Who are The Lions?
Lions Clubs are an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world.
- Members of the world’s largest and most active service club organisation.
- Men and women who believe that by working together they will accomplish far more than would be possible as individuals.
- Members committed to solving worldwide health and social problems, and who realise that solutions are possible when every Lions Club participates.
- People who cherish the fellowship of their own Club, but who also feel a close kinship with Lions in over 200 countries throughout the world.
- Individuals dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards in their Club – and in their personal lives.
- People who are serious about their commitment to humanitarian service, but have fun along the way.
We cover all costs from our own dues, ensuring that all donated funds go to the causes. Transparency and accountability operate at every level; in fact, The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation the “best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.
We are proud that our organisation is close to a century old, and that it has a distinguished history of doing good works for the world. Local communities respect and trust their clubs, both because those clubs are made up of neighbours and friends who have a long record of support, and because of the Lions Clubs International name and legacy.
We have fun in our clubs. And when we meet fellow Lions for the first time, we treat them like old friends.
When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So at the same time you’re helping your own community locally, you can also contribute to Lions community efforts in other countries.
The Lions have no paid executives and all members give their time freely.
Since it’s formation in 1976, Wroxham & Hoveton Lions Club has been working hard to help those who are less fortunate. To enable us to do this, the Club is very active in undertaking various fundraising activities throughout the year. We are very grateful to the public for their generosity, as without this we would not be able to support the many deserving causes we help.
We are very fortunate to have our own Charity Shop in the Riverside Precinct, Hoveton, and a substantial part of our income is generated from this source, thanks to the generous donations made by the public of clothes, bric a brac etc. All monies go into our general charity fund. The Shop opens seven days a week during the period June to September (9am to 4.45pm Mon to Sat, 10am to 4pm Sundays) and Monday to Saturdays 9am to 4pm for the rest of the year. We always welcome donations of clean, good quality items and the shop can be contacted on 01603 783737.
Cuddly Toy Tombola
Just round the corner from our shop is our Cuddly Toy Tombola, which operates from May through to the end of September, seven days a week, weather permitting. For an outlay of 50 pence per ticket, you have the chance to win a cuddly dog or teddy, depending on your choice of ticket. At the start of the year, the incoming President selects two charities and the proceeds are split equally between them.
This operates on similar lines to the main tombola, but visits fairs, fetes and other events. A deserving cause to benefit from the proceeds is decided on by the Club.
The Club organises four Craft Fairs during the year, which are held at the Broadland Youth & Community Centre. Good quality local handmade crafts and goods are available to purchase and it is the opportunity to find something just a little bit different. The Fairs run between 10am & 3pm on advertised dates. Admission is free and refreshments are available at very reasonable prices. All monies from this event go into our general charity fund.
See our Events page for forthcoming Craft Fairs.
HOVETON CHARITY VILLAGE FETE
Following the success of the first fete in 2017, this event is now held on an annual basis and replaces the Charity Motor Show, which has been discontinued due to the rising cost of hiring the venue.
With the exception of the new cars, the Fete is run on similar lines to its predecessor, with all the similar attractions providing fun for all the family. It’s a great summer day out!
This is a relatively recent fundraising activity. After a successful trial run in Hoveton, similar events are now run in each of the main villages in our area on an annual basis.
Since 2005, the sleigh, complete with Father Christmas, has, during each December, been visiting the villages around our area, as well as spending a day outside Roy’s Department store in Hoveton and the Tesco store at Stalham. While the main aim is to help raise money for local deserving causes, the real bonus of the sleigh is to see the delight it brings, on the faces of both young and old.