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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.

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.

100th Birthday

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

Our Newest Member

On Monday 21st July we welcomed David Jones into membership of the Lions Club of Penrith. The photograph shows David with his certificate and Bryan Gardiner our club president and Ian Edgar his sponsor.

Change Over Barbeque

On Saturday 28th June we met at David and Elizabeth Flemings house for our Barbeque when Bryan Gardiner took over the chain of office from Geoff Silburn. We had an excellent evening despite a slight shower of rain.

The photograph shows Geoff congratulating our new president Bryan.

There are more photographs in the social gallery.

Defibrillator for QEGS

Rory Stewart cut the ribbon on the new defibrillator at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School on the Open Day to celebrate the school's 450th year. The defibrillator was purchased with money donated by Penrith Lions Club and Penrith Rotary Club.
The photograph shows headmaster Peter Kirkup, Rory Stewart, Lion Tony Cleasby, Rotary President Roger Burgin and Lion John Rogerson.

Photograph courtesy of

Penrith Lions Charity Golf Competition
Penrith Golf Club - Sunday 8th June

Despite heavy downpours the previous day closing the course the sun shone brightly on Sunday morning and the first golfers teed off at 7.30am.

The course was in excellent condition and the early competitors had calm condition that favoured low scoring. In the afternoon the wind got up and conditions were more tricky.

The photograph shows from the left Golf Club Captain Phil Park, S McViety, Lion David Fleming, M Tiffin and President Geoff Silburn after the presentation. The winners from Carlisle and Silloth scored a very creditable 49 points.

Hospice at Home
Midnight Walk
Friday 6th June

The Lion aka Lion Terry Ware posing before the walk. Lions members helped to marshal the event on a very pleaseant evening.

We all managed to get bacon rolls at the end of the evening!

photograph courtest of Freddie Wilson

May Day Carnival 2014

Although the weather had been poor during the previous week we were blessed with a dry day on 5th May for our Annual Carnival. Although the day was overcast we had no rain and the many people in Penrith enjoyed a full programme of events.

Leading the entertainment this year was the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps based in Catterick. They certainly added some colour and precision to the day. The money we raise this year is going to the Help for Heroes Charity in recognition of the start of the First World War.

There are many more photographs in our activities gallery.

Most of these photographs are by kind permission of Andon Zhelyazkovy and can be accessed at


7 A-Side Football Competition
Skelmersdale Sunday 18th May

Penrith Lions took two Under 14 teams from Castletown and Penrith to this Lions Regional competition.

The competition was played on a superb artificial pitch. The teams were placed in two leagues of five teams. Neither team reached the knock-out stage but they were both entered into a Plate cometition. Castletown defeated Penrith in the semi final and went on to win the Plate competition beating Birchwood 2-0 in the final.

The weather was excellent and everyone enjoyed their trip to Skelmerdale

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