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 Petersfield Lions donate 10 Audio Players

to the Petersfield Library

Petersfield Lions Club donated 10 "Boom Boxes" to the Petersfield Library, USB Audio Players that help bring Audio Books to life for people with impaired vision. These small battery powered units allow easy playing of Audio Books and Talking Papers via a pre-loaded USB stick and simple controls. They can be used by anyone with impaired vision, or anyone who finds it difficult to hold or manipulate the pages of a book.




Victorian Day for Petersfield Museum

Sunday 13th May saw a good turn out for the Victorian Day, organised by The Petersfield Museum. With period costumes, Bicycles and cars. On our stall we had, Bagatelle, Shove Ha'penny, HopScotch and Bobbing Dougnuts.




Cheque presentations to 3 charities 

Lion President Dave Read presented cheques for £287 each to, Cader MacPhail, Challengers, Jim Apted, Fitzroy and our Quiz Master Clive Midson presented a cheque to Nicola Winter, Home-Start Butser. Proceeds from our last two quiz nights




15 Years of Service

In recognition of 15 Years of Service to Lions, Mike Piatek and Lin Piatek are presented with their 15 Year Service Chevrons at our Club meeting by Secretary Trevor Copping.


Music Festival


We ran a very busy bar during the week of the annual Petersfield Music Festival.




Quiz Night

Our First Quiz Night of 2018 on Friday 2nd February, in total raised £369 for Challengers, Home-Start & Fitzroy.

The evening saw 6 teams compete, with "Universally Challenged" the ultimate winners.

"Universally Challenged - Winners"

Quiz Master Clive, contemplating a team's answer.



Swishing Party

We held a Swishing Party on 12th January, which was well attended and enjoyed by all.

This raised over £260 for Naomi House which was presented on the night.


Street Street Collections


 We had collections both in the High Street & at Tesco leading up to Christmas.



2017 Christmas Appeal Envelopes

This year we are posting 2000 envelopes through letter boxes around Petersfield, appealing for donations towards :-

* Christmas Parcels for the Elderly

*Funds for the PACT Food Bank

* Help for Home-Start families with young children experiencing a crisis this Christmas.

these can be handed into Winton House or handed to a Lion on one of our street collections over the next couple of weeks.




Petersfield Christmas Festival

& Art Exhibition

Sunday 3rd December we had our Toy Tombola stall outside Winton House for the Petersfield Christmas Festival. We also arranged an Art Exhibition in Winton House with the runners up and winning entry in this years Peace Poster Competition.

The Art exhibition will continue to be displayed in Winton House until the end of December.



Petersfield Christmas Lights Switch On

The Petersfield community turned out on Friday 24th November for the Town Center Christmas Lights Switch On organised by the Town Council.

We had a small stall in the Market Square, raising funds for Home-Start Butser.


Peace Poster Competition

This years Peace Poster Competition entitled "The Future of Peace", with over 270 entries from Year 7 at The Petersfield School proved challenging to judge. From the initial selection of 60, 18 Highly commended and one winner was selected 

Ella Rocha's picture was chosen as the overall winner by the team of Judges.

[Mr Leeson, Head of Visual Arts TPS, Caroline Strong, local Artist, Lion President David Read and fellow Lions, Trevor Copping and David Hague]

Ella's picture was subsequently entered into the 105D District level of the Competition where it came Second.  


"The Future of Peace" by Ella Rocher, Year 7, TPS.







We are pleased to announce that we are repeating the Winter Fuel Project this year, in order to alleviate some of the problems of poorer households in our area. Prior to this year, the scheme has raised £9,440 from the generous pensioners who have donated all or part of their Winter Fuel Payments.

Helen Drake, Chief Executive at Citizens Advice East Hampshire has confirmed to us how grateful they are for this initiative. 14 families already this year have been helped.

for full details see our Winter Fuel Project 2017 page


Blackmoor Apple Fair

What an incredibly busy day this is. Blackmoor Estate hold an Apple Tasting day in October and we were there again this year with our stall. It was busy, busy, busy, from 10am till 4pm when we had "sold out" of all our tombola tickets. 



Southern Pro Musica Bar

We ran the Bar for the "Southern Pro Musica" concert at the Festival Hall.


2nd Vice District Governor 

2nd Vice District Governor Jarvis MacDonald visited our Club meeting on Monday 2nd October.


"Universally Challenged" win again.

We held a successful quiz night at St Peter's Church Hall on Friday 29th September. With 8 Teams, the ones to come out victorious were Universally Challenged. We raised over £500 in aid of 3 charities, Home-Start Butser, Fitzroy & Challengers. 

"You might not want to see this", Clive shows the score board before the final round.


Charity Status 

Petersfield Lions Club (CIO) is now a Registered Charity, Number 1174868


Petersfield Summer Festival

On the Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday we held our Toy Tombola Stall at the Petersfield Festival, with a good turnout and the sun shining, we had lots of lucky winners. The stall was raising funds for Marlowe's Physiotherapy & Sensory equipment.


