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News & Events

We’ll post news and details of upcoming events here when arrangements are complete.  Please check our site regularly for updates!

Lions held 6 giant Easter egg raffles at local public houses. Our thanks to the pubs that took part :-

The Travellers Joy Southbourne
The Berkeley Arms Bosham
The Barleycorn Chidham
The Barley Mow Walberton
The Woodmancote Arms Woodmancote
The Fox & Hounds Funtington
Please click here to see a photograph.

Southbourne Lions have now handed out over 16,000 Message in Your Wallet cards.

Southbourne Lions distributed £1000 of Tesco vouchers to needy families over the Christmas period.

The Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto held in December in conjunction with the Friends of Emsworth Community Health raised almost £800 which will all be spent locally on charitable causes.

Southbourne Lions are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity partner for the Southern Co-operative Southbourne store for 2017. During the course of the year the store will arrange a number  of fund raising  and  awareness events for the club.
If you can, please support these events and in so doing you are helping your community.  Events will be publicised both in the store and on our website.

Lions donate a nebuliser to Southbourne Surgery.  Please click here to see more.

Basketballs donated to Bosham Youth Club.

£360 donated to a Southbourne School in support of a trip to the Isle of Wight.

£295 collected from outside Tesco and The Co operative shops in Southbourne for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Please click here to see more.

£200 donated to Cancer Wise to help towards new premises.  
Nebuliser Donation Marie Curie Donation Easter Egg

Southbourne Lions donated a selection of fun toys for the children, which were taken out to Indonesia in April 2017. Please click here to see more details, photographs, and find a link to the British Earthquake And Tsunami Support website.


In July, Southern Co-op ran a Charity Awareness Week. To kick off proceedings they donated £1000 to each of the company’s charity partners, including Southbourne Lions, totalling £98, 000. The donation comes from the remainder of money raised by the company’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme, which is funded by the 5p single-use carrier bag levy, much of which has already been allocated to communities and causes in the south of England.

Lions held their annual summer fete on the lawns of Emsworth Cottage Hospital on 22 July The event was somewhat spoilt by  the wet weather but those who attended made the most of it, dodging the showers. Please see our photo gallery.

Lions donated a bench  to Broadbridge meadow in Bosham. The bench is to commemorate 3 former members who have passed away, John Wild. Peter Talkington and Geoff Whitaker.  Please click here for photographs.

Lions assisted with "Lions Awareness day" held in Chichester on 30 September.  Please click here for photographs.

Lions Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto will take place on Saturday 16th December 2017 from 10:30  to 1:30 at Emsworth Cottage Hospital.  Please click here to see a poster giving full details and contact information.  

A4 poster 2017.pdf

During the run up to Christmas Lions gave financial support to 29 families who had fallen on hard times. In total donating almost £1800.

The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. as Patron of Lions Clubs of the British Isles held a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 28th February to celebrate a ‘Century of Service’.  Please click here to read more.

Buckingham Palace

Southbourne Lions celebrated their 25th Silver charter Anniversary at the Brookfield Hotel Emsworth on 9 June. 77 guests attended including representatives from Midhurst, Chichester, Havant, Bognor, Worthing and Brighton Lions Clubs.  Please click here for photographs.

Charter Evening

Do you have any good paperback books you’ve read and no longer need?  Why not pass them on to us, let someone else enjoy them, clear some space on your shelves and help us to raise funds.  Please click here for more details.


Southbourne Lions 26th Charter Anniversary was held at the Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth.  After an excellent three course meal, music was provided by the brilliant Paul Williams.  Photographs from the event appear in our photo gallery.

Lions Saturday markets will run once a month in Emsworth during summer.  Please click here for details.

Saturday Market


On 6 July Southbourne Lions hosted a Summer Promenade Concert with Emsworth Concert Band at Warblington School Havant. The evening was well attended with many people enjoying a picnic before the performance. Music included arrangements from Eighties Flashback, The Lion King and Fantasia on British Sea Songs. In the second half of the performance the audience were able to wave their flags and sing along to Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance.

Supporting the fight against Covid-19

Lions made donations to the following organisations:-

In the run up to Christmas, Lions donated almost £2000 to local families who had fallen on hard times to make the festive period just a little more enjoyable.

We collected £3714.86 with our Christmas float in the run up to Christmas.  In addition, our sales of Christmas masks totalled £538.  The total raised was an amazing £4250.86