Welcome to the Bracknell Forest Lions Club website!

Serving the community....

If you are new to Lionism, through these pages you will be able to find out about the work of the international organisation of Lions and our Lions Club in particular. If you are a Lion, and perhaps planning to visit our area, we hope that the information on our website will encourage you to visit our club or one of our events. 

fb logoDon't forget to visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bracknellforestlions/ for up to date information too.

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Who are we?

We're a group from the local area who have come together to help others, as part of a wider national and international organisation. We all live in or near the brilliant town of Bracknell, and our proud to be members of the local community here.

Bracknell Forest Lions is currently a club with a membership of 19 people, and we are working hard to raise funds to help local, national and international charities and good causes. Take a look at the meet the club and message from our president links on the left to find out more about us. In 2018 we won "team of the year" in the Pride of Bracknell Awards- see the video below in which we feature!

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If you'd like to support us....

There are a number of ways in which you can support us- by attending our events, donating money, unwanted (new unused) gifts for our raffles and tombolas, coming along to help out with activities and events or even just  spreading the word about who we are and what we do!
We have recently signed up to Easy Fundraising where you can support us whilst doing your online shopping without it costing you a penny! Head on over to the Bracknell Lions Easy Fundraising page today to set yourself up!

Below is some information about what we've been up to recently! Our biggest event is the Bracknell Show which is a huge family event every July. For more information, please visit the Bracknell Show pages. The next event is Saturday 18th July 2020.


Below is a little information about what we've been up to over the last 8 years since we set up this website- though the club have been running for 50 years!

2020

2019 

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Upcoming plans for 2019 (visit our events pages for more info)

  • The Bracknell Show Sat 20th July
  • Christmas Carol singing at Waitrose
  • Christmas Tombola at Martins Heron Tescos


01Team of the Year Winner Bracknell Forest Lions Club

2018

  • Assisted with the Me2Club Christmas party with a donation and staffing their party
  • Raised over 370 at a Christmas Tombola at Martins Heron Tescos in December
  • Laid a wreath at the Remembrance Sunday service.
  • Donated 750 to South Hill Park for the Dementia-friendly film screenings
  • Collected sleeping bags from Reading festival site to donate to  Pilgrim Hearts winter night shelter
  • Marshalled the Lexicon Bracknell Half Marathon 2018
  • Run the Bracknell Show- 21st July 2018 and raised over 3,000
  • Held our Clubs 50th anniversary Charter in May
  • Planted and maintained the Bracknell Lions Centenary flowerbed (Wildridings Playingfields)
  • Funded a trip to Paultons Park for children with additional needs and their families
  • Assisted at Windsor Lions Charity Horse Race
  • Continued to raise funds for the Gambia Appeal
  • Raised over 650 with an Easter Egg Raffle and Easter Egg Tombola
  • Raised 600 for Marie Curie at a March collection at Bracknell Morrisons
  • Committed to donating to DrugFam through our Easter Egg Tombola
  • Responded to requests for Message In a Bottle including Skimped Hill Surgery and Bagshot Road Surgery

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2017

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2016

  • Selected Pilgrim Hearts to be our charity Christmas Appeal, raising 504 for them
  • Assisted local families at Christmas with food hampers
  • Assisted in raising almost 2,000 for the Gambia Appeal
  • Helped out with and donated money for the Me2Club Christmas party
  • Assisted Woodley and Earley Lions by marshalling their fireworks display
  • Laid a wreath at the War Memorial and St Michaels Church
  • Ran the wonderfully successful Bracknell Show for the second year running, raising over 2,800 for local causes
  • Marshalled the Bracknell Half Marathon
  • Donated 200 to the MD Distaster Fund
  • Collected 200 pairs of second hand spectacles to Spec Treck
  • Donated 96 to a local family in need
  • Donated 400 to the Children of Syria Refugee Fund
  • Spent a day collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Research

 2015

  • Assisted Woodley & Earley Lions with their Charity Firework Extravaganza in November
  • Donated 150 to the Serbia Appeal
  • Presented at Bracknell Self Care Week about Message In A Bottle
  • Donated to Bracknell College Police trainees for their mobile display vehicle
  • Helped a local scouts group renovate their tired looking scout hut
  • Received funds from the Waitrose Green Token Community Matters Scheme and the Bracknell Council Blue bin recycling points scheme
  • Donated again to the Me 2 Club for their Christmas party for children with disabilities
  • Donated 25 to Parkinsons UK and 25 to Cancer Research in memory of two member's relatives who sadly passed away recently
  • Successfully run a wonderful community event- Bracknell Show for the first time in almost 30 years
  • Raised over 1700 profit at the Bracknell Show
  • Donated Over 200 to the Nepal Earthquake fund after a last-minute tin-shake in Bracknell which raised over half that money.
  • Donated 150 to the Ebola Fund
  • Helped out with costs and manpower for the Me 2 Club Christmas party for volunteers and children
  • Laid a wreath at the Bracknell Remembrance Day Event
  • Added to our growing membership with 3 new members and 2 more prospective
  • Assisted Woodley Lions with their charity firework display
  • Donated 200 to the Salvation Army

