Archived News Articles

  100 years a Lion
The first Lions Club was founded in the United States on June 7th 1917, by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. To celebrate 100 y....Read More
  Lions back the fight against HIV in Kenya
Although the majority of the money raised by Holsworthy & District Lions is donated to good causes in Devon and Cornwall, ther....Read More
  Holsworthy Lions make donations to organisations big and small
Holsworthy & District Lions have been helping people in the community for nearly three decades now. In the last two weeks ....Read More
  Annual Lions’ Speed-pool event raises over £1,500 for charities and good causes
The Lions’ annual speed-pool competition tool place in various pubs and clubs around Holsworthy on Thursday 27th April. The id....Read More
  Lions support local youth sports
At their March social meeting Holsworthy & District Lions donated a cheque for £500 to help with the refurbishment of the s....Read More
  Holsworthy Lions retain their trophy
The final of the Lions south-west quiz competition took place in Clyst St Mary near Exeter on Sunday 19th February. The compet....Read More
  Senior Citizens’ Lunch Went Down Well
Holsworthy & District Lions hosted their annual senior citizens’ lunch on Saturday 21st January. The lunch, which took ....Read More
  What goes up must come down
On Sunday 8th January the Lions were once again out in force taking down the Christmas trees that they had put up just a few s....Read More
  Festive Fun in Holsworthy
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday 18th December. Approximately 150 people....Read More
  Christmas trees in place and ready for the big switch on
On Sunday 27th November Holsworthy & District Lions put up the Christmas trees in the Town Square just as they have done e....Read More
  "Fun Day 2016"
"Fun Day 2016" took place on Sunday 20th November. See the Events and Fun Day tabs for lots of photos....Read More
  Fitting display wins annual window dressing competition
The annual window dressing competition that takes place in Holsworthy in the week before Carnival was organised this year by L....Read More
  Cheques and Long-service awards presented
Holsworthy & District Lions presented two cheques at their business meeting on Thursday 3rd November. A donation of £200 ....Read More
  Forty years a Lion
Holsworthy & District Lions Club was actually formed in 1975 but did not receive its official charter until April 1976. On....Read More
  Club welcomes new "lionesses"
It has taken 40 years – as the Holsworthy & District Lions was founded in 1976 – but the club has finally gained its fir....Read More
  £100 B&Q voucher donated
On 15 September 2016 Holsworthy & District Lions presented a £100 B&Q voucher to the Pathfields Day Centre in Bude. Pa....Read More
  Cheque presentations
Holsworthy & District Lions presented two cheques at their business meeting on 1st September 2016. The first one was a cheque ....Read More
  Lions duck race winner
After a year’s absence, the Holsworthy & District Lions annual duck race took to the water once again at this year’s Bri....Read More
  Lions donate to Black Torrington Village Hall Committee
The cheque was presented to Mrs Gerrie Smithers of the Black Torrington Village Hall Committee. They have recently bought a de....Read More
  Lions garden make-over birthday surprise
Holsworthy & District Lions undertook some work of a very different nature on June 30th. That day was the birthday of Karen ....Read More
  Lions new President takes over
As from 1 July 2016 Holsworthy & District Lions will have a new President. The Club’s current Treasurer, John Cottle, will a....Read More
  Cheque presented to Holsworthy Cricket Club
As a new President is due to take office on 1 July, one of Brian’s last duties as President was to present a cheque for £100 to....Read More
  Lions donate “a drop in the ocean”
On 1st June Holsworthy & District Lions donated £500 to Friends of Bude sea Pool. Bude Sea Pool was built in the 1930s but al....Read More
  Holsworthy Lions make huge donation to Ovacome
Holsworthy & District Lions recently donated £1,850 to Ovacome. Ovacome has been supporting women affected by ovarian cancer ....Read More
  Holsworthy Lions celebrate 40th birthday
Holsworthy & District Lions celebrated their 40th birthday at their charter dinner on Saturday 23rd April. The club was foun....Read More
  Lions elect three new Presidents and prepare to celebrate 40 years of service
It has been a busy few weeks for the members of Holsworthy & District Lions Club. At their March business meeting they elected....Read More
  Lions donate first cheque of the year
At their social meeting on 18 February, Holsworthy & District Lions donated their first cheque of the year to 1st Jacobstow Gu....Read More
  Lions launch their annual Easter Egg Draw
Holsworthy & District Lions will be launching their annual Easter Egg Draw over the upcoming week. Thirty-two eggs will be d....Read More
  Lions’ Senior Citizens’ lunch went down well!
