News archive July 2015 - June 2016

Saturday 11th June

Tea Party for the Queen's 90th Birthday

at Clanfield


The flags were flying this weekend in Clanfield for the Queen's 90th Birthday, 

our Wild Animal Tombola was popular with the children.


Sunday 29th May

Petersfield Spring Festival

The sun was shinning for a Bank Holiday weekend in Petersfield. Our Wild Animal Tombola with a new selection of animals was very popular. All the proceeds going to Home Start Butser.



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Sunday 2nd May

East Meon Country Fair

Despite the weather, there was a really good turn out at the East Meon Country Fair. 

Our Wild Animal Tombola nearly Sold Out! and the Whisky Draw was popular.

This years stall was in aid of "Home Start Butser"



Petersfield Lions on their annual SpecTrek around 105D 

collecting over 140,000 used spectacles.

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Christmas Parcels

We make festive Christmas Parcels to give to local deserving people who often appreciate the visit and chat, just as much as the parcel itself.


We did it in 2014

so let’s wipe out fuel poverty again

We wiped out fuel poverty in 2014 and we can do the same this year –  this is the rallying call from 

The Petersfield Post and the Lions Club of Petersfield 

as this winter’s campaign gets under way.

Last year’s campaign to help struggling householders around Petersfield who were having difficulties paying their fuel bills raised more than £5000 – enough to completely wipe out fuel poverty in the town last winter. Now the campaign is being launched again with households in Petersfield set to benefit again along with Liss and Liphook.

A total of 30 families were given financial help thanks to last year’s campaign, meaning they were able to keep their heating turned up during the cold winter months.

People over the age of 65 receive the payment every year from the government but it’s not means tested, meaning pensioners will receive it whether they are in financial need or not. Our campaign allows money to be donated directly to those people in the community who need the funds to keep their heating on. This is done using a list compiled by the Petersfield Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) of those needing assistance with their energy bills. How much you donate is up to you.

We don’t pass judgement on how people got to this stage, we are just trying to do what Lions do – which is to help those people who need our help.

Click here for full details of how the Winter Fuel Campaign works and to download a coupon. 


Petersfield Lions

21st Annual Quiz.

We held the twenty first annual quiz and draw on Friday, 30 October at the Petersfield Festival Hall.   The evening was in aid of Holidays for Disabled People and raised a total of £2486, a little more than last  year’s total of £2250. 

Since 1992 a total of £31,983 has been donated to Holidays for Disabled People.


Lion’s Club member Clive Midson again acted very ably as Quiz Master.

Twenty eight teams took part and Holidays for Disabled People supported the evening by entering two teams. Other teams were made up of local clubs, societies, businesses and friends. The winner of the quiz, for the second year running, was a team from Life Church Petersfield with a score of 82 out of a possible 90.  They were presented with £60 and a trophy to keep for a year.  The Buddies were second with 80 and The Anchorites from Liphook were third with a score of 76. The team with the lowest score of 39 were presented with a bag of sweets each. 

The holidays for disabled people are supported, usually, by one helper per disabled person. Medical staff are also in attendance throughout the holidays. The holidays are costly to organise and need specially adapted transport and numerous items of general and medical equipment.  The amount raised at the quiz, although impressive, is a mere drop in the ocean when it is realised that three specially adapted coaches are needed for each year’s holiday at a cost of around £3,500 each.

Select here for a full list of "Quiz Teams" and "Raffle Prizes & Sponsors


Waitrose "Community Matters" 

green token scheme

Petersfield Lions Club would like to thank Waitrose Petersfield for the £338 cheque from their "Community Matters" Green Token scheme during September. Many thanks also to all of the customers who support this scheme.


Official Opening of 

refurbished Pop-In tearoom.

Petersfield Lions were at the Official Opening of the newly refurbished Pop-In tearooms at Winton House  on Saturday 19th September.

Immediate past President Paul Molly, presented a cheque to cover the refurbishment of a Dresser in the Tearooms, to  Ric Girdlestone, chairman of WHC Trustees.  

The refurbished dresser.

Thank you speeches were also given by Petersfield Town Mayor, Councillor Lesley Farrow and Ric Girdlestone to the local businesses and volunteers who had helped in the refurbishment of the tearooms, from donations of paint to helping hands.

The tearoom is well supported within the town by the public and voluntary clubs.

Petersfield Lions hold a Pop-In coffee morning here every 2nd Saturday of the month. 


Paul’s year a roaring success

Lion President Paul Molloy, handed over the Presidents Chain of Office to Clive Midson at Winton House during the clubs change over social on Saturday 27th June.

Paul thanked everyone in the club for their hard work and support over the last year, with events encompassing everything from stalls at fetes, a Quiz Night, a trip to Paultons Park with FitzRoy and the Winter Fuel Project, to a Charity Concert with amongst others, the “Portsmouth Military Wives”.


Ian Dawson was awarded the “Wooden Spoon” for his new found cooking skills, and Trevor Copping the “Bagpipes” for stepping in as Fundraising Officer at the time of the Winter Fuel Project, and subsequent Charity Concert.



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