News archive July 2018 - June 2019

Music Festival Bar

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


Presentation at Houses of Parliament

TPS Year 8 student Jemma Green who won the Petersfield Lions sponsored Peace Poster Competition this year, also won the District and subsequently the National Competition. Jemma's interpretation of the theme 'Kindness Matters' was widely praised by TPS staff and Lions Club representatives from around the country. Jemma attended the Houses of Parliament in Westminster Palace at the Lions International UN Day, to be presented with a Certificate, cheque & framed copy of her picture. She was accompanied by Petersfield Lion President Sandra Manktelow, Teacher Harriette and mother, Kate. Well done Jemma! 



 Presentation of certificate by Chairman of Council of Governors Peter Burnett and 3rd International Vice President Brian Sheehan



Quiz Night

We held a Quiz Night at St Peters Church Hall on Friday 8th March, in aid of Age Concern Luncheon Club.




PSA testing day

The Petersfield Lions Club (CIO) and the Hampshire Branch of the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation charity (PCaSO) held a blood testing event at Winton House in Petersfield High Street on Saturday 2nd March.

for a full report on the day see our "PSA test day" page


Damien Hinds MP giving a small blood sample for PSA testing, with phlebotomist Marrie Simms and Peter Wier, PCaSO.  




Coffee Morning


We held a coffee morning in aid of Headway West Sussex. Headway support people who have survived a brain injury and now face a new future, offering help and advice.

Trevor Hines of Headway gave a short talk about what they do and was presented with a cheque for £250 by Club President Sandra Manktelow and host Vice President Mary Putnam.



 Petersfield Lions Club's first AGM


 Petersfield Lions Club (CIO) held it's first AGM as a registered charity on Monday 18th February at The Town House.

The Trustees presented to the Club and guests, reports on the Clubs Activities and Fundraising for the year 2017-18.

Club President Sandra Manktelow also presented 2 cheques for £500 each to Terry Doubleday, Chairman, Butser Home Start and Marion Voller, Chair, PACT Food Bank, from monies raised from our Christmas Envelope, Tesco & High Street collections.




Lions Centennial Bench

Audrey Tidd unveiled a refurbished bench outside Winton House Centre in memory of her late husband, Terry Tidd on Saturday 22nd December. Terry, a founder member of the Petersfield Lions Club, formed in 1972, was a very enthusiastic, dedicated club member and President 3 times. 

The bench also commemorates the Lions Clubs International Centennial, 1917 to 2017.


Christmas Street Collections

We held our Christmas Street Collections in The High Street and at Tesco's, collecting for this year's Christmas Appeal. 

Many thanks to the people of Petersfield for your generosity.


Christmas Envelope Appeal

Petersfield Lions 2018 Christmas Appeal

this year is raising funds for;- 

"Christmas Parcels for the elderly"

"Funds for PACT Food Bank"   and

"Home-Start Butser", helping families with young children experiencing a crisis this Christmas. 

We have been distributing envelopes around Petersfield for donations, Gift Aid is also available adding to your donation by 25%. Please return either to Winton House Centre or The Petersfield Post.

(We regret Lions will NOT be calling at the door to collect the envelopes).

Alternatively you can donate on-line via MyDonate.

…with many thanks for your support.


Peace Poster Competition 2018

"Kindness Matters"

The Petersfield School year 8 Student Jemma Green has won this year's Petersfield Lions Club's Peace Poster Competition. The Competition is run every year by Lions Clubs International and this year's theme was "Kindness matters". It's a way of encouraging young people to think about world peace and their interpretation of this as a piece of artwork. 

The competition saw some very imaginative and creative entries, but the judges, Petersfield Lions and Caroline Strong, a local Petersfield Artist, felt Jemma's entry best represented the theme of "Kindness Matters". Subsequently, Jemma's picture has also won at the Lions District 105D level and now goes forward to the National competition. 

Jemma was presented with a Certificate, a Framed Copy of her picture and a £25 book token kindly donated by The Petersfield Bookshop. 

There is also an Art Exhibition in the Winton House Centre showing the Winning picture and all entries until the new year.


Petersfield Christmas Festival


Blind Walk

Hilary Ayer, The Petersfield Town Mayor being guided on a Blind Walk by Lion President Sandra Manktelow.

With World Sight Day earlier in the week, Petersfield Lions Club held a Blind Walk on Saturday 13th October, along Petersfield High Street. Designed to raise awareness of the problems visually impaired and blind people encounter while walking around town, something a lot of us take for granted and to also highlight the spectacle collection and recycling program that Lions do in Petersfield.