Holsworthy & District Lions hosted their Senior Citizens’ lunch in Holsworthy Memorial Hall on Saturday 23rd January. A tota....Read More
  Lions present community service award
The mission statement for Lions International is “to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, enc....Read More
  Holsworthy & District Lions present last cheque of the year
At their social meeting on Thursday 17th December Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £100 to Amy Sanders from....Read More
  Lions offer Christmas tree recycling
Holsworthy & District Lions will be recycling Christmas trees in The Square on Sunday 3rd January. Everyone is welcome to drop....Read More
  Christmas Draw winners
Holsworthy & District Lions selected the winning tickets for the Christmas draw at their annual Christmas coffee morning in ....Read More
  Festive fun in Holsworthy
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday 13th December. One hundred and sixty-tw....Read More
  Lions put up Christmas trees in the Town Square
It is a busy time of year for members of Holsworthy & District Lions. One week after Holsworthy Carnival and their annual Disa....Read More
  Holsworthy & District Lions Fun Day 2015
Holsworthy & District Lions Fun Day for children and adults with disabilities took place in Holsworthy Memorial Hall and surro....Read More
  Holsworthy Carnival
Holsworthy Carnival – the last carnival of the season took place on Saturday 21st November on a very cold and occasionally rainy....Read More
  Bags of Money!
On 5th October this year, large retailers in England were obliged to charge at least 5 pence for single-use carrier bags. The ....Read More
  Lions donate £600 and receive a donation for £500 on the same day
At their business meeting on 1 October, Holsworthy & District Lions donated £100 to Holsworthy Brownies, and £500 to Bude &a....Read More
  Local volunteer’s plans put on hold
On Thursday 17th September Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £100 to Lydia Furse of Holsworthy. The money ....Read More
  Holsworthy & District Lions Summer Draw Results
At their social meeting on 17 September 2015, Holsworthy & District Lions drew the winning tickets for their summer draw. Th....Read More
  Fantastic week for Holsworthy & District Lions
On Thursday 10th September Holsworthy & District Lions were invited to see the new Long House in Holsworthy. The Lions hav....Read More
  Lions’ Pub Quiz - 3 October
The Lions will be hosting a pub quiz at the White Hart Hotel on 3 October; 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Teams of up to six - £5 per....Read More
  Bucket shake raises more than £300
The Lions did a bucket shake at Morrisons in Bude on 1 August 2015. Various members took the day in 2 hour shifts and raised a tot....Read More
  Lions on the receiving end of a large cheque for once!
