Buxton and District Lions Club supports many activities and projects to raise funds to assist individuals and organisations within the
Buxton and District community. The Buxton Annual Firework Display and Hog Roast held on Saturday 4th November 2017 was a good example of the club's involvement in the community, it was a great
success and enjoyed by all who attended on the night.
Our thanks go to Mark, Melissa and the team from Tin Man Scrap who sponsored the fireworks and provided free of charge 400 commemorative
mugs plus luminous magic wands for all the children to wave during the evening's show. This year all children under 15 attended free of charge, so thanks to them and everyone else for
supporting our bonfire and firework show. Clubbercise, a local community support group, put on a fabulous dance and light show which entertained us all prior to the fireworks display, whilst
Bright Opportunities made us a "Guy" who sat on top of the bonfire - many thanks to both these groups for their help.
This Christmas we are working in partnership with the Pavilion Gardens and have helped them with the "Christmas Lights Switch On" event
on Friday 17th November. We asked Father Christmas to be there during the evening and to visit the Pavilion Garden's "Christmas Fair" on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10.30am -
4.30pm. So please come and visit the Buxton Lions and Father Christmas during this weekend. We are also helping 'The Nottingham' run a Reverse Santa programme during December at 28 Spring
Gardens, plus helping Blythe House to run a childrens Christmas party assisted by the team at Morrisons.
Buxton & District Lions have raised thousands of pounds for local charities as well as performing many hours of community service. Meetings are held twice a
month, details in the club progamme page shown above. The 2nd Thursday of each month is a business meeting where we update each other on what we have been doing and the 4th Friday is where we all sit
down with our partners to enjoy a pleasant meal at the Cavendish Golf Club. As a member, you pay a subscription of just £5 a month to cover the administration costs, so that everything raised
from our activities goes back into the local community. So why not contact us or come and help us with some of our future events, we always need help.
I've been married to Elaine for many years and our involvement with the Lions has given us many happy memories and helped us make good
friends from our work in the local community. So if you are interested just send me an email and I will be pleased to take you to one of our meetings or invite you to get involved with one of
our events, so that you can see and experience what the Lions do in Buxton.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.
David Brookes - Lion President 2017-18