We aspire to doing good work in the community.

We have recently made the following awards:

West Northumberland Food Bank £500.

Northumberland County Blind Association £500.

Journey Enterprises £500.

Hexham Chrysalis Club £500.

Lions International Beirut Disaster Fund £200

Tanga Club £500.

Lion President Stephen presenting cheques to some of the above charities.

Laura Davies, Frankham Fell and John Billany, rehoming officer for RSPCA with Tynedale Lions Alan Brown and Mike Potter, president, who donated £500 towards Benji’s vet costs. Photo: HX052034. KATE BUCKINGHAM

Lions International Peace Poster Competition. 2019.

This competion is held each year and for the past 6 years Corbridge Middle School have taken part in the local round.

This year the local winner was Iris Thorpe of year 8. Her entry then went forward to the regional final , were her painting came second,receiving very positive comments from the Judges.

The photo shows Iris receiving her prize from President Mike Potter,along with Gaynor Walker-Thoms ,the arts co-ordinator,who also organises the competion. Alongside is Iris’s winning painting

Vice President Stephen Prandle with the main recipients from the 2109 Beer Festival

Hexham Community Partnership clean up of Hexham Town.

Other community initiatives

Past President Jonathan Hill handing over a bench to Councillor Derick Kennedy, to mark Lions International Centennial Year. The bench is sited at the rear of Hexham House.
March: Helping Transition Tynedale plant 13 fruit trees on Tyne Green near Cafe Ena.
Contributing to the Riding Mill new Play Park. As part of Lions International Centennial Year
Presenting one of two information boards for the Haydon Bridge River Walks, to 3 of the Parish Councillors
Residents of Cockshaw Court enjoying a monthly luncheon cooked by Lions Anthony and Julia d’Auvergne Oak.

Some of our members help in the ISOS Silver Talk (Bringing People Together) and host tea parties and drive for ‘Contact the Elderly’. We are keen to support those people who are isolated and elderly and we are working in partnership with Karbon Homes and the residents of Cockshaw Court.

Demand for the services of the West Northumberland Food Bank  has increased by 60% which had led to a severe shortage of food. The Club were pleased to offer a £500 donation and with the co-operation of the Aldi store in Hexham, 1,150 items have been added to the Food Bank stock.

Past President Peter with Past President Jonathan outside Aldi, with volunteers from the Food Bank and the Aldi manager with some of the food purchased by the Lions.

The Club has provided funds for the West Northumberland Food Bank since it’s inception, as well as volunteers for a rota of food collections from the local Tesco store and the packing of shelves to assist in the making up of the bags of food which are distributed to those most in need

Some of members enjoy helping in our local libraries both public and Schools..

The Club President attends the annual prize giving evening at the Queen Elizabeth High School, to present the Les Glenwright Memorial Award for services to The Community. 

Les Glenwright was a founder member of the Club and a teacher at the High School. The award is in his memory and is an annual award.

The 2019 award has been won by Joe Thomas.

Joe being congradulated by Lion President Mike Potter.

Joe has been involved with the Hexham Youth Initiative for the past four years and has taken a leading role in the Open Arms Group, an opportunity for the elderly and isolated to come together for tea and a chat with young people in the Community Centre. He has also helped prepare and serve meals for the elderley at the Wednesday Lunch Club and has taken part in many fund raising activities.

The Club has also had a long association with the Tynedale Talking Newspaper for the blind and partially sighted. Volunteers read extracts from the local press which is then recorded and distributed. The Lion’s have been able to assist with the funding of new equipment largely through street collections so that digital technology can be used to record onto card readers to replace tape cassettes. Recently with  funds from the Club the equipment has been upgraded again so we now record direct to memory sticks which make recording sessions much quicker.

 Picture shows Lions Geoff, Alan, John, Anthony and Mike using the equipment for the first time.