The new owners of the King’s Arms in Holsworthy presented Holsworthy & District Lions with a cheque for £200 on Thursday ....Read More
  Lions receive long service awards
Jeff Wyatt and Paul Gould were presented with long service awards on Saturday 11 July as the Lions provided the barbecue in the ....Read More
  Oyez, Oyez, Oyez – Holsworthy has a new junior town crier
The annual competition took place in the town square on Sunday 6th July as part of the St Peter's Fair Family Fete afternoon. Fi....Read More
  New President for Holsworthy & District Lions
Holsworthy & District Lions have a new President. Brian Withall was elected unopposed earlier in the year, and formally too....Read More
  Holsworthy Lions send funds to help Nepal earthquake victims
At their rearranged June business meeting Holsworthy & District Lions agreed to donate £200 to the Lions Club International....Read More
  Holsworthy & District Lions help fund Jamboree
At their recent social meeting, Holsworthy & District Lions donated £500 to Holsworthy Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to help fun....Read More
  Lions’ Easter egg draw raises £2,400 for the Long House Appeal
At their business meeting on 7 May, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £2,400 to North Devon Hospice for the ....Read More
  Annual Lions’ Speed Pool competition raises £1,357.15
Holsworthy and District Lions’ annual speed-pool competition was held on 16 April. Eight pubs and clubs in and around Holswort....Read More
  Cheque presented to the RNLI
At their business meeting on Thursday 5th March, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque of £500 to the Bude branch ....Read More
  Lions’ senior citizens’ lunch ‘went down well’
This year’s lunch took place on Saturday 24th January. The Lions invited 120 of the older members of the community to attend a t....Read More
  Lions donate money raised to the Long House Appeal
On Sunday 5 October, Holsworthy & District Lions provided a BBQ at the “Colour Me happy” fun-run in Stanhope Park in H....Read More
  Children’s Christmas party
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday 14 December at the Memorial Hall in Hol....Read More
  Christmas trees erected in the Square
Holsworthy & District Lions began paying for, and putting up, the Christmas trees in Holsworthy town square in the late 1970s,....Read More
  Fun-day 2014
The day after Carnival Saturday was the annual Lions “Fun-day” for kids and adults with disabilities. It really was an exhaust....Read More
  Holsworthy Carnival
Saturday 15th was the day of the Holsworthy Carnival – and it was all change this year. Especially for Holsworthy & District....Read More
  Road closures for carnival confirmed
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 16A THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (HOLSWORTHY CARNIVAL, HOLSWORTHY) O....Read More
  Lions support Bude Sea Pool
At their social meeting in October Holsworhty Lions donated £500 to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool. Following the withdrawal o....Read More
  Cornish Kilimanjaro Capers
On 16 October Holsworthy Lions donated £100 to Kevin O’Reilly of 1st Bude Scouts. Kevin is raising money for CHICKS (Count....Read More
  £500 donated to Bude Nippers
In early October the Lions donated £500 to Bude Nippers. Bude Nippers is part of the Bude Surf Live Saving Club based at Summer....Read More
  Colour-me-happy
On Sunday 5th October the Lions provided food and marshals at the “Colour-me-happy” fun-run in Stanhope park in Holsworthy. ....Read More
  Another £500 given away!
At their business meeting in early October, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £500 to the North Devon Chem....Read More
  £500 donated to Devon Air Ambulance Trust
On Thursday 2nd October Holsworthy & District Lions donated £500 to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. We are long-standing sup....Read More
  Lions unveil 2014 Carnival Queen and Fairy Queen
For a long time it looked like the 2014 Holsworthy Carnival would not have a Carnival Queen. The closing date for applications w....Read More
  Looking to make a difference
Holsworthy & District Lions recently presented a cheque for £100 to Kirsty Higgins, who works for Specsavers in Launceston.....Read More
  Duck race raises more than £850
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual duck race at the Bridgerule Carnival on Saturday 2nd August. One thousand yellow....Read More
  No Carnival Queen for Holsworthy Carnival?
