Penrith Lions Club was founded in 1975 and we currently have 30 members from all walks of life. During our last financial year we raised and donated more that £21000 to charitable causes both locally and internationally.
Like other clubs our membership comprises people who willingly give their own precious time and energy to raise money and/or assist those others in the community who are less fortunate than ourselves.We are all willing volunteers.
We raise funds with ourMay Day Carnival, annual golf competition, Santa's sleigh round Penrith, collecting and distributing Christmas cards in Penrith and providing manpower at local shows and a number of other initiatives.
We help local families in distress, take senior citizens on outings and to concerts, provide opportunities for young people to better themselves. We are deeply involved with Eden District Talking Newspaper which provides a weekly tape for 120 blind or partially sighted people. We provided physical and financial help to the citizens of Carlisle following the floods in 2005. Many Lions Clubs from Great Britain also contributed funds to help with our efforts in Carlisle.
Each month we have a social event where members and their partners can relax and enjoy themselves. These events include barbecues, wine tasting, games nights, walks and visits to interesting places.