Cranleigh Lions

Cranleigh & District Lions Club News

2014

Lions Club 2014 Convention in Guildford

Members of the Cranleigh & District Lions Club helped to organise the Lions of South East England's District Convention held at Surrey University Guildford & the Holiday Inn in February 2014

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2013

Classic Car Show raises £15,000

Our Classic Car Show in August raised a whopping £15,000 and £2,000 has been donated to each of the four nominated charities.

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Tribute to Lion Lindsay Martin

We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our fellow Lion Lindsay Martin.

Tribute to Lindsay.

Spot the Stranger winners and answers

Thank you to everyone who entered and retailers who supported our Spot the Stranger competition. Winners and the answers can be found here.

Top Gear Ticket Auction

Thank you to those that submitted bids for the recent Top Gear ticket auction.

The winning bid of £1,100 was placed by I Want That Ltd and Cranleigh Lions Club would like to thank I Want That Ltd for the very kind donation to the club, which will allow us to continue our efforts to help those amongst us who are less fortunate than ourselves.

2012

Top Gear Ticket Auction

Thank you to those that submitted bids for the recent Top Gear ticket auction.

The winning bid of £1,100 was placed by I Want That Ltd and Cranleigh Lions Club would like to thank I Want That Ltd for the very kind donation to the club, which will allow us to continue our efforts to help those amongst us who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Classic Car Show Raffle Winners See Surrey from the Sky

Winners of the Classic Car Show raffle take to the sky

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Surrey ambassadors

Four Cranleigh Lions and two partners have volunteered to be Surry Ambassadors at the Olympic cycle race.

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Charity gig raises 1,000 for Hounds for Heroes

Cranleigh band The Sanctions and Cranleigh Lions raise 1,000 for Hounds for Heroes.

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South-East Lions clubs announce night flying appeal

Lions clubs commit to raise 250,000 to provide night flying air ambulance.

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Jubilee Beacon

As part of a national network to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee, Cranleigh's beacon was lit by President Brian Walpole and Cranleigh Parish Council's Chairman Brian Ellis.

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Raf Lo Russo Memorial Tree

A tree has been planted in Cranleigh in memory of Raf Lo Russo, a Cranleigh Lion, who died last year.

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15 years in Cranleigh Lions

Russell Lindfield, who organised the first Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show has been a member for 15 years.

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Cranleigh Lions win district website award

The Cranleigh Lions' website has won the 2012-2013 Lions Clubs International District 105SE Best Website Award. And we're really pleased!

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2011

Lions Present The Prostate Project with 2,500

The Prostate Project in Guildford received a cheque for 2,500 from the Cranleigh Lions.

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Jigsaw School Receive 2,500 from Cranleigh Lions

From the successful Classic Car Show in August, Cranleigh Lions were able to donate 2,500 to Jigsaw School.

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Classic Car Show Raffle Winners Take to the Sky

The winners of the Classic Car Show raffle collected their prize on a warm, clear and windless day in October. Good job as they were 1,500 feet off the ground.

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Surrey Lions RAF Squadronaires Concert a Success

Surrey Lions Clubs organised a concert on Friday 23 September 2011, where the RAF Squadronaires played to a packed Dorking Halls.

The concert has raised 9,500, which will be distributed between Help for Heroes and the Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Patient Welfare Fund.

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Shooting Star CHASE Receive 2,500 from the Classic Car Show

Cranleigh Lions present Shooting Star CHASE with a cheque for 2,500 from the proceeds of the Classic Car Show in August.

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Raf Lo Russo

The Cranleigh & District Lions Club are very sad to announce the loss of a long serving stalwart member of the club, Raf Lo Russo.

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Glebelands Lions Peace Poster Winners

Cranleigh Lions at Glebelands School Cranleigh & District Lions Club sent their Vice President, Brian Walpole & their secretary, Paul Withers to visit Glebelands School with awards for the winners of the Peace Poster competition.

