Lion For nearly thirty years, our Club has been collecting used and unwanted pairs of spectacles and hearing aids across the Tendring Area.  The spectacles are sorted and graded and then sent out to the Third World by Lions Sightsavers based in Chichester.  Those that are not suitable are broken up