"Will this ticket be the winning number?"



South Downs Show

We  had a busy day on Sunday 20th August at the South Downs Show, Queen Elizabeth Country Park.


Dentaid delivery

In many parts of the world there is little or no access to dental care. A lot of people suffer with the pain and suffering of toothache, abscesses and diseases. Dentaid is a charity dedicated to enabling people from disadvantaged communities around the world to enjoy relief from dental pain and access good oral healthcare.  Dentaid supports oral health projects by supplying dental surgery equipment, portable dental equipment especially for rural areas and oral health education resources and training. Lions Clubs suport Dentaid by collecting equipment and fundraising. For the last 20 years Dentaid has been reconditioning and restoring equipment donated by dental practices across the UK and sending it to projects overseas.

John from Dentaid and Lion President Dave delivering a collection of X-Ray equipment collected from Dental 66 of Petersfield.

Litter Pick

On Sunday 6th August we helped the Petersfield Society with their Litter Pick around Petersfield.

Clanfield Celebrations

We held a toy Tombola Stall at this years Clanfield Celebrations on Saturday 8th July. This year we were raising money for Marlowe. Marlowe was born in July 2015 with down syndrome and a heart condition. She has been in hospital until now, Team Marlowe are raising funds to allow Marlowe to come home and be with her family, this necessitates a home extension, a sensory/therapy room and additional equipment.


Marlowe & family visited the stall


Club Change Over

Our club change over took place after the Centennial Celebrations at Winton House. Out going President Mike Piatek, handed over the chain of office to incoming President Dave Read. Mike thanked the club for their support and was presented with a scrapbook of his year in office.




The sun was shinning on us on Saturday 17th June for the Petersfield Lions Club's Centennial, Celebrating 100 Years of Lions Clubs International at Winton House.  The event was opened by MP Damian Hinds. Other guests included Petersfield Deputy Mayor Hillary Ayer & Lions 105D District Governor David Taylor.

Petersfield Deputy Mayor Hillary Ayer cutting the Centennial Cake with Lions President Mike Piatek

Centennial opened by Damian Hinds MP

Along with the free refreshments, music in the garden was provided by the Petersfield Ukulele Band and a String Quartet from Churcher's College. The Petersfield Police Cadets were a great asset helping out on the day.

Petersfield Ukulele Band

Churcher's College String Quartet


On the 17th June the Lions Club of Petersfield will be holding a Celebration of 100 years of Lions Clubs International at Winton House, Petersfield between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm.

The Lions Club of Petersfield was set up in 1972 with 22 members. There are 46,000 Clubs worldwide and 1.4 million members spread over 200 countries. Its mission statement is “to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs and encourage peace and understanding through Lions Club.”

There will be free refreshments and music provided by a string quartet from Churcher’s College and the Petersfield Ukelele Band. Our guests include Damien Hinds, M.P. and Hilary Ayer, Deputy Mayor. There will also be an opportunity to see some of our work in The Community and be able to talk to Lions Members about what being a Lion is all about.

We look forward to seeing all members of the public to what we expect will be an enjoyable and successful day.

Petersfield Spring Festival

Our stall at this years Petersfield Spring Festival proved popular despite the variable weather. All funds raised from our stall that day are going to Challengers. 

Challengers provide exciting, challenging, and – most importantly – inclusive play and leisure activities for disabled children and young people. (

SpecTrek 2017

This year's SpecTrek collected over 120,000 spectacles from the Lions Clubs in 105D (South of England), taking us over the 3 Million mark.

SpecTrek is the spectacle recycling collection event first started in 1982. Petersfield Lions organise vans to collect boxed up Spectacles, which have been collected over the last year, from Lions Clubs around 105D and transported to a storage point in Midhurst. These are then subsequently sorted and graded by Midhurst and Chichester Lions before being forwarded to France for distribution to 3rd world countries and elsewhere, where there is a need. 



Petersfield Lions would like to thank LMC Van Hire, Bordon, A1 Security, Petersfield, Age Concern Petersfield and Portsmouth Lions for the use of their vans for this collection. 

Blind Walk

Petersfield Town Mayor James Deane, joined Petersfield Lions on Saturday 1st April, to take part in our "Blind Walk" along Petersfield High Street. The Blind Walk was organised to highlight problems visually impaired people encounter & promote SpecTrek, the spectacle collection and recycling program we have run since 1982.


Cheque presentation to 3 Charities

Petersfield Lions President Mike Piatek presented three £250 cheques to Cader MacPhail from Challengers, Beth Vaughan from FitzRoy and Nicola Winter from Home-Start Butser, proceeds from our Quiz Night in February.

