W&A Lions Club 44th Annual Charter at Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

Our 44th Annual Charter was hosted this year at the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. Lion President Chris Burstow and the W&A Lions Club were pleased to welcome around 80 guests to our Charter - including Lions attending from our twinned Lions club in Limoux in France - as well Lions from other Clubs within the District, their families, friends and guests. The Belsfield Hotel is beautifully positioned on a hill overlooking Lake Windermere - and on a clear day it really does provide a lovely view! Here are some of our photos !    
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W&A Lions Club supports local horse riding team in Windermere

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club was pleased to support Helen and her horse-riding team represent team GB in a competition in France - and were placed a very credible 10th in the scorching summer heat! Photo below of our very own Team GB in France: Below is a thank you note from Helen Westmoreland-Nicholson; Chris and all the lions A big big thank you for all your support in helping us get to France and for coming a creditable 10th. It was an amazing  experience and we never forget it. The heat was seriously intense and caused a few issues for our horses but it was truly fantastic and we couldn’t have done it with out your support. Thank thank you so much Helen and the team
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W&A Lions Club help to fund Ings Playground renovation

We were pleased to support the recent renovation of Ings Playground with a £1,500 donation from the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club. A few of us visited the playground recently to see the marvelous work that had now been completed -and it looks great! Whilst visiting we noticed that the original plaque was still visible from the time the playground was first built - showing that the English Lakes Lions Club (the old name for our Club) also contributed to the original build project in 1993. Hopefully this latest renovation will extend the life of this playground by another 15 years!    
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W&A Lions Club grants £5k each to Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool and MS Society – from funds raised at Classic Vehicle Show

As a result of the fantastic amount raised at the 2018 Lakes Classic Vehicle Show (around £12,000) - the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club has granted two cheques for £5,000 - one for each of our nominated charities: Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal, and MS Society - Westmorland South Lakes Branch We thank both organisations for their energy and support at the classic vehicle show this year - it was a pleasure to have your support! Pictured in the photographs below: Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club - Chris Burstow (Lions President), Chris Amos, Anthony Harrison, Christine Harrison, Peter Irvine MS Society Westmorland South Lakes Branch - Christian Davies, Julie Davies, Jackie Kerr, Faith Billington Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool - Nadine Scott, Carolyn Rayner, David Dean (camera man)    
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W&A Lions Club Charter – Sunday 21st October 2018

Our annual Charter will take place on Sunday 21st October, at the stunning Laura Ashley Hotel - The Belsfield in Bowness-on-Windermere Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch with views over Lake Windermere in the stunning Laura Ashley restaurant. We can offer people a choice from the attached Sunday menu at £25.00 per person (payable on the day) You can download the menu choice by clicking here Arrival on the day is 1pm, ready to sit down at 1.30pm All are welcome - whether you are a member of the Lions Club or not - we would welcome your attendance.   Please confirm attendance and pre-order menu choices to Lion Keith Fell: By Phone: 07816 462474 By Email: keithfell54@gmail.com, or By Post: 22 Ghyll Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2LW If people wish…
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W&A Lions Club President Handover – July 2018

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Lamplighter in Windermere on Sunday 1st July to celebrate a significant date in the Lions Calendar - the Club President's Handover. Lion Philip Fell has done the club proud over the past 12 months - with hard work and dedication. Now it is Lion Chris Burstow's turn to give it a go!      
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Over £10,000 raised for charity at the Lakes Classic Vehicle Show 2018

This year was the biggest and best Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show yet - with over 250 classic vehicles, over 1,500 visitors, many local craft stalls, competitions and games, a tombola, catering and a ukulele band - and to top it all off the sun shone for most of the day! Download the 2018 event programme to see the full entry list - and all of the attractions that were available on the day - as well as a list of our sponsors. Over £10,000 was raised at the event - which breaks all previous records. These funds will be split between our nominated charities: MS Society - Westmorland and South Lakes Branch Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal with some funds being retained by the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club…
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Lions Club Supporting Brathay Trust at the Windermere Marathon 2018

Today the sun shone on the athletes as they completed the Windermere Triathlon at Brathay Hall – in memory of Matt Campbell after he tragically died at this year’s London Marathon. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Matt’s family and close friends. Hundreds of athletes plus their families and friends turned out today - and the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Clubs were there with their bouncy castle to entertain the children (and some of the adults!). Well done to all that took part in the marathon today - you are all inspiring athletes! #milesformatt  
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W&A Lions Supports Lakes Riding Club – Representing GB in the World Club Tournament

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club presented a cheque this week for £400 to Lakes Riding Club. The Lakes Riding Club is representing Great Britain on behalf of the British Riding Clubs at the World Club Tournament in France at the end of July 2018. The team will be the only British representatives at this prestigious International Equestrian event. The team comprises Helen Westmoreland-Nicholson (team leader), Robyn Bowness, Charlotte Salisbury and Sarah Robinson (not in the photo).  They take their own horses/ponies sailing from Dover to Calais and thereon driving through to Limottie Beuvron in mid France so they have a very long drive in front of them They will be in France for about a week and at last year's event there were over 10,000 riders ! The Windermere &…
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April Business Meeting – Welcoming Two New Members and a New Flyer!

This month we were pleased to sign up two new members to the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club this month - nice to see the Lion Pack growing again !!   The first was Lion James Davidson - the new and now the youngest member of the Club at only 24 years old - bringing the average age of our club down by about 20 years! Seen in the photo below showing off his new Lions membership pack!  Welcome to the Club! and the send was Lion Claire McCullough our British Airways air stewardess will keep us all in check and perform all the necessary safety checks! :-) Both being pinned tonight by Zone Chairman Ivan Huff and Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club President Philip Fell and Lions Ronnie Wilkinson.…
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