Lions Club of Bridgend

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Recent Events

Book Fair

Book Fair 2016 all set out

Our annual Book Fair was held from 1st April to 3rd April 2016 at our new venue - Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. Click on the link for directions.

There were thousands of good quality books including fiction, non-fiction and children's, all at unbelievable prices.

Easter Egg Raffle

Our annual Easter Egg raffle took place at various venues throughout the Bridgend area leading up to Easter.

Customers were able to purchase numbered squares for £1 for a chance to win a large Thornton's Easter Egg.

Thank you to all the venues that supported this event in 2016.

Santa's Grotto

We helped Santa in his Grotto at Carnegie House (the old library) Wyndham Street, Bridgend on each of the four Saturdays prior to Christmas starting on the 28th November.

Santa's Grotto

A visit to see Santa cost £5.00 for which children received a quality gift and family were able to take their own photographs.

The grotto also included free crafts and colouring for children while they waited and craft stalls and tombolas were also available.

Tree of Light

During December we once again held a Tree of Light outside St Mary's Church where people could sponsor a light for £5 in memory of a loved one or a special cause at Christmas.

Tree of Light

There was a short dedication of the tree in the foyer of St Mary's Church on Monday the 6th December including carols sung by St Mary's school choir.

Citizenship Award for Club

We have been presented with the prestigious Mayor’s Citizenship Award by the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Clive James.

Pictured with the Borough Mayor are our President Tony Rees with members Henry Trimlett and John Craxton who represented the Club at the Awards ceremony.

This was given in recognition of all the hard work the club has done since its formation, 19 years of what has become one of the largest Charity Book Sales in Wales and the continuing support given to the community

Web site Award

This web site won the 2010 Lions District 105W Club Web Site of the Year Award which was presented to the Club at the Lions District 105W Convention on 12 March 2011.

Web Site Winner Shield



Forthcoming Events

Charity Swim Gala

Our latest annual Charity Swim will be held on Sunday 24th April 2016. To enter a team please contact us.

We are able to put on this event which enables other groups to raise funds for themselves as a result of many very generous sponsors (details on our Swim page) - we thank them for their support.


We attend numerous fetes and fundays throughout the Bridgend area from June to September with our fun stalls.

Lions Club stalls

If you are holding an event in 2016 and would like us to attend please contact us.

Books Wanted

Click here for collection and delivery arrangements.

Please do not deliver books to the Westward Community Centre as the other users of the centre have no involvement with our Book Fairs and left books causes inconvenience and a safety hazard to them.

Book Fair Mailing List

We maintain a mailing list to advise you of news about our Book Fairs. To subscribe click here

DVDs CDs and Computer Games

We are collecting DVDs, CDs and Computer Games. If you have any to donate please contact us via our Contact page and we will let you know collection/delivery arrangements.

Spectacle and Hearing Aid collections

Thank you everyone who is donating used hearing aids and spectacles.

Our collection bins (below) are now sited at various venues in and around Bridgend. For details of where you can deliver your donations see our spectacle and Hearing Aid pages.

Our collecting bins

Recent Donations

Bridgend Food Bank

Food Bank donation

New kit for Bridgend Disabled Football team sponsored by us

Bridgend Disabled Football team

£500 to Penybont Gateway Club

Penybont Gateway Club presentation

£500 to Bryntirion School Special Needs section

Presentation to Bryntirion school special needs unit

Angelton Clinic to help clear and replant the gardens

Presentation to Angelton Clinic

What's New

Site last updated on 9th April 2016

9 April - updated following completion of our Book Fair (including photos of this year's event) and the Easter Egg Raffle

26 March - Added a new 'subscribe' page to enable you to subscribe electronically to our Book Fair mailing list.

1 March - Our Charter Night menu can now be downloaded

31 January - updated following completion of our Christmas events and added details of this year's upcoming events.



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Members Wanted

Do you have spare time in which to participate in a satisfying community based pastime with a great spirit of friendship?

If so why not consider joining our Club - see here for further information or use our contact page to get in touch with us. Membership is open to all over 18

Newest members

Pictured below is our newest member Jacquie White being welcomed by President Phil and sponsor Sarah Harris

Welcoming Jacqui White as a new member

Pictured below is Tony Gates receiving his Lions badge from President Godfrey Morris at our recent Business meeting.

Tony Gates being badged as a new member

And below is Eric Matthews (centre) with Godfrey Morris and sponsor John Craxton

Eric Matthews being welcomed to the club

2015/16 President

On 1st July Phil Davies (right) took over as President of the club for 2015-16 from Godfrey Morris (left).

Presidents handover 2015



24 April  - Charity Swim gala

13-15 May - French twinning visit

21 May - Charter Night

9-10 July - Stalls at Bridgend Show


The Lions Club of Bridgend incorporates The Lions Club of Bridgend Charitable Trust Fund (Charity no: 1143349)


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