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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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Become a Lion – We Need You !

Become a Lions Club Member People tend to have a pre-conception about the Lions Club that it is only for old wrinklies who sit around and do nothing but moan - the "old boys club" - but this is not true (well not all the time anyway!). As a Lions Club Member you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women of all ages who volunteer to support your community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organisation, a leader in your local community, and a friend to people in need. The Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club currently has a vibrant atmosphere - currently with 12 members - and we are always looking for new volunteers to join our pride. We…
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Lions Club Christmas Lunch

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club - Christmas Lunch We all enjoyed a fantastic Christmas lunch at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms in Windermere today - the first social event of 2018 ! Thanks to Lions Keith Fell for organising this social event - and thanks to the Lamplighter for the wonderful food!
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We Jingled, We Belled and we Jogged ! – at the Jingle Bell Jog 2017!

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Jingle Bell Jog On Sunday 17th December undeterred by the cold an frosty morning and the wet weather, around one hundred people took to the streets of Bowness, dressed in their festive outfits and completed the Jingle Bell Jog. Organized by the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club this annual event puts the FUN into fundraising and encourages people to dress up in festive clothing and walk, jog or run around a short and scenic course. The turnout was impressive – and the costumes even more so - we saw santa’s, reindeer, snowmen, fairies, christmas trees and even the ghost of Christmas past made an appearance!  This family event attracts people of all ages and abilities and is accessible for wheelchairs, push chairs – and some even…
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New Lions Den at the Oval Office and an Inspirational Speech from Adele

We have a new home! The new Lions Den is the Windermere Hotel - and what impressive facilities they are. We are trialing this new location for our monthly business meeting for the next three months. The Windermere Hotel has had a recent makeover and our initial impressions are fantastic. We have an oval table with free pens and paper - it feels very professional - im going to call it the oval office! The December Business Meeting started today with a short presentation from the inspirational Adele Bayman from the 5th Windermere Girl Guides Senior Section - plus her parents Heather & Gary. Heather was nominated by the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club for the Lions Young Ambassadors Award - for her charitable efforts to successfully raise £1,000 for…
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Windermere Lions Club celebrating the festive season!

The Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club is as busy as ever this Christmas involved in the local festive events and celebrations. We have lots of events that we are involved in at this very special time of year, including: Assisting with marshaling duties at the Windermere & Ambleside Christmas Lights switch on events - which were absolutely fantastic Delivering Logs to the elderly residents of Windermere, Staveley and Ambleside - to make sure they can keep warm this winter We are arranging a 'Spirit of Christmas' Event for the elderly at the Low Wood Resort and Spa on 14th December 2017 We have a stall at the upcoming Windermere Christmas Celebration on 9th and 10th December - which was a fantastic and entertaining fundraising event for us last year, and…
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Lions Club at the Windermere Christmas Celebration (Market) – 9th and 10th December 2017

We are looking forward once again to taking part in the Windermere Christmas Celebration on the 9th and 10th December 2017 - and raising lots of money for local charitable causes. Come and visit our stall to take part in games and win some great prizes that have been donated to us by some amazing local organisations including The Windermere Hotel, Blackwell, Abbott Hall, Windermere Lake Cruises, Brantwood, Sizergh Castle, Friars of Keswick, Hawkshead Relish, Bath House, Lamplighter, Watermill Inn, Low Sizergh Barn, English Lakes Hotels, Hawkshead Brewery and Pure Lakes Skin Care ! and thats just the prizes so far! The Windermere Christmas celebration is taking place in Windermere (would you believe it!) on the 9th and 10th December! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Jingle Bell Jog 2017 – Open for Entry

The 2017 Jingle Bell Jog is taking place on 17th December 2017 - and is now open for entries www.lakeslions.co.uk Let’s paint the town red, green and white and kick off the festive season by getting the whole family dressed up as Santa’s, Elves, Reindeer, Christmas Puddings, Snowmen, Fairies – or anything Christmassy – and Stumble, Walk, Jog or Run around a flat and scenic course in Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere! It’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and a fun event for all the family to enjoy, and to raise money for worthwhile local charities. This event is open to all ages and abilities and you can run, jog, walk, jingle, push prams, or wheel wheelchairs. The course is a flat and wheelchair /…
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A Summer of Giving to Some Very Worthwhile Local Causes

Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club have recently been distributing some of the funds raised over the summer months. A donation of £250.00 was made to the Birchall Trust and a similar amount to the Tarn Hill Trust that looks after the children’s playground at Sawrey. Freedom Wizard, a charity running special all terrain mobility scooters benefitted with £500.00 as did Alice’s Escapes who provide holidays for terminally ill children. The main donations were from the proceeds of the Lakes Classic Vehicle Show held at Grasmere in June. On a visit to the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team base by Lion President Philip Fell and other Lion members cheques for £4000.00 each were presented to Nick Owen, leader of the LAMRT and to Michael Lafferty the chairman of Blood Bikes Cumbria.…
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