Hilary Ayer, The Petersfield Town Mayor joined Petersfield Lions President Sandra Manktelow, Zoe & Guide Dog "Revel" from Open-Sight and some members from the Solent Active Visually Impaired Working Age Group, for the walk. Afterwards, Hilary Ayer said, "Walking around the centre of Petersfield wearing a black mask and carrying a white stick was a strange experience even with a guide to hang on to. Walking in a straight line was not too bad although I did seem to bear right as I did it. Walking round the Square had me completely disoriented. I thought we were going anti clockwise. Wrong! I also noticed the different textures on the pavement from raised slabs to patterns to the crossing points and then there was the dip at the edge of the Square itself. An interesting short walk and I am so pleased that I have my sight. I really admire those who cope with getting about despite a loss of vision.". 

Sandra said also "It being an interesting experience - makes us realise how much we take sight for granted. I found the responsibility of leading the mayor around very stressful but it also made me aware of how difficult it must be for the blind and visually impaired  to negotiate the many different surfaces and obstacles in Petersfield. Glad to have raised the awareness of World Sight Day to the Petersfield Community especially as Lions are 'Knights of the Blind'. Thank you also to all those who visited our stall to hand in spectacles or find out where to take them."


Petersfield Lions Club President, Sandra also presented 10 collapsible White Canes to Zoe & "Revel" from Open-Sight. 


Blackmoor Apple Fair

Despite the weather, a surprising number of people ventured out to this years Blackmoor Apple Fair, always a very popular and well organised event, with Apple Tastings, a Craft Fair, stalls and activities. This year 50% of our funds at the stall were going to the Indonesia Tsunami disaster appeal. 


Quiz Night

Our recent Quiz Night at St Peters Hall raised over £360 and was won by "The Lifers" 


Pride in the community

 Lion President Sandra presents 2 awards to Nicola Winter, Home-Start Butser & a photo montage to Lion Tony Struthers.

Petersfield Lions Club had an emotional meeting on Monday 1st October at The Half Moon.

Firstly, as a final part of Lions Centennial celebrations, President Sandra Manktelow presented Nicola Winter and Home-Start two "Lions Community Awards", one for Outstanding Community Service (personal - after 13 years of service) and one in the name of Home-Start  Butser in recognition of their Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community. Nicola said she really shouldn’t get any awards for something she loves doing, but that the awards really belong to the Home-Start volunteers who put in so much time and effort and thanked us for all our support and backup for her services, which she really appreciates. 

Secondly, due to a house move, we were saying goodbye to Lion Tony Struthers, who has not only been a stalwart member of Petersfield Lions Club for 17 years (and 33 years Lions in the UK) but also a very active member of the Petersfield Community in  general. Tony, a retired professional planner, has assisted many community and voluntary groups in East Hampshire over the years, including Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan, Petersfield Town Design Statement and Steep Parish Plan, a former Trustee at Community First East Hampshire and Home-Start Butser, previously Governor Alton Sixth Form College and President of the Petersfield Society, Chair of the Friends of Steep Church, and awarded the Petersfield Town Mayor's Community Award for 2016/7 "in recognition of a valuable contribution to life in Petersfield" in April 2017. Tony will be sorely missed by us all and was presented with a Photo Montage of his time in Petersfield Lions. We wish Tony & Sylvia well in their new home.


 Club meeting

At a busy business meeting on Monday 3rd September, we welcomed two new members into the club. Simon & Diana Cole were badged up by Lion President Sandra Manktelow & Clive Midson. We also had a visit from our 105D District Governor Ken Staniforth.



Club Social

Lions members setting off on a walk round Chidham on a sunny Saturday. Followed by a well deserved lunch at Stansted.




Petersfield Summer Festival

It was a washout at the Petersfield Summer Festival on Sunday 26th August.We had support from the Petersfield Police Cadets setting up our "Toy Tombola" stall, they also helped with the marshalling. Although the weather forecast was not good, we braved it as long as we could, but the wind and heavy rain proved too much, we abandoned the stall.

Many thanks to the few brave members of the public who ventured out and supported our stall on the day.



South Downs Show

We had a busy day at South Downs Country show on Sunday 19th August. Although it was a blustery damp start, the sun and crowds followed latter in the day. We had help also from 2 prospect members.



Clanfield Fete

We held our usual Toy Tombola & Gin game stall at this years Clanfield Fete. 




Club Changeover and Charter BBQ

Sandra Manktelow took over as President of Petersfield Lions Club at the Clubs Charter and Changeover BBQ at Winton House on Saturday 23rd June.


Outgoing President David Read handed over the Chain of Office and thanked the Club for their support over the past year. Along with Club members and partners, were guests from some of the good causes the Club has supported over the past year, Challengers, Naomi House & the Petersfield Police Cadets, along with 105D District Governor Peter Burnett & District Governor Elect Ken Stainforth.

Sandra presented David with a Scrapbook of his year as President and said she was looking forward to the Year ahead.


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