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Lions Club International

Kindness in Action

When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.

Who Are We?

Meet the People Behind the Work

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Chris Southworth

Club President

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John

Buckley

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Tracey

Ward

Vice President / Club Secretary

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Aimi

Price

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Alison

Lane

Club Treasurer

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Helen Digger

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Gordon Templeton

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Sally

Jobling

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Judy Thompson

Do You Want To Be Roarsome?

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Join our Pride

We'd love to have you!

Be Our Friend

You don't have to be a member to help out your local community

Leos

Did you know there is a branch of Lions Clubs just for those aged 12 and upwards?  Worcester currently has no Leos, but we're hoping to add to our Pride soon  

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where and When Do We Meet?

We'd love to be getting together face to face, but the current COVID-19 situation is preventing our usual social interaction.

We would usually be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for our Club Business Meeting, in various locations around the city.  Once things get back to normal, we will update here,

In the meantime, if you would like to join one of our virtual meetings, please get in touch

Is Worcester Lions a registered charity?

Yes.  Worcester Lions Club is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number: 1189738). Further details can be found on the Charity Commission website here

How many people do you impact with your charitable work?

Despite limitations due to Covid, between July-November 2020 Worcester Lions Club helped over 4,000 people, through projects such as preparing hot meals for the homeless with Worcestedr Street Café, distributing Lions Message in a Bottle kits for vulnerable people and recycling unwanted spectacles for use in the developing world. In total Lions members provided almost 400 hours of hands on service to the local community in this period.

How is Worcester Lions different from other Worcester area charities?

Worcester Lions Club is more than just a local Charity. It is part of Lions Clubs International, with over 1.4 million members in over 200 countries. This allows us to Think Global but Act Local, like with our Spectacle recycling that involves collecting locally, sending to a Lions facility in France for refurbishment and then on to the developing world where local Lions Clubs help to distribute to those in need. Like all Lions Clubs, all monies raised from the public are only ever used for charitable causes. The administrative cost of running Worcester Lions Club is covered by the Lions members themselves.

If I make a donation, can I decide what my money is used for?

Some Lions appeals will be for specific projects with all monies raised ringfenced. However, generally monies collected from the public are used in furtherance of its aims to provide hands-on service and grants to deserving causes primarily within the City of Worcester and surrounding areas.

Can anyone join?

Membership of Worcester Lions Club is open to anyone over the age of 18 who genuinely wants to help others and improve the community in which we live. However, we ask those interested to come along, see what we do, get involved and help us before deciding whether they wish to join the Club.

Is there a cost to joining?

Yes. Lions members cover all the administrative costs of running the Lions Club themselves. It's £38 every 6 months, which works out at about the cost of a cup of coffee per week.

Does the club hold members events?

The Club holds ad hoc events for members. These include visits to, or speakers from, groups that we have supported. We also hold an annual Charter dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the Club's formation and have occasional meals out. All are entirely optional, and the costs are borne only by those attending.