We aspire to doing good work in the community.

Each year we volunteer  in the Hexham Community Partnership clean up of Hexham Town.

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.

Past President Jonathan Hill handing over a bench to Councillor Liz Buckley, to mark Lions International Cenntenial Year. The bench will be sited in the sensory garden in Corbridge.

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 2018 award has been won by Liam Robinson Meikle. He is being awarded this for voluntary work, fundraising and awareness raising to support the work of charities helping sufferers from Crohn’s disease and Colitis and other activities supporting the community through the canoe club and NCS.

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.

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