Lions Club of Bridgend

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Forthcoming Events

Tree of Light

During December we will hold a Tree of Light at St Mary's Church where anyone may sponsor a light for £5 in memory of a loved one or a special cause at Christmas. This year the tree will be displayed inside the Church foyer.

The sponsor form for 2020 can be downloaded here

We also now have a Just Giving page to enable you to sponsor on-line - click here

Tree of Light

There will be a short dedication of the tree in the foyer of St Mary's Church on December 7th at 6:30pm. This year we will not invite people to attend, but we will have the service available to view online.

 

As a consequence of the current situation we have made the decision to postpone our other upcoming events for the safety of both our members and the general public. We hope to re-arrange these events next year.

Book Fair (Postponed)

Book Fair 2016 all set out

Our annual Book Fair will be held from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th April at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. Click on the link for directions.

We now have the facility to accept payments by Chip & Pin and Contactless Debit and Credit card.

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

We will also have an excellent supply of jigsaws.

Books Wanted

PLEASE NOTE that we have stopped collecting books and accepting deliveries as our stores are full. We hope to take in donations again once we are able to hold a Book Fair.

Thank you to everyone who has donated books.

Click here for collection and delivery arrangements.

Please do not deliver books to the Westward Community Centre apart from Sunday mornings 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

Charity Swim Gala (Postponed)

Our latest annual Charity Swim will held on Sunday 17th May 2020 at Ynysawdre Swimming pool

Teams of local charities raised funds for themselves at a cost of £50 entrance fee. For further information and to enter a team in 2020 please use our contact page.

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

 

Stalls

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 2020 and would like us to attend please contact us.

 

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

 

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.

Recent Events

Santa's Grotto - This has had to be cancelled for 2020, but we hope to be back in 2021.

Santa

We helped Santa in his Grotto at Carnegie House (the old library) Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturdays 23rd and 30th November and 7th and 14th December 2019.

Santa's Grotto

A visit to see Santa cost £6.00 for which children received a quality gift and their family could take their own photographs. On-line bookings were very popular and we will continue with that in 2020.

We also took payments on the day (subject to availability) by cash or chip & pin or Contactless card.

The grotto also included free crafts and colouring for children while they wait and craft stalls (see below) and tombolas were also available.

Craft Stall

 

Book Sale

Book Sale

 

On the 19th October 2019 we held a one day book sale at the Westward Community Centre from 10am to 4pm. All books were sold at half of the price they were on sale at our Book Fair last April to make way for new stock.

Our sale in October 2020 had to be cancelled due to the covid restrictiond.

For a location map please use this link: Location of Westward Community Centre or use postcode CF31 4JR in your Satnav.

 

 

Easter Egg Raffle

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

Easter Egg

Customers could 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 2019.

 

 

Citizenship Award for Club

We were 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 then 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, including organising what has 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

 

 

 

What's New

Site last updated on 24 November 2020

24 November - Added details of our Just Giving Page for Tree of Light sponsorship

11 November - Update Tree of Light details

2 November - We have had to cancel the Grotto in 2020, but are pleased that we can continue with our Tree of Light this December.

19 March - We have had to postpone our Book Fair and Sponsored Swim.

 

 

Facebook

Are you following us on Facebook?

If not, use the link in the end column to 'like' or view our pages and we do appreciate your comments.

Twitter

You can also follow us on Twitter @BridgendLions

 

2020/21 President

On 1st July Mike Greenway took over as President of the club from Tony Gates.

 

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

Recent Donations

Some of our donations are pictured below - larger photos are on our donations page

Wheelchair Dancing

Wheelchair Dancing

Men's Shed

Men's Shed

Wildmill Youth Club

Wildmill Youth Club

POW Hospital Cardio respiratory unit

POW Cardio dept

Y Bont

Donation y Bont

Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance presentation

 

DIARY

1 - 24 December 2020 - Tree of Light

As a consequence of the current situation we have made the decision to postpone our other upcoming events for the safety of both our members and the general public. We hope to re-arrange these events next year.

 

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

 

Please be advised that we will never ask anyone seeking a donation from the Lions Club of Bridgend or from Lions Clubs International to make any payment to secure a donation.
Anyone contacting you by telephone, by letter or online and offering a Lions donation in exchange for a fee or advance payment to secure a Lions donation is doing so fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.

 

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