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Organisations We've Supported

Who do we help?    Wetherby Lions have raised in excess of £900,000 in 55 years

see our recent 'Cheque Presentation & Fun Quiz Evening' here and our earlier 'Cheque Presentation & Quiz Evening's here and here where we presented our financial contributions.

Our Club is a service organisation which raises funds for charitable purposes and cooperates with other charities and not-for-profit organisations to help them achieve their aims.  Beneficiaries of the Club's charity account include local, national and international causes, helped by the International nature of the Lions organisation.

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Wetherby Weir Preservation Trust

Lions have replaced the seats down on the Riverside that are in remembrance to Lion members who have passed to 'higher service'.

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Wetherby Carers

Lions are saying ‘thank you!’ to carers who work tirelessly to look after relatives and friends.  and have produced forty vouchers that will be distributed to carers redeemable at The Fox & Hounds (Walton) or The Bay Horse (Kirk Deighton). The vouchers can also be used to buy groceries from their shops

Wetherby Christmas Spirit

There are few things better than receiving a Christmas hamper, filled to the brim with favourite seasonal treats! Thanks to the community spirit in Wetherby, a large number of deserving families received such a gift this Christmas. Local councillor, Dean Buckle (The Wetherby Bike Shack), his wife Mally and members of the Old Men’s Parliament have joined forces with Morrison’s Supermarket;

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Bramham Village Community Christmas Lunch

Christmas was different this year, however where would it be without Bramham’s traditional Community Christmas Lunch?  The Village Hall Committee provided lunch for anyone who found themselves isolated or alone on Christmas Day.   

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Toys for Christmas

At the request of Leeds City Council’s Children’s Centres and the Salvation Army (Wetherby), Lions donated towards a very successful Christmas Toy Appeal.   

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Lions - will remember them

It was permissible to lay wreaths at the war memorial and pictured here is Wetherby Lions President Tim Ritson paying respects on behalf of our organisation. Donation to the Wetherby & District Branch of The Royal British Legion.

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Kicking Back !

Wetherby Athletic Girls U6s & U7s is new group to encourage girls to play football. They normally play indoors however due to COVID-19 they are staying outdoors.  Lions provided the hoodies and jackets for the girls.

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Playground Refurbishment

Lions helped East Keswick Parish Council to refurbish playing grounds and to replace old children’s tower unit. 

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Disaster Support

The Beirut Disaster in Lebanon prompted a request for support from Lions International, Wetherby Lions responded.

Support of funding for Wetherby Arts Festival and their 'Katy Hewison's 'Improplay' Project'. Katy will present dancing tuition in the open air and on the Zoom internet platform to Primary School children.

Support of funding for six (6) laptops for young people who are being educated at home via the internet, however not all families are able to provide this equipment for their children.

Support of Radio Aire's 'Cash for Kids Appeal' in providing funding to help local families who need it the most in our communities. Those who are living in or on the brink of poverty will be feeling the impact of Coronavirus more keenly.

Support of Kirk Deighton Rangers Football Club (under 8s) in providing funding for extra kit for the girls under 8s team.

Support of 'The Apex Challenge' event where 400 young people from across the UK take part in a series of team adventure events over a weekend-long competition.

Support of Crossley Street School following their their choir singing at our 'Dickensian Christmas Market & Craft Fayre'.

Support of Ontrack Community Initiative following the help of Tockwith Motor Sport for towing our Santa Sleigh over the Christmas period.

Support of Tewit Silver Band following their their assistance at our 'Dickensian Christmas Market & Craft Fayre'.

Support of Parkrun UK (Wetherby) as it offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. 

Support of CLIC Sargent and their caring for the needs of children and their families

Support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Support of Tempo FM following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride and Duck Race

Support of defibrillator equipment sited at St James Church Wetherby. 

Support of Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club following their assistance with our bag Pack at Morrisons Supermarket

Support of Lions Foundation and Sightsavers

Support of Filey Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Wetherby Musical Theatre Group following their assistance with the 'Seniot Citizens' Party'.

Support of Garforth Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Filey Lions Club provide holidays for local Wetherby residents who needed a respite holiday in Filey.

Support for a coach outing for the elderly.

Donation following help at Morrison's 'Bag Pack'

Support to cover the costs of two brass bands this summer 

A thank you to Wetherby Air Training Corps for their involvement in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2018.

Support of Harrogate Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Teenage Cancer Trust through a directed donation by Simon Moore of Tockwith Motor Sports following his assistance with the towing of Santa's Sleigh each night for two weeks at Christmas.

Support of Histio UK  following our attendance at Motors4Max Event at Tockwith motordrome in the summer time.  A directed donation by Ben Moment following his close family bereavement.

Support of Girlguiding in Wetherby following their assistance with the Dickensian Christmas Market.

Support of Scarborough Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Collingham Wind Band following their assistance with the Dickensian Christmas Market.

Support of Martin House through a directed donation by Ken Bird of Renton & Parr Estate Agents following his assistance with the garaging of Santa's Sleigh.

Support of Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club following their assistance with our bag Pack at Morrisons Supermarket

Support of Wetherby Musical Theatre Group following their assistance with the Dickensian Christmas Market.

Support of Thirsk and Northallerton Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

A donation to take the Club's total donation to over £30,000 in the last 10 years

Support of Boroughbridge Lions Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Sporting Memories Foundation following a supporter's assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Restarting Hearts in Northallerton following a supporter's assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Rotary Club following their assistance at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance following a successful Beer Festival. 

Support of WMTG following their help at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Wetherby Runners Athletic Club

Support of WRAC following their help at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Melanoma Focus

Support of Dean, Matthew and Laura Buckle following their '3 Peak Challenge'. 

Wetherby Arts Festival

Support to cover the costs of an event in the Wetherby Arts Festival week 

The Salvation Army

Support to cover the costs to help students with dyslexia , autism and other complex needs by offering specialist reading books who needed to increase their library

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Support to cover the costs to help with travel for a local family who has a child with cancer that needs ongoing specialist hospital treatment

Wetherby Athletic Under 10's Girls Junior Football Club

Support to cover the costs of training tops

Wetherby Riverside Bandstand Trust

Support to cover the costs of two brass bands this summer 

Support to purchase new cricket practice nets. 

Support for a coach outing for the elderly.

Support for their annual pack holiday to Ripon and summer trip to Sundown with their rainbow group

Donation given to fund new tents and fire pits.

This donation was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Morrisons customers and to Morrisons Supermarkets that matched the collection.

Funds collected from our Christmas activities were donated to many organisations in the local Wetherby and district communities.  These groups included:- Wetherby Musical Theatre Group, Wetherby Runners Athletic, Collavoce Choir, Wetherby Silver Band, Teenage Cancer Trust, 7th Wetherby Brownies, Police Benevolent Fund, Deighton Gates School, Martin House Hospice, St James Parish Church and Ripon Lions Club.

Filey Lions Club provide holidays for local Wetherby residents who needed a respite holiday in Filey.

A thank you to Wetherby Air Training Corps for their involvement in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2017.

A thank you to Yorkshire Lions Clubs for their involvement in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2017.

Donation of £3,500 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance following our successful Beer Festival

Support for pre-school children and their families by creating a 'Little Pips Baby Project' for children from as young as six weeks old.

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Children’s Cycling 'Little Toe' Project