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Dont throw cheese if you don’t want chutney on your trousers – December meeting

A QUICK CORRECTION - Last month was November not October. The number of Lions were down in our December meeting and it started with a missed call to Ronnie's phone. Ronnie did not know it was ringing and it took some investigation to decide it was him making a noise. Keith stood in as Chair and Philip stood in as Tail Twister deciding everyone would get fined for something this evening. The treasures report was well read by Peter and included Santa Suits, Jingling, Classic Cars,  Paddlers and £65.50 raised from the wishing well. Lion Lisa questions the wishing well figure and it turns out this is was since last month, which is pretty amazing. This started a discussion on if and where we should look to have another one. I…
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Lions plaque the caravan at Alice’s Escapes

On 22nd November Lion Peter visited Ulverston to attach the plaque to the Caravan Windermere and Ambleside Lions bought for Alice's Escapes. In the picture are 2nd VDG Roy Axton. Past DG Liz Axton, Cathy Bloomfoield of Alice's Escapes and Lion Peter. The caravan was bought by W & A Lions Club for £25000.00. It was equipped and the disabled access deck bought with money donated by Lions Clubs International Foundation, this was in excess of £18000.00. LCIF  gave this as a "match funding" on the back of our donation. The extra money was organised by 2nd Vice District Governor Roy Axton. Commenting on the occasion Lion Peter said "It was great to see the caravan completed and to hear about the pleasure it will give to the families with terminally…
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Lions deliver for local community

Windermere and Ambleside Lions have once again delivered for their community Local Lions have delivered a cheque worth a whopping £3,000 to Bendrigg Trust in Old Hutton. The money was raised from the Windermere and Ambleside Lions Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show. A further £3,000, also raised at the annual show, has also been given to the Lake District Calvert Trust. Several Lakes Lions members visited the site which provides a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people, of any age or ability. Donations are very important to keep Bendrigg trust running and members were impressed with the facilities on offer. Fundraising is a key activity of any Lions club and Windermere and Ambleside branch are proud to be able to raise such significant…
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Chris Burstow “got away with it” – October meeting report

October meeting The meeting started promptly at 8pm with a close to full house of members, unfortunately President Andrew was unable to attend and his father Peter would run the meeting. The club also welcomed zone chairman Lion Ivan and his wife Lion Janine. The club received and circulated many pieces of correspondence, including an appeal for Syrian Refugees which was circulated to members. Under the treadurer report the interesting things were: £60 income from a future event and money from the Dragon Bay event. £200 went out to the Syrian refugee appeal. The club also spent money designing and printing leaflets for the Jingle Bell Jog, renting the community bus to take some elderly to the Stavely opera, £605.50 went to pay the rent for the store and £30 went to buy…
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Lakes Lions thank Car Show Sponsors

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to for your support at the recent Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show. With your support this year ended up as the largest event we have organised to date - with around 230 classic cars, bikes, vans, trucks and tractors on show for the adoring public and plenty of entertainment for the whole family to make a great Fathers' Day out! Our team Car Pull event was also a huge success with four (and a half) teams taking part - this will definitely be repeated next year. With your help this event generated a staggering £7,500 profit, which will all used for charitable purposes - receiving specific donations will be The Calvert Trust and The Bendrigg Trust Charities. Thank you once again…
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Charity Car Pull seeks challengers

Charity Car Pull seeks challengers Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club are after entries to a fun team based car pull at their successful annual Charity Classic Vehicle Show Teams are being asked to come and test out their strength and take part in the Charity Car Pull competition at the Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show on Sunday 21st June 2015 at the Grasmere Sports Field. Teams should be four people and they will pull a rally car 100m down a track, and back again – 200m in total – using only a tow rope. Each team will be timed by our master adjudicator – and the fastest team overall will win a £100 cash prize, a free lunch for four at the Britannia Inn at Elterwater and a commemorative trophy…
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Lions celebrate a month of big donations

Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club donated £2,845 last month to local and global good causes Windermere and Ambleside Lions toasted last night (Tuesday 2nd June) to a month of big donations. The local charitable organisation fund-raises locally at events such as the Brathay Marathon and Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race to then give it all away to good causes. Typically they are local needs such as grants to Young Carers or funding a caravan for Alice's Escapes but this month saw big donations to disaster relief in Vanuatu and Nepal. £1000 was donated to aid work in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam and £1100 to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes. These funds are administered at the troubled areas through the Lions Club International Foundation ensuring every penny makes a…
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Ben ate all the mints – June meeting report

June's meeting started without Lion Keith Fell, which surprised everyone. The first juicy bit of information came in the Correspondence when Lion President Peter brought up a thank you letter from LCIF for a £1,100 donation for Nepal. Also received in correspondence was a letter and raffle ticket book from St Mary's Hospice. Tickets are £1 and there is a grand prize of £5,000. The club bought a book of £20 not knowing what we would do if we won. In the treasures report it was noted money was coming in for entries for this year's Charity Classic Car Show. £100 raised by Lion Anthony for Nepal which was included in the £1,100 donation previously mentioned. £131 was raised at the Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race from the…
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Bus Pull report!

A community bus pull event was hailed a success after hundreds of pounds were raised and no one was run over by the bus! Organised by Windermere and Ambleside Lions and the Friends of the 597 the event was held today (Saturday 25th April) at 11am on Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere. The event is helping to raise money to keep the service going after its rural bus subsidy was cut by Cumbria County Council. The bus is used by hundreds of residents including many of our elderly and the trial is being funded by a Windermere Town Council grant and fundraising with events such as this. Speaking on behalf of the Friends of the 597 Sandra Lilley of Windermere said "This was a fantastic event and everyone had smilles from ear…
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