Harpenden Lions - Helping the Local Community
Harpenden Lions Club is a service organisation providing practical help and assistance to those in Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Redbourn. The Club also raises money for local, national and international charities.
The main event organised and run by the Club is the Harpenden Highland Gathering. The 2013 Highland Gathering will take place on Sunday 14th July at Rothamsted Park. The 2012 Gathering was held on July 15th, a day that turned out fine after all the rain of the previous weeks. We raised about £17,000, which was donated to major charities as well as to small local groups - many of whom had actively helped in running the event.
Other fund raisers include an annual charity concert, Easter egg raffle, charity bookshops, tin shakes, concerts and dances, etc.
Harpenden Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service organisation which was formed in 1917 in the USA. Growth has been significant and there are now 1.4 million Lions members in 193 countries with more than 46,000 clubs. For further information also visit the British Isles and Ireland site (Multiple District 105) and the local South East of England site known as District 105A.
Harpenden Club, formed in 1980, currently has 30 members drawn from Harpenden, Redbourn and Wheathampstead. Local clubs are also based in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Luton, Watford, Berkhamsted, Tring, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage.
As well as local service activities and local charitable giving the club also gets involved with international projects such as mobile eye hospitals, funding water wells, education assistance in Africa and India, funding cattle for the needy in Africa and many other worthwhile causes.
The Club meets twice a month for business and at many other times for social events, often including families.
Like minded people are encouraged to attend meetings to see whether they would like to join in this Club, which currently has over 30 members.
Lions Charity Golf Day
Lions Easter Egg Charity Raffle
Harpenden Lions are holding their annual Easter Egg raffle in a pub near you in the Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, Kimpton, Flamstead and Markyate area.
The prize egg - there is one in each pub - is made of the finest Belgian chocolate, is 30 cm high, weighs around 1 kg, and comes in a presentation basket. The value of the egg is around £19.
The proceeds will be donated to the local operation of the Macmillan Cancer Support.
Have drink and enter for a chance to win this magnificent Easter Egg
Harpenden Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs incorporating Harpenden Lions Charitable Trust. Registered Charity Number 1058236
© Harpenden Lions Club 2013