Despite only taking over the running of the Holsworthy Carnival a few months ago, Holsworthy & District Lions have hit their f....Read More
  Balsdon Trust donated money for gazebo
The Balsdon Trust kindly donated £500 to Holsworthy & District Lions to help fund the cost of a new gazebo. The gazebo had it....Read More
  Cheque presented to Bude Canal Trust
Ray’s last task before handing over the position of Club President to Richard was to present a cheque for £100 to the Bude Cana....Read More
  New Club President takes office
Holsworthy & District Lions have elected a new President – carrying on with the trend of recent years that each President se....Read More
  Town Crying Competition a success
Six local school children took part in the Lions’ annual Junior Town Crier competition. It was a close call, but the trophy wa....Read More
  It’s official - Lions to run this year’s carnival
Friday 27th June saw the official handover to the new Carnival Committee. The former committee of Ron Ellacot (President), Wendy R....Read More
  Local swimmer on her way to Portugal
On Friday 20th June, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £100 to Amber Houghton from Bude to help fund a coach....Read More
  Holsworthy graduate on her way to Nicaragua
At their social meeting on 5th June, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £100 to Emily Walter to help her reac....Read More
  Lions help fund museum’s WWI project
On 15 May 2014 Holsworthy & District Lions donated a cheque for £250 to Holsworthy Museum to help fund the museum’s World....Read More
  Lions’ annual speed-pool tournament raises over £1100
Holsworthy and District Lions’ annual speed-pool competition was held on Saturday 3rd May in various pubs and clubs around Holsw....Read More
  Charter dinner
Holsworthy & District Lions Charter Dinner was held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 26 April. This was the thirty-ninth anniv....Read More
  Runners-up in South-west Skittles
On Thursday 24th April Holsworthy & District Lions were runners-up in the regional skittles tournament (District 105SW). The d....Read More
  Eggceptional effort with Easter eggs
Whilst drawing the winning Easter egg tickets on Saturday 19 April, Club President Ray Fursdon expressed his thanks to Mrs Shirley....Read More
  Marie Curie visit Holsworthy & District Lions
On 17 April 2014 Valerie Hoadley from the Launceston branch of Marie Curie visited Holsworthy & District Lions. Valerie gave a....Read More
  Holsworthy & District Lions help fund London trip
At their meeting on 3rd April, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £200 to Shebbear Community Primary School t....Read More
  More than £600 raised for Marie Curie
On the weekend of 22 and 23 March the Lions organised a bucket shake at Morrisons supermarket in Bude and in the town square in ai....Read More
  Lions and jaguars
On 20th March various members visited Ian Headon\'s Classic Jaguar Collection in Holsworthy. The Lions were treated to a very enjo....Read More
  Money donated to flood victems
At the Club\'s meeting on 20 February 2014 Club President Ray Fursdon proposed that the club donate £500 to help support the vict....Read More
  Festive Fun at the Children’s Christmas party
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday 15 December. Over 100 children attended t....Read More
  Annual coffee morning & winning draw tickets
The annual coffee morning took place in the Memorial hall on Wednesday 18 December. There was a ckae stall, a bric-abrac stall and....Read More
  Lions help with Philippines typhoon relief
In the past few weeks Holsworthy & District Lions have put up the Christmas trees in the town square, provided a BBQ at the to....Read More
  Lions put up Christmas tree in town square
Holsworthy & District Lions began buying, and putting up, the Christmas trees in Holsworthy town square in the late 1970s, and....Read More
  Hippie days are here again…
Holsworthy & District Lions’ annual “Fun day” for children and adults with disabilities took place in Holsworthy Memoria....Read More
  Fangtastic fun
Holsworthy & District Lions hosted a Halloween disco and fancy dress competition for local primary school children at Holswort....Read More
  Lions donate proceeds of quiz evening to RNLI
A quiz evening was hosted by Holsworthy & District Lions and the local branch of the RNLI at Chilsworthy Village Hall on Satur....Read More
  Lions’ Window Display
Holsworthy & District Lions produced a window display at local solicitors Peter, Peter & Wright promoting their message in....Read More
  Lions visit local brewery
On Thursday 19th September Holsworthy & District Lions took a well-deserved rest from fund-raising to enjoy an evening at “H....Read More
  Cheque presented to North Devon Hospice
Holsworthy & District Lions Club presented a cheque for £250 to Rebecca Worth and David Anderson on behalf of North Devon Hos....Read More
  Quacking good effort by the Lions
Holsworthy & District Lions held their annual duck race at the Bridgerule Carnival on Saturday 3rd August 2013. Some 830 yello....Read More
  Cheque presented to Bude Scouts
On Thursday 18th July Ray Fursdon, President of Holsworthy & District Lions Club, presented a cheque for £100 to Kevin O’Re....Read More
  Junior Town Crier Competition
The annual competition took place in the town square on Sunday 7th July as part of the St Peter\'s Fair Family Day. Eleven local c....Read More
  Children’s Christmas party a big success
Just before Christmas last year the club put on a Christmas party for local children under the age of ten. Hundreds of kids attend....Read More
 

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