December 8th Maghull Square
CHRISTMAS TIME is coming to MAGHULL.
MAGHULL LIONS (formed 2107) has much pleasure in announcing its participation again in supporting the RADIO MERSEYSIDE TOY APPEAL.
The appeal encourages people within our area (Maghull, Melling, Lydiate & Aintree) to buy an extra Christmas present this year which the club will pass on to deserving members of our community. So might we ask you to bear this in mind particularly as MAGHULL LIONS gazebo will be in the town square on SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER from 8.30am to 1pm.
Hopefully through readers generosity toys will be brought & they can be suitable for children from young babies to (say) age 18.
Currently the club wishes to ask any retailer within Maghull Melling & Lydiate do they have space within their store to enable us to set up collection points there too.
If you can help please contact DEREK on 01704 840712 & we will arrange for delivery of collection boxes to you. Then as soon as you notice your box is getting full telephone LIONS through Derek again & it will be arranged for the box to be emptied at once.
We much look forward to see many of you on SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER
2nd Anniversary Charter January 26 2019
We will be holding our 2nd anniversary charter dinner on 26th January 2019 at the Park Hotel, Netherton.
Price is £26 per ticket and dress is lounge suits or tuxedo.
Social Event for Club Members at Dot and Martin's
Although into September, the weather was glorious for the Lions Club's BBQ. It was held this year in the garden of two of our stalwart members, Dot and Martin Crowther. A fantastic selection of food was available which was provided by Dot, Martin and several of the members.
To view more pictures please visit our gallery
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.