This year is the LIONS CLUBS
INTERNATIONAL British Isles Centennial Celebration, an event which was promoted at Buckingham Palace on 28th Feb. 2018. It was hosted by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex
the Patron of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles. We were
very proud that one of our members, Lion Tony Huxford, was invited to attend to represent our club.
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. We are of course getting ready for this years event to be held on Saturday November 3rd
At Christmas we worked in partnership with the Pavilion Gardens and helped them with the "Christmas Lights Switch On" event on
Friday 17th November. We helped Father Christmas during the evening and also helped him when he visited the Pavilion Garden's "Christmas Fair" on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December.
Additionally the club joined forces with 'The Nottingham' and run a very successful Reverse Santa programme at their offices in Spring Gardens. The Buxton Lions and "The Nottingham" would like
to thank everyone for the presents and gifts left in Santa's chest in the reception area, you are all very kind for supporting this event. We helped Rachel at Blythe House to run a childrens
Christmas party assisted by the team at Morrisons and of course Father Christmas. Lastly on Friday 22nd December we jointly held with Morrisons a collection for Lions Charities and Morrisons
own in house charity for children.
The next event we are holding on Saturday 14th July is the Annual Duck Race held after the Buxton Carnival. Tickets are £1
which are sold during Carnival week at Morrisons or on the day at the Pavillion Gardens. More information is on our events page on the web site.
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
I've been married to Trish 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.
Henry Kukiewicz - Lion President 2018-19