Welcome to our website - we hope the above information is useful to you.

Below you will find more posts of our normal activities, are you consider helping Lions help our community? If you are interested in what we do please contact us on the 'Contact Us' page above and we look forward to meeting you in the future.

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As a club we’d love to tell you more about what we do in our local community and show you the opportunities we have for you to get involved and support our community. Whether you’ve only wanted to volunteer couple hours each year or join as a member we’ve got a place and project for you in our club. Be it pulling pints at Beerex festival, making sure Farnham Carnival goes off with-out a hitch, work with our welfare team to identify the needs in our community or would like to help sponsor an event with your company the opportunities to help numerous and varied. We have an extensive calendar of events including, Cider and Sausage Festival, Golf Day, Community Tea Party, Christmas Food Parcels, Wenceslas fuel poverty scheme, Cheese and Wine event, just to mention a few.

It's not all work and no play we have numerous social events, be it meals out, theatre visits an exchange visit with our German partner club and many, many more.

Know of a company that would like to fulfil its local social responsibility commitment we have many projects and would love to hear from you.

If you are thinking of supporting our local community be it only a few hours or want to bigger part of Farnham Lions or even the Lions International Community a trusted worldwide organisation we’d love to meet you.

Farnham Carnival’s Royal Party! - Saturday 25th June 2022

Great news! Carnival is back in Farnham with a bang this year as we salute the 70th Anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.
So with Gostrey Meadow Fayre and Town Centre Parade both playing their part in celebrating this unique achievement.
Come and join us in what promises to the biggest Royal party in town!
Farnham Carnival is a joint venture show casing the collaboration between Farnham Lions and The Hedgehogs, together with strong support from other members of the local community to say thank you to the Town for all its support for our fundraising activities.

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There are numerous ways in which you can play a valuable part in making Farnham Carnival a success.
If you think you’d like to help, we would love to hear from you, so please email

bob.gentry@farnhamlions.org.uk  

your contact details and we will be in touch.

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The reason is simple: Carnival is planned, organised and run entirely by volunteers from the local community with the financial support of our sponsors without either of these, the event could not take place.
However, key to its enduring success is that Carnival doesn’t stand still. We’re always looking for new ideas and new support to help make each Carnival the best yet. So, let us know how you could help by completing the form above. One thing is for sure: whatever you can offer to do, you’ll have a great time getting involved!
So, what can you do?Are you good at making things happen or have great ideas for putting together fun events? Have you thought of joining one of the organising committee responsible for planning all the various elements of the event?
For example, there are opportunities to assist in the setting up the Fayre on Gostrey Meadow on the Saturday morning, to help with making sure the Fayre runs smoothly during the day, or with clearing away in the evening or on Sunday 
We are also always looking for help in assembling of the Carnival Parade in the Upper Hart car park during the afternoon, or perhaps later with marshalling of the busy Parade route around the town centre.
What if taking a stall or entering the procession is not for you, but you’d still like to get involved?
Or perhaps of joining the many friendly teams of like-minded helpers who work on the day to make Carnival the biggest and most exciting event in Farnham’s calendar?
Our work is generally organised into two-hour shifts, but volunteers arrange to devote as much or as little time as they feel able.  There are no particular requirements other than perhaps enthusiasm, but if you have some expertise or knowledge that you think would be helpful, please let us know as below. All offers of help are gratefully received and will be acknowledged.

If you think you’d like to help, we would love to hear from you, so please email

bob.gentry@farnhamlions.org.uk 

your contact details and we will be in touch.

BEEREX back for 2022, it was GREAT!

We are already starting work planning for Beerex 2023 on April 20th - 22nd 2023 after being postponed for two years due to the coronavirus outbreak, we came back and it was fantastic! 
We will announce ticket availability and session times in the autumn of 2022 and expect the sale of tickets to go live before Christmas - from this site - so please watch out for further information.

Thanks for all your support

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Helping hand at Farmers Market

Farnham Lions were delighted to help out Farnham Town council at the monthly farmers market, Members of Lions offered a cuppa and slice of cake and even a chance to buy the last few Beerex tickets, while on hand to let people know more about what the club is doing and how we are supporting the local community.

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Queen's Green Canopy scheme grows in Farnham

Lions joined forces with many other local Farnham organisations to help with the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy focuses on planting sustainably, by encouraging planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.

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The Spirit of Wenceslas lives on

This has been another difficult year for many with lockdown, furlough, redundancies and now we are facing a significant rise in fuel prices.  Farnham Lions are therefore proud to be launching Project Wenceslas again this year.  Lions are inviting those who receive a Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to the Lions Wenceslas Fund to help local people who are finding it hard to keep warm and cook in winter.  We also welcome donations to this cause from anyone else who would like to help.

Last year Lions distributed some £27,000 in respect of families with fuel debt referred to us by Citizens Advice and the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund as well as a large number of discretionary grants to needy families identified to us by local Barnardo’s Family Centres, Home-School link workers and other agencies. These payments enabled some 350 people to have hot meals and stay warm over last winter.

Every payment is made directly to the utility companies, ensuring that ALL monies received are spent on gas and electricity.

https://www.lionsgiving.co.uk/Appeal/farnhamwenceslas

or by cheque (payable to Farnham Lions Club CIO and endorsed WFP on the back) sent to Lion Treasurer, 1 Acheulian Close, Farnham, ~Surrey GU9 8PL

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Lions help boost COVID vaccine efforts

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With the Farnham Hospital ramping up their booster appointments to twelve hours a day on vaccine days the Lions along side the rest of the community and other organisations have thrown their weight behind Farnham Hospital’s NHS superheroes.

Members of the Lions, Hedgehogs and a legion of other volunteers are stepping up to the plate for the Covid crisis again - this time by staffing marshalling points at the town’s first vaccination point.