Wine Tasting Evening

At the end of March we  held a Wine Tasting Evening in conjunction with Majestic Wines of Petersfield. Tickets were sold out. It was a very successful evening. All funds raised are for Home-Start Butser.


Win an Easter Egg.....

Update : We have a winner, the winning ticket was drawn at The Townhouse. The winner is Steve Jacob​.

Call into The Townhouse before 10th April and enter our Easter Egg Draw to win a Giant Easter Egg, all proceeds to Challengers.

1st April - Blind Walk

On Saturday 1st April, Petersfield Lions will be holding a Blind Walk through the High Street, along with a stall outside Lloyds Bank collecting Spectacles for SpecTrek the following weekend. Joining us on the day will be the Town Mayor, James Dean.  

Window display for sight

Mackarness & Lunt, Solicitors, kindly let us advertise in their window our upcoming "Blind Walk" & "SpecTrek" along with our Lions Centennial "Pop In" on 17th June.



Quiz Night

Petersfield Lions held a very successful Quiz Night in St Peter's Church Hall on Friday 3rd February. We raised over £630 in aid of 3 charities, Home-Start Butser, Fitzroy & Challengers. 

The winning team were "Universally Challenged".


Home-Start Butser Presentation

Petersfield Lions President Mike Piatek presented a cheque to Home-Start Butser, Nicola Winter and Martina Fitzgerald for £500, his brings the total to £1,230 the Petersfield Lions have donated to Home-Start Butser in the last 12 months.
"Home-Start Butser plays a vital role in supporting local families and young children at times of need and stress. It helps by greatly reducing feelings of isolation and encouraging the local community to work together to support these families.”


New Year, New Pop-In Menu

Come along to our Pop In Cafe at Winton House every 2nd Saturday, 9:30 to 12 noon, where we now do Bacon Butties and Scrambled Egg on Toast along with the usual Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cake.


Christmas Parcels

Just some of the 43 Christmas Parcels we delivered this year.


Christmas Collections

We had a successful 3 days collecting, at Rams Walk, Tesco's & the High Street, with the collections going towards Christmas Parcels and a Childrens Pantomine in January.

Petersfield Christmas Festival

It was a busy day on the Wild Animal Tombola stall at the Petersfield Christmas Festival and we had  a winner on the Whiskey Game.


Petersfield Christmas Lights Switch-ON

Barclays Window Display

Over the Christmas period, Barclays Bank in Petersfield allowed us to put on a Christmas Window Display to showcase the different activities which Petersfield Lions Club organise throughout the year along with the Lions Clubs International 100 year Centennial in 2017.  

Peace Poster Competition

Lily Street-Woodward a Year 7 student at TPS, won the Petersfield Lions Club entry in the Lions International Peace Poster Competition. This will now go up against other entries in the local Lions District 105D, and the winner of that round will be entered nationally, followed by an international competition. This year entitled "A Celebration of Peace", the contest encourages young people to think about world peace and creatively express what it means to them.

The competition was judged jointly by Mr Leeson - TPS Head of Visual Arts, Petersfield Lions and Caroline Strong - a local artist. Lion President Mike Piatek presented Lily with a framed copy of her winning poster, along with a certificate and an art token.

Lily's Peace Statement :-

"Peace means having respect for each other and sharing the responsibility to overcome disagreements and conflicts through gestures of goodwill and friendship."


Remembrance Sunday

Blackmoor Apple Fair

Sunday 9th October saw us at the 

Blackmoor Apple Tasting Fair,

a busy, sometimes even sunny day,

Our Toy Tombola was popular with the children

and the Whisky Draw added to the Stall,

All the takings today on our stall is going to Home-Start Butser.

Southern Pro Musica Concert

Saturday 8th October, we organised the bar at the Southern Pro Musica Concert. 

Petersfield Triathlon

Sunday 25th of September, 

we helped with marshalling at the Petersfield Triathlon

1st Vice District Governor 

Peter Burnett 1st Vice District Governor 105D visited our 

Club Meeting on Monday 5th Sept. 

Peter & Club President Mike Piatek exchanged bannerettes.

Club Changeover

Saturday 2nd July

Outgoing Club President Clive Midson, handed over the President's Chain of Office to Mike Piatek at our Club Changeover Social in Winton House on Saturday 2nd July.

Clive thanked the Club members for their support over the past year and presented a cheque for £500 to David Podger, Trustee of HomeStart-Butser.

Clive is also presented with a Scrapbook of his year.

Forthcoming events :-
2018 marks 50 Years of LCIF

Liss School Summer Fete
Sat 9th June

Paultons Park trip
Sunday 17th June

Clanfield Fete
Saturday 14th July

South Downs Show
Sunday 19th August

Petersfield Summer Festival
Sunday 26th August

Quiz Night
St Peters Hall 7:30pm
Friday 5th October

Blackmoor Estate
Apple Tasting Day

Sunday 14th October

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LAST UPDATE 21 March 2018
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