to our website, where you will find information about the club, its members, our fund-raising activities and our social life.
If you like what you see you might want to join us.
As a Harrogate Lions club member, you can:
- Make a difference everyday in your community;
- Provide support locally or reach out internationally;
- Grow personally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events; and
- Have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues.
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The excellent Tewit Youth Band will be performing a concert for us, to help with the Eye Laser Project. It will be held at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday 18th January at 7.15pm.
The Senior section of the Tewit Youth Band will be performing. This band is made up of 30 young people between the ages of 13 and 17.
They have performed in the Royal Festival Hall, London, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and toured Europe on a number of occasions, including Prague in 2008, and Germany and Luchon, France in 2012. The Senior Band are currently the holders and winners of the Wharfedale trophy, the Harrogate Competitive festival entertainment class and regular qualifiers for the Music for Youth Championships.
You can find out more about them at their website.
Tickets are £7, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your places now.
Congratulations to our two winners of the Harrogate heat, Amy Louise Clunes (Rossett) and Rebecca Redmayne (Ashville) who now go on to the District finals later in November. The theme this year is ‘Our World, Our Future’. Well done too to the runners up, Kerry Holtham, George Hayfield and Emma Moodie. The standard of work was again high and very difficult to judge.
Thanks to the judges: The Mayor, Councillor Michael Newby, Sheila Asanti from the Museum Service, and Lion Bob Norris.
Lions will be at Sainsbury on Friday 22nd November collecting for the appeal, so please stop and have a chat to find out more. And to continue the theme of support from local businesses, Morrison’s have also agreed to us collecting there on December 17th.
The appeal now stands at over
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Don’t forget you can still help Harrogate District Hospital to raise £80,000 to buy a new eye treatment laser, see below for details.
If you would like to donate then please either click here to donate via our secure Virgin Giving page, or call us direct on 0845 833 7893 to discuss how donations can be made.
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There has been much celebration in the town over the provision of a new bridleway which provides a fantastic safe route from Starbeck out to Ripley village. The route is called the Greenway, and has been in use since April.
We are launching the first of what will be an annual charity walk, and this year the cause will be the Harrogate Eye Laser Appeal. The date has been fixed for Saturday 20th July, and entry forms and more details will follow – watch this space!
We are grateful to the Ripley Castle estate for their support.
Copyright Tom Ackroyd. Photo from picturesofengland.com
The Harrogate Eye Laser Project is picking up momentum now and we were delighted when the Square Bar & Restaurant decided to support us. They are running cookery schools each month, and all proceeds will be donated to our appeal.
A class will be held once a month on a Monday evening, and will cost £15 per head to include light refreshments and a light supper. For more details visit their website.
As you may have seen in the Harrogate Advertiser (7/3/2013), we’re very proud to announce the launch of our project to raise £80,000 to buy a new laser treatment machine for Harrogate District Hospital. (See the full article here.)
We’ll be joining forces with other Lions Clubs all over the District, as patients come from miles around to be treated by the opthalmic team at the hospital.
For more information on the Laser Appeal and to donate, visit www.helpthelions.com
Just a quick note to let you know of an upcoming event for all the family. Come down to Valley Gardens on Easter Sunday for traditional Easter treats such as egg rolling, Easter bonnet parade, treasure trail and more yet to be announced. The fun starts at 12 noon, click here to download our poster: Easter Extravaganza 2013
You may have seen dotted around the town’s pubs and restaurants a resplendent figure made from chocolate. Standing at 2ft tall, our Father Christmases were a real treat again this year, in fact Millstones Restaurant raffled off an amazing 16 of them!
Many thanks to the locals and visitors who joined the raffle – is your local in this list of supporters? Traveller’s Rest, Hales Bar, Christie’s, Black Swan, The Harlow, Catholic Club, The Nelson, Conservative Club, Stone House, The Regency, Slug and Lettuce, The Harwood, Knox Arms.
Back in November we were very pleased to be asked to attand the Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside swimming gala. This took place at the Harrogate Hydro for the 20th year.
Congratulations to all participants, and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Photos and comment.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Christmas collections, over £4,000 was raised. Your donations will make a real difference to those in need. We were very lucky with the weather, and Santa managed to make all his visits as planned – did you catch a glimpse?
Special mention to the 58 Squadron Air Cadets who joined us on the round the houses routes, those who volunteered (some via Harrogate CVS), and to Ripon Land Rover for lending us a vehicle to tow the sleigh – we couldn’t have done it without all your help.