Welcome to the
Lions Club of Penrith Website
Penrith is a historic market town in the Eden valley between the Pennines in the east and the Lake District hills in the west. Here the A66 trans pennine route crosses the M6 as it reaches north towards Scotland. It is a meeting place and Penrith Lions Club welcomes new members and visitors alike
It was here in 1975 that a group of local men formed the Lions Club of Penrith. From these small beginnings our club has grown to its present 29 members serving the people of Eden. We have fun and fellowship raising funds and distributing them both in Eden and further afield.
Have a look at our website to get a flavour of the things we do. You may even be inspired to come and join us.
Ullswater Community College Visit to Tanzania
Penrith Lions Club donated £500 to this visit by pupils and staff from UCC. The money will be used to provide help to a Girls Orphanage and another school project where the pupils will be based during their stay in Tanzania.
The photograph shows Lion President Bryan Gardiner presenting the cheque to some of the pupils and staff who will be going on the trip. Tony Cleasby, our Welfare Committee Chairm is also in the photograph.
May Day Carnival 2015
We were blessed with an excellent day with no rain and plenty of sunshine. It could have been much worse with heavy rain om Sunday and Tuesday!
There was a full programme from 10.30am until 5.00pm. Young and old were entertained and the many charity stalls raised a lot of money for themselves. The Lions ladies provided some excellent refreshment in St Andrrews Parish Rooms and the Art and Handwriting competitions for Infant and Junior schools was also on show.
The photograph of the May Queen and her attendants is courtesy of Freddie Wilson
more photographs in the Activities Gallery
Tree Planting at Redhills, Thacka Beck and Stainton School
During the last fortnight members of Penrith Lions Club and pupils from Stainton, Yanwath, Brunswick Road and St Catherines schools have planted over 450 trees at the above locations. The project was enjoyed by all and hopefully in years to come the children will see the fruits of their labour.
More photographs in the Youth Gallery
Cheque Presentation to Bradley Hodgson
Terry the Lion presented a cheque to Bradley Hodgson last Monday evening. Bradley has been selected to play for the England Learning Disabilities Football team in Switzerland and the money will go towards his visit.
Also in the photograph are Lions Bernard Wood and John Rogerson and Bradley's parents Staurt and Kim Hodgson.
Photograph by kind permission of Brian Kirkbride
President Bryan presented a cheque for £1690 to Paul Murphy and John Forrester from Cumbria Blood Bikes.
This was money raised and a Race Night at Stoneybeck and a further donation from th Lions club. Photo courtesy of Freddie Wilson
District Convention - 6-8 March
Our District Convention was held at Bury earlier this month. The photograph shows Penrith members who attended the Gala Dinner. More photographs in the social gallery
Charter Anniversary - Friday 27th February
Roundthorn Country House
Members and guests enjoyed an evening of fellowship. We were well looked after by the staff who provided us with an excellent meal.
Ruth Gardiner presented a cheque to the District Governors wife Erica for her LIBRA appeal and Malcolm Temple was made a Melvin Jones Fellow by District Governor Barry Collins. The photograph shows the top table guests.
More photographs in social gallery
Race Night at Stoneybeck Inn
Lions had a very successful Race Night at Stoneybeck Inn where we raised over £1100 for Blood Bikes Cumbria.
We had one of the motorcycles at the event and Terry the Lion took the opportunity to try out the bike.
more photographs in activities gallery
Presentation to Hospice At Home
President Bryan presented a cheque for £869 to Julie Blundell from Hospice at Home. This was money raised from a collection round the public houses in Penrith and the surrounding area.
Coins to Keswick Presentatition
President Bryan and members presented cheques for £700 each to Jigsaw Appeal, Penrith Scouts, Penrith Guides, Sunbeams Music Trust and the Salvation Army.
This was money raised throughout the year as small change from the people of Penrith. Thank you very much!
By the way we are still collecting so if you need a collection box contact Cowpers chemists or any Lion.
Help for Heroes Presentation
President Bryan and members of Penrith Lions Club present a cheque for £3790 to a representative of Help for Heroes.
This was the proceeds from the May Day Carnival.
Kendal Calling Cheque Presentation
President Bryan and Peter Goodwin receive a cheque for £4000 to help with Penrith Lions Clubs charity activities from Julie Cotton and Jessica Webb from the Kendal Calling Festival.
Peace Poster Entrants
John Westgarth with some of the Peace Poster entrants along with the winning entries.
Presentation to Golf Club Captain
President Bryan presents a cheque for the Captains Charity in recognition of the Golf Clubs help in running the Annual Charity Golf competition.
West Cumberland Charter Anniversary
Bill and Pam Miller and Ian and Anne Edgar at West Cumberland Charter Anniversary
Halloween in Penrith
President Bryan and Ruth and Lion Terry on the streets of Penrith for the Halloween festival
Penrith Lions Club Sponsors Junior Golf Competition
We sponsored a junior golf competition at Penrith Golf Club on Monday 1st September.
In the photograph are David Fleming and Bryan Gardiner the President of Penrith Lions with Golf Club Captain Phil Park.
In front are the winners Declan Munro 9 hole winner for younger players, Mia Currie 9 hole winner for older players and Claire Crewe winner of 18 hole competition. Well done everyone
Lions Club District Golf Competition
On Monday 1st September Joe Grinbergs and Ian Edgar visited Clitheroe Golf Club to take part in the David Fairhurst Golf Competition.
The weather was very good and the course was in excellent condition. Its Just a pity that our golf was not up to the required standard!
The winner was Peter Haworth from Clitheroe with 34 points followed by Alan Clifford, Clitheroe with 33 points and Malcolm Drever from Blackburn with 29 points.
New Strips for Eden Mencap
On Tuesday 12th August President Bryan Gardiner, Tony Cleasby and Roger Roberts presented new strips to the Mencap teams.
They had been the only teams in their leagues who did not have a strip so you can imagine how pleased they were when the Lions presented them with their very own strips.
Tony Cleasby presenting Joan Hutton with a bouquet of flowers from Penrith Lions Club on Monay 4th August.
We had tea with Joan and her friends at the Crescent to celebrate Joans 100th birthday. Congratulations.
The Auld Acquiantance Cairn at Gretna
President Bryan and secretary Ian had their photograph taken with Joanna Lumley on Thursday 31st July.
We were there to help build the cairn at the same time as Joanna Lumley was visiting.
The cairn was started about a fortnight ago and anyone can go along and add a stone or two.
more photographs in activities gallery