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Book-Fest

Petersfield Lions Club would like to thank the people of Petersfield for their kind support and generosity when we held a Book-Fest on Saturday 25th July outside Lloyd's Bank with a large selection of books available for a donation. This was our first event since March. Despite the weather we raised over £251 which will help us continue supporting good causes in Petersfield and the surrounding areas during the Corona virus Pandemic. On our stall we also had our "Message in a Bottle" and launched our New "Message in a Wallet", this is a simple idea to help you and the paramedics in an emergency by recording your personal and medical details, for further details on these goto the Message in a Bottle page.



New Club President for a

challenging year ahead


For Petersfield Lions Club's President, this year’s changeover on Friday 26th June was done a little differently due to the virus, by video with the rest of the club watching from the comfort of their homes.

Outgoing Lion President Mary Putnam handed over the Chain of Office, by keeping social distancing rules using a litter picking tool, to incoming President, Lion Jo Walters. 
Incoming Lion President Jo, said "Supporting the local community has always been our priority and coming out of lockdown will bring new challenges both for fundraising and ensuring our donations go to the right people in the community. Be assured though where there is a need there is a Lion and as a Club we will be doing our utmost best to achieve that. Thank you to all of those who have supported the Lions this year and who continue to do so."


Laptop for Petersfield Kings Arms

On Monday 15th June, Petersfield Lions Club President Mary Putnam handed over a laptop at social distance to Petersfield King Arms representative Mandy May. This will help students who attend The King Arms with their studies both during lockdown and afterwards.


2 Laptops for TPS


Lion President Mary Putnam presented a cheque for £500 to The Petersfield School Assistant Principal, John Lodge. Thanks to an anonymous donation,  Petersfield Lions were able to donate the money to buy two laptops. 


Lockdown Donations

We are continuing to help the local community where we can during these difficult times, when the Lockdown started in March/April,  Petersfield Lions donated £500 to PACT Food Bank and £1000 to The Salvation Army. 

At the beginning of May Petersfield Lions Club also donated £500 to Kings Arms for the purchase of a laptop computer to help a  vulnerable student during lockdown and £130 via Age Concern for a cooker plus a further £250 to PACT Food Bank.

We also purchased a ramp to help an elderly lady in a wheelchair access her garden, via Age Concern. 

 

Petersfield Coronavirus

Resource Hub Leaflet

The Resource Hub Flyer has been distributed around the town, if you have a neighbour who doesn't have access to the Internet please grab one from a shop and pass it on, or print your own. Lots of useful information, advice & help.


Message in a Wallet

Petersfield Lions Club was set to launch it's new "Message in a Wallet" on the day we were all placed in lock-down, this will now have to wait a while, however, it has given one of our Lions a chance to fold them up, lock-down meant it didn't take long for all 2000 to be folded.

The "Message in a Wallet" is another simple idea to help you and Paramedics in an emergency. It works in a similar way to the Lions very successful "Message in a Bottle". The form contains personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - in this case the wallet. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. 

 

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We've joined the New Community Lottery

Petersfield Lions Club are one of the good causes in the New East Hampshire Community Lottery. Join in for a chance to win prizes every week and help us raise funds for local good causes at the same time.

https://www.easthantslottery.co.uk/support/petersfield-lions-club

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PSA Blood Test Event

The Petersfield Lions Club (CIO) and the Hampshire Branch of the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation charity (PCaSO) are holding a Prostate Cancer Blood Test Event at The Festival Hall, Petersfield on Saturday 16th May, between 10an and 3pm.


Diabetes Awareness Day

Despite the bad weather we had a fair turnout for our first Diabetes Awareness Day at Winton House on Saturday 15th February 2020. We also had visits from Damien Hinds MP and Petersfield's Town Mayor. 

Diabetes Day organiser Lion Steve Walters talking to East Hampshire MP Damion Hinds .

Petersfield Town Mayor Cllr Lesley Farrow with Petersfield Lion President Mary Putnam.


Lion Clive with a member of the public on the scales in the bmi calculation area.


Lions attending the Diabetes Awareness Day at Winton House.

Lion Mike Piatek standing outside Winton House inviting people in.


Petersfield Lions Club, in association with Diabetes UK, organised a Diabetes Awareness Day at Winton House in Petersfield on Saturday 15th February 2020.

A total of 53 people defied the wind and rain of storm Dennis to check their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Town Mayor Cllr Lesley Farrow and East Hampshire MP Damien Hinds both took part in this awareness event.

It was a chance for people to better understand the possible risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and obtain advice on making changes to reduce this risk.

Organiser Stephen Walters, from Petersfield Lions said he was sure the weather had a big impact on the number of people attending and that we are hoping to run another event in the summer for all those who didn't want to venture out this day.  Early diagnosis followed by treatment, is vital to their long term health and if we can help spread the word, and help raise awareness of the condition, we have achieved our goal.

 

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Kings Arms cheque presentation


Petersfield Lions Club President Mary Putnam presented Caroline Aeschliman of The Kings Arms Petersfield with a cheque for £612 at our club meeting on Monday 3rd February. The money was raised by Lion Dee Cann when she took part in the Great South Run in October last year.



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Quiz Night

Petersfield Lions Club held a very successful Quiz Night on Friday 31st January in aid of The Kings Arms Petersfield and raised £475. During the interval we were treated to a talented young musician, Alexandra and her Violin, also raising money for her trip later this year, teaching music as part of "The Commonwealth@70 Resounds in Antigua & Barbuda".
At the end of the evening, our Quiz Master, Lion Clive Midson presented vouchers to the winning quiz team, "The Lifers". 