They presented certificates and cheques to the 3 winners of their international painting competition. Students have to use art to depict their ideas of peace throughout the world. Every year there is a different theme & last year it was "Vision of Peace".
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Cranleigh Lions at the UN Day

Representatives from the Cranleigh Lions Club attended the UN Day at the House of Commons on 8th March 2011

Cranleigh Lions at the UN Day
(L to R) Cranleigh Lions' Secretary Paul Withers, Lions Clubs International Second Vice President Wayne Madden and Cranleigh Lions PR Chairman Nigel Dipple

2010

Cranleigh Lions Donate 6,000 to CHASE

The Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show in August raised over 20,000 and we were delighted to present CHASE Children's Hospice Service with 6,000. They also received a real cheque!

Cranleigh Lions Donate 6,000 to CHASE
(L to R) 2010/11 Cranleigh Lions' President Rod Weale, treasurer Tony Paris, 2010 Classic Car Show Chairman Tony Oliver, Anna Wemyss Community Fundraiser at CHASE and past president Michael Meek

CAB Cranleigh's New Automated Door Dedicated to Lion Adrian Lunn

The new automated door at the Citizens Advice Bureau was officially opened on Saturday 28th August 2010. Full details...

Lions Support Surrey Air Ambulance

Lions Support Surrey Air Ambulance
Cranleigh Lions' President Michael Meek, secretary Paul Withers and Davy Worsfold with other West Surrey Lions clubs presenting a cheque for 18,271 to the Surrey Air Ambulance

The Easter Egg Appeal run by Farnham Lions was supported again in 2010 by the Cranleigh Lions, as well as Fleet, Frimley & Camberley, Godalming, Guildford, Leatherhead and Surrey Borders clubs.

Cranleigh Lions raised over 1,000 towards the grand total and were shown around the helicopter and facilities at Dunsfold after the presentation.

In the year to March 2010, the Air Ambulance flew 592 missions, at a cost of approximately 1,000 per mission, of which half were to road traffic incidents. The inclusion of a doctor on board gave the Air Ambulance opportunity to provide enhanced roadside assistance over a road ambulance that operates without a doctor on board. Whilst the current regulations limit the helicopter to daytime visual flying it is hoped to soon be able to fly at night providing a great service in inter hospital transfer of emergency cases.

The Air Ambulance has made a significant difference to many of the patients that they have treated, some of whom would not have been alive today, had it not been for the skills of the on-board specialist doctors and paramedics.

Lions at Blossom Nursery School

Lions at Blossom Nursery School
2009/10 Cranleigh Lions' President Michael Meek with secretary Paul Withers and the Blossom Nursery School. Photo courtesy Surrey Advertiser

2009/10 Cranleigh Lions' President Michael Meek with secretary Paul Withers paid a visit to Blossom Nursery School, in the Cranleigh Methodist Church, taking with them 10 small teddy bears & a cheque for 500.

The money was raised at the Lions recent Race Night when Bev & Claire, co-owners of Blossom Nursery School, helped by running a raffle & a roll-a-dice game.

President Michael said -

"The Lions are pleased to support the Nursery's efforts to provide a bursary so that young children who may otherwise miss the opportunity can get financial assistance. The teddy bears with the Lions logo are part of a consignment that we bought mainly for the local ambulance service to carry with them to help comfort any young child who may need a "ride in an ambulance".

2010 Cranleigh Lions Youth Sports Award

Cranleigh Cricket Club coach has won the 2010 Cranleigh Lions Youth Sports Award

Simon took over the running of the youngest age group at the cricket club, the so called "Crickets" ages 5 -7! This is undoubtedly the most challenging age group to coach because they have a concentration span measured in milliseconds!!!

Previously the group had been coached by Simon's mum Beverley Warren who became very ill at the start of that season and sadly passed away in August of 2004. Simon helped his Mum in those last few months fulfil her coaching commitment to the club and continued coaching the group for a further 3 years until his exam and university commitments got the better of him.

Simon also helped out with other age groups during the clubs winter nets sessions. Simon plans to return to Cranleigh when his university education is complete to carry on his good work within the community.

In his cricketing career Simon has also progressed well; he has recently been selected for Loughborough University's "A" squad and is due to fly out of Heathrow on the 26th March 2010 to Sri Lanka on a two week tour to represent the University.

Adrian Lunn

It is with great regret and much sadness that we have to announce the passing of our Club Treasurer, Lion Adrian Lunn.

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