Three members of Maghull and District Lions Club have completed the 150ft free-fall abseil from above the West Doors of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
Lions in Free-Fall at the cathedral
Donations and sponsorship received are being donated to both Zoe's Place as well as helping local people and organisations through the club's welfare committee.
The daredevil trio were thrilled with the fantastic views of the city on the way down but considered the highlight of the morning was the bacon butty and coffee in the Cathedral refectory once they were safely down.
The Lions Club would like to express their thanks to the sponsors for supporting such a worthy cause.
Presentation by Jane Keal of cheque
After a fundraising event by Dave Hughes Maghull and District Lions were invited to see the work of Veterans in Sefton and meet some of the men and women who attend either as veterans, supporters or volunteers and to present a cheque for £532 .
The cheque was presented to Dave Smith, from Veterans in Sefton, by Lion President Jane Keal of the Maghull and District Lions Club. Members of the Lions had the chance to sit and chat with the veterans and their volunteers over a cuppa and biscuits.
For more pictures from the event, see our gallery pages.
The Maghull and District Lions at St Thomas Melling
June 23rd was the date of the St Thomas Church summer fayre this year and Maghull and District Lions were invited to bring our gazebo along complete with some fundraising games and many members of the club came along to assist on the stand.
There was entertainment in the form of Morris Dancing, a tug of war and dancing from a local dance school. Other stalls included a tombola, a BBQ with excellent burgers and hot dogs, produce stall, bat the rat! and bouncy castle. Plenty of entertainment for the youngsters and adults alike.
On the Lion's stall we had steady hand - beat the buzzer, roll-a-coin,name the lion,6 sixes, guess the amount in the moneybox (won by Rosa). Although only a modest amount was raised the contribution was much appreciated.
See the gallery for pictures from the event.
Lion Alan Todd visits the Palace
Lion Alan Todd from Maghull and District Lions recently went to Buckingham Palace to meet HRH the Countess of Wessex. The visit was part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Lions Club International of which the Countess is a patron.
Not only does Lion Alan give his time generously to the Maghull Lions but following in his late father's footsteps is heavily involved with Melling Scouts.
Maghull & District Lions Club first anniversary Dinner
The Venue at Maghull Town Hall witnessed the first anniversary celebration by the Maghull and District Lions Club of receiving their Charter from Lions International. The club's Vice President, Jane Keal, deputised for Lion President Steve who, sadly, was unable to attend on this occasion
Our guests of honour were District Governor Roy Axton and Cathy Bousfield. Roy spoke about the work of Lions clubs and Cathy spoke about her work in India where as a volunteer she works with a charity providing cleft palette operations.
We were very fortunate to have Stef Williams who acted as official photographer and her work capturing the enjoyment of all the attendees can be seen in the photo gallery.
Maghull Lions 60's Night
Maghull & District Lions Club's 60's Night.was held on November 18th 2017 at the Venue, the recently refurbished entertainment facility. Over 90 people attended the event which was held to raise funds for doing the charitale work we do in our local community and nationally and internationally.
The gallery has pictures from the event which shows how much people enjoyed the event.
Maghull Lions at Southport's 55th Charter Lunch
A pleasant choice of food was offered to the guests with a some interesting twists on traditional dishes. For example, the melon starter was served with blackcurrant sorbet although with the room being so very warm it was quick to melt which made it difficult to eat with a knife and fork. The Ramada's management should be proud of their staff who were cheerful, attentive and efficient.
Throughout the meal we were entertained by a very talented singer who was accompanied by a young man on the guitar.
District xxx took great pleasure in presenting the
Maghull and District Lions Club fund raise
Members of the newly-formed Maghull District Lions Club recently raised £350 for Cumbrian flood victims by collecting outside Asda in Aintree.
Steve Little, President of the new Maghull & District Lions said: “Lions are renown for responding to the needs of others quickly. Watching this tragedy unfold on TV was heartbreaking and we readily responded to the need. We can’t even begin to imagine what the people of Cumbria are going through but we felt we had to do something".
“Asda Aintree readily agreed to our request which enabled us to collect a generous sum from the public. The money raised will be match-funded penny for penny by the government. It seems a small amount considering the scale of the floods, but every penny helps and we are proud that every penny raised by our members and the public goes to where the need is. Were hoping to have further collections very soon. It’s why I’m proud to be a Lion!”
Steve went on to say that "Although we primarily support our local community our club is part of the world-wide federation of Lions Clubs and so we will offer our assistance wherever it is needed".