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Christmas Meal

2020 Started off with a Christmas Meal at the Old Drum in Petersfield. A pride of Lions attended in their best bib and tucker and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.


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Christmas Collections 2019

Throughout December we were busy with our Christmas Appeal, collecting for our Parcels for the Elderly, PACT Food Bank and other Local Deserving Causes. After a very busy Lights Switch On at the end of November, we held our Toy Tombola stall at the Christmas Festival. 

The first week of December we delivered our appeal envelopes around Petersfield. We also held a Street Collection and a collection at Tesco. All combined we raised over £2200. 


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Club member for 21 years

Petersfield Lions Club bid a sad farewell to Paul Molloy after 21 Years in the Club. During this time he was not only Treasurer and President of the club but also Mayor of Petersfield. Paul was always a very active member of the club and a well known person around town, from organising youth awards and the Military Wives Choir that came to Petersfield, to abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower fundraising. Paul was presented with a Lions plaque for his 21 years of service and a photo montage of his time in the club by long time friend and fellow Lion David Hague in December. 



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Peace Poster Competition

"Journey of Peace"

This year's Petersfield Lions Club's Peace Poster Competition, "Journey of Peace", was won by TPS year 7 student Esme Ostersen.  Esme's quote on peace was :- 

"The idea of peace is one thing, creating peace is another, but in the end it is worth striving for."


The competition saw some very imaginative and creative entries, but the judges, Petersfield Lions and local artist Caroline Strong, felt Esme's entry best represented the theme. 

Petersfield Lions Club President Mary Putnam presented Esme with a Certificate, a Framed Copy of her picture and a £25 book token kindly donated by The Petersfield Bookshop.
There were also 3 Highly Commended pictures by Eleanor Dudman, Ella Brotherton and Poppy Cooksey.
The Competition is run every year by Lions Clubs International and this year's theme was "Journey of Peace". It's a way of encouraging young people to think about world peace and their interpretation of this as a piece of artwork.
Esme's picture subsequently came Second in the Lions District 105SC Competition. 

Petersfield Christmas Lights Switch On

Probably our busiest stall ever at a Petersfield Christmas Lights Switch ON. We had a great time with lots of prizes won.

Remembrance Sunday


Petersfield Lions Club are proud to be part of the Petersfield Remembrance Service.

We will remember them.....


Cheque Presentation to 

TPS for Duke of Edinburgh

Petersfield Lions President Mary Putnam presented The Petersfield School Principal Mark Marande & Emma Glue a cheque for £250 towards the hardship fund at T.P.S. to assist with costs for students who otherwise could not participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


Litter Picking


A team of Petersfield Lions joined in with The Petersfield Society's litter pick on Sunday 3rd November, to clean up Petersfield ready for Remembrance Sunday.


Blackmoor Apple Tasting Day


As usual a busy day at the Blackmoor Apple Tasting Day on Sunday 13th October, we didn't get quite as wet as last year.

Visit from 2nd Vice District Governor

At our Club meeting on 2nd October, we had a visit from 2nd Vice District Governor Brian Donovan. 

Lion President Mary presented Brian with a Petersfield Club bannerette, Brian presented Mary with a ruby stress ball, to help with her year ahead.

New Club Member


At our Club meeting on Monday 2nd September, President Mary Putnam and Vice President Jo Walters, badged-up and welcomed Jo Huxley into the club.


Petersfield Summer Festival


We had a busy day at the Petersfield Summer Festival with our Toy Tombola, we also had our Summer Pledging board, with some great pledges by local businesses, by the end of August we had raised over £700. 


South Downs Show


 Petersfield Lions had a couple of wild days at the South Downs Show. 

 Bastille Comedy Evening

A successful fun night at Petersfield Community Centre as the Lions presented their Bastille Comedy Evening. Including French themed food and drink, the entertainment included a quiz, ukelele band and BBC writer, broadcaster and comedian Jeremy Nicholas, who gave his latest presentation "What are you talking abaout?", before taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

 

 

Changeover & Charter BBQ

 

Petersfield Lions Club held it's Charter & Changeover at Winton House on Saturday 22nd June. With Club members, supporters and guests, it was an excellent evening & BBQ. Outgoing President Sandra Manktelow started by presenting our National Peace Poster Competition winner, The Petersfield School year 8 student Jemma Green with a Lions Medallion & a copy of the "Lion" magazine with photos of her presentation on UN Day from the Houses of Parliament.Jemma's interpretation of the theme 'Kindness Matters' in her poster was widely praised by TPS staff & Lions Club representatives from around the country.Sandra thanked the club for all their support over the past year, she was thrilled that we had gained 6 new club members in this time & presented Paul Molloy with a chevron badge for his 20th Year as a Lion. Sandra then handed over the Presidents Chain of Office to incoming President Mary Putnam. Mary said she was really looking forward to a busy fundraising and social year, starting with our "Bastille Comedy evening" on Saturday 13th July.

 

 

 







Forthcoming events :-
2nd Book-Fest
now with added Jigsaws
Saturday 15th August 
9 - 12noon
Outside Lloyds Bank

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The Ten Performing Lions 
Saturday 5th September 
9 - 12 noon
Outside Lloyds Bank

Help us with our fundraising by donating
to our new gofundme fundraising page.



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