Edwinstowe and the Dukeries Lions Club

by | 16 May 2022 | Lions, Sherwood

Race Night

The Lions will be hosting a Race Night on Friday 15th July at The South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe. There will be eight races, with each race featuring eight horses. 

The club is looking for sponsors for each race. Tickets cost £10.00 including food and entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets contact Jon on 07581 265531.

Ukraine appeal

The Lions’ Ukraine appeal is still going strong; if you would like to donate any items please contact Bob on 07815 473802.

The Lions would like to thank everyone who has already donated; they have seen these donations are reaching their destination and making a difference. Thanks also go to Bilsthorpe Scouts and Cubs, Dukeries u3a, Dawn House School Rainworth, South Forest Leisure Centre Edwinstowe and Woodhead Group for their help in collecting donations.

A special thanks to the John Eastwood Foundation for their generous donation allowing the purchase of lots of medical items and specialised clothing.

Recycled spectacles

The Lions’ appeal for unwanted specs has really taken off, with a massive 90kg of spectacles (without cases) sent to countries in need.

Thanks to everyone who has already donated and to Specsavers Sutton in Ashfield and Newark. The drive continues so, if you have any spectacles to donate please contact Bob on 07815 473802.

Easter egg raffle

For the annual Easter egg raffle this year the Lions decided to support the Brain Tumour Research charity. The Lions would like to thank the following establishments for selling tickets:

  • Black Swan, Edwinstowe
  • Copper Beech, Bilsthorpe
  • Dukeries Lodge, Edwinstowe
  • Hammer and Wedge, Edwinstowe
  • Hidden Beauty, Edwinstowe
  • John and Hazel Whitlam, standing outside the butchers at Bilsthorpe
  • Limes Café, Old Rufford Road
  • Old Red Lion, Wellow
  • Royal Oak, Edwinstowe
  • South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe

Thanks to all who purchased tickets, and to the lucky winners – enjoy! Lion Jon Yarwood presented the main prize, an Easter hamper, to Andy Smith.

Marie Curie Daffodils

The total collection for Marie Curie at Morrison’s Mansfield Woodhouse was an outstanding £864.64. Thanks to all who donated.

Easter egg donations

The Lions gave Easter eggs to Ollerton and Boughton Young People’s Centre and also to the Mansfield Refuge Centre. The Refuge is for families who have escaped domestic violence.

The Lions is a busy group of people of all ages – young and younger! Age will not creep up on them as they are always doing something in the community, socialising and enjoying having fun. For more information, please contact Bob on 07815 473802.