There they are making sure that those arriving for the shot understand inoculation process...and can swiftly be given the protection they need from the virus.

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2021 Christmas Food Parcel

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This week saw the Farnham Lions annual 'Christmas Food Parcel' appeal, with a selection of roads around five areas of the town receiving yellow Lions bags through their door, asking for people to donate food that was then distributed to those who are less fortunate in our community.  
The bags were collected from the local area on Sunday 5th December and then sorted at the Farnham Reserve Centre who generously offered their drill hall as the project had outgrown last year’s event due to the wonderful generosity of the residents of Farnham. With twelve cars crammed full of donations, the food was sorted by an army of volunteers with over 611 very full bags of food distributed to local schools, churches and other groups that helped identify the people in need in our area.
Farnham Lions Vice-President and Chairperson of the project, Mandy Main, said, “The amazing generously of our community never ceases to amaze the club, from all the residents that bought food, to over 45 volunteers for giving up their valuable time to collect, sort and distribute the food and to the Reserve Centre for letting us use their hall. At this time of year, we want to let all members of our community feel the town is there for each other and this project is just one small way that we can do this.”
The members of Farnham Lions would like to thank the community for their support throughout the year and a special thanks for all your efforts with the food parcel project.
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Lions Help to Light up the town



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Christmas 2021 burst into life with the Town Council’s super successful Christmas lights switch on in Gostrey Meadow. Lions where on hand to help marshal the event, even looking after the big man himself, Father Christmas! The lights where turned on by local celebrity and supporter of the Lions club, Lee Moran from 'Farnham Rants'. The event gave the club the chance to chat to new prospective members, promote their 'Project Wenceslas' fuel scheme and continue selling the 'Advent Calendar', the newest venture to fundraise for the local community .

Sales of our newest Charity project, the Advent Calendar have been superb, thanks you all for your support, check our website everyday in advent to see if you've been lucky enough to win one of the amazing prizes.

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Lions lend a helping hand at Food Festival

Farnham Town Council ever successful food festival was helped again this year by the Lions Club. Members gave a helping hands to the organising team by assisted them in helping stall holders, located, set up and take down their stall after yet another successful event.

The Lions also attended the event to spread their own message about how people can help local good causes with club charity events, as well as announcing a brand new Charity Prize Advent Calendar for this coming festive session.

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Cider & Sausage Festival heralded as a success

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As the dust is setting on our festival that saw two sessions with 18 ciders, 15 different types of sausages and music, the club members would like to thank everyone that supported the first 'Cider & Sausage Festival' by buying tickets. The event seems to be a massive success and we are looking forward to announcing soon the amount of money that we raised for the club to support local good causes.

Many thanks to the vendors for your on-going support and of course the amazing band, 'The Fabulous Funky Funks'.

Next year we are already developing plans to bring you more sausages, ciders, music and an even wider variety of entertainment.... 

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Mayor’s pandemic support reception

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Lions joined other members local community and charity organisations along side the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker at the COVID support reception. The evening reception on the lawns of Waverley Abbey House was an opportunity to recognise the extraordinary effort and support to the people of the Farnham made through the pandemic 2020-2021.

Proud to support 'Farnham in Bloom'

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8-Year-old Amelia from South Farnham Junior School, won the Town Councils competition to design the carpet bed for Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Lions helped to bring Amelia’s vision come to life by sponsoring the bed which is part of the yearly ’In Bloom’ Competition helping the town show off its amazing array of colourful flower filled areas. Lions President Sally Ross with Vice-President Ray Brown, where on hand with the Lions town council liaison officer Keith Harris, when the town Mayor, Alan Earwaker showed off the youngsters’ creation.



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The Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund

As an organisation we are delighted to be working as a part of our community in supporting the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund. The full details of the fund can be found on the Town council website by clicking here.


Lions add two more life savers ...

 Earlier this year the ADF were delighted to site two new defibrillators, one on the outside wall of the Weydon Christian Centre in Upper Way and the second at the premises of A&D Car Care Services located on the Guildford Road Trading Estate. Both sites offer full public 24hr access seven days a week.For more details download the press release here Icon Defib.pdf

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Ever wondered where all the money you help us raise really goes......

.....well just CLICK ON THE LINK HERE to find out just how diverse and broad our contribution to the community really is. This is of course in addition to the major project contributions where we run an event specifically for one or two local causes. If you would like to help us either raise more, or help in the disbursement in the community then please contact sally.ross@farnhamlions.org.uk

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We are always looking for volunteers as well to help run events, and if you would like to help in 2022, please download a volunteer pack by going to our supporters page.

Do you have some time to spare? Looking to meet new friends in the area?

Why not become a Lion, or a Friend of Farnham Lions, and help us with one or more of our many events and projects:  Community Service, Fundraising, Beerex, Carnival - we can always use willing hands and you'll have a great time! If you missed out on our last friends awareness evening, or couldn't come along, and would like to know what went on please use the contact us tab above or send an email to peter.matthews@farnhamlions.org.uk and we will happily add your name to the invitation list for the next one to be held soon.


Have something you want to donate to charity? 

Why not call the Lions Community Store who would be grateful for your support. They are always keen to hear from you and will collect anything they can re-use and provide benefit to those of in our community in need. Click here to go to the page with their contact details now or call 01252 616998.

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The local charity community have thrown their weight behind Farnham Hospital’s NHS superheroes. Members of the Lions, Hedgehogs and a legion of other volunteers are stepping up to the plate for the Covid crisis again - this time by staffing marshalling points at the town’s first vaccination point. There they are making sure that those arriving for the shot understand inoculation process...and can swiftly be given the protection they need from the virus.

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