2014

  • Assisted with the Me 2 Club Summer trip
  • Donated 50 to a local Judo club for a trip to Japan
  • Donated 200 to a local scouts group for desperately needed equipment
  • Raised over 400 at the Wokingham May Fayre, and distributed it  to local causes
  • Marshalled at the Bracknell Half Marathon for another year running
  • Raised over 500 at two Tin shakes over the Christmas period, to be split between the Lions Syria Fund and the local Bracknell Food Bank
  • Donated to the LCIF Measles Appeal
  • Donated to the Lions Multiple District Flood Relief Fund
  • Collected numerous pairs of glasses for Spektrek
  • Helped out at the Big Dig at the Jeallots Hill Community Landshare Project  

 2013

  • Raised 625 (plus!) by taking part in Maidenhead Lions Fundrun!
  • Bought a Pulse Oximeter for a baby in Ascot
  • Donated two Beekeeping suits to Jealotts Hill Community Garden Project
  • More than doubled our membership after a tough recruitment drive in the Martins Heron area of Bracknell
  • Delivered top up Message In a Bottle stock to a number of surgerys and Age Concern
  • Received a Banner patch in recognition of our support of Lions Reading Action Programme
  • Assisted with Burnham Lions Charity Bike Ride
  • Helped out with the Me2Club 10th anniversary party
  • Put Spektrek boxes in 4 locations around teh area to collected unwanted glasses to donate to those in need
  • Raised a huge 350.70 with our Tombola at the Wokingham May Fayre 2013
  • Donated 200 alongside RNIB to a local blind resident that needed some help with home furnishings
  • Raised 426.92 for Marie Curie at a tin-shake at Martins Heron Tescos
  • Donated 125 to Wateraid
  • Created and delivered Christmas  food parcels for MS sufferers in the Bracknell area
  • Fundraised 110 with a tin-shake outside Martins Heron Tescos, 85 of which has been donated to Bracknell Food Bank
  • Donated 50 to the Bracknell Forest Mayors Charity, Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance.
  • Raised 217 at Wokingham Winter Carnival which we're looking forwards to giving out to local charities in need!
  • Donated 50 to Windsor Theatre Describers  to take children with special needs to the theatre
  • Committed to help the Me2 Club Project in Wokingham with their Christmas party again and donated 50
  • Ringfenced 50 for NHS Food Parcels in the local area
  • Assisted with two local families to send their children on school trips

2012

2011

  • Raised over 1000 for the Alexander Devine Trust by one club member Abseiling the Reading Blade!
  • Paid for children with Special Educational needs to visit Beale Park and the Christmas Pantomime at South Hill Park 
  • Raised over 700 at our second Charity Race Night September 2011, and donated 400 of that to Help for Heroes 
  • Donated money to Frimley Hospital's Heart 2 Heart appeal  towards the building of a new "Heart Attack Center"
  • Attended the Golden Age Retirement fair at Ascot Race Course to give out packs of Mesage In A Bottle (MIAB)
  • Raised 700 for St Dunstan's by running a fun Race Night in February 2011
  • Ran successful Tombola Stalls at Wokingham Christmas Carnival and Wokingham May Fayre
  • Continued to keep local surgeries and residential homes stocked with Mesage In A Bottle (MIAB)
  • Donated to Life organisation
  • Marshalled at Bracknell Half Marathon and Burnham Lions Bike Ride
  • Helped with car parking at Wokingham Guide Dogs event
  • Donated to Windsor Theatre Describers
  • Helped the organising committe of the Lions 105D District Convention
  • Donated to the Pakistan Earthquake disaster appeal
Please click on the links above if you'd like to visit the websites of all the organisations we've worked with and raised money for.
Bracknell Half Marathon logoGuid Dogs logo Frimley Hospital Heart 2 Heart logoLife organisation logoSt Dunstens Trust logoMessage In A Bottle logo
me 2 club logoHelp for Heroes logoAlexander Devine logo

Have you some time to spare?

  • Community Service
  • Fundraising
  • Social Activities
Any help is gratefully received. 

& Upcoming plans:

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