Tetbury Lions are a group of people who enjoy living in Tetbury and supporting the community whenever, and in whatever way we can – one of the reasons we are here in numbers. Tetbury Lions are involved in many fund-raising and social activities in the Town including:
- Preparation and distribution of the award winning Tetbury Advertiser.
- Organising and staging the annual Wacky Races soapbox derby.
- Participating in The Woolsack Races.
- The Easter and Christmas Raffles.
- Arranging the first night of the Christmas Pantomime for Senior Citizens.
- Diabetic Screening.
Our aim is to expand the club with a mix of newcomers to Tetbury with new ideas, and more long-standing residents with experience of the town’s needs. If you are interested in our community, why not come along to one of our friendly meetings and see what we do?
The Tetbury club is just one in the global Lions organisation which has worldwide initiatives, but organises itself to suit local community needs. “Think Global, Act Local” is our philosophy.
Who are the Lions?
All Lions are members of Lions Club International, a community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. Local Clubs are part of the world’s largest such organisation, with 1.4 million members serving in some 193 countries. The association is truly international with no religious or political affiliations of any description.
In Tetbury, the club comprises of like minded men and women from different walks of life. They are united in their desire to give some of their free time to help those both young and old who are less fortunate than themselves. The majority of time given and money raised is spent in the Tetbury area. All monies raised are spent on charitable purposes – none is used on administration.
What do Lions do?
The principle aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst members are able to enjoy the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part. Lions Clubs are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those less fortunate people in our community. In a typical year some 90% of the money we raise is spent locally.
Lions Clubs are open to everyone, and a successful club usually has a wide mixture of people, the practical, the social, the organiser and the doer.