Welcome to Farnham Lions 

Welcome to our website - we hope that you will find the information that you are looking for but please contact us if you need anything else.  We do welcome feedback that would make the site even more useful to those it is here to serve - you and our local community. We always have a lot on - so if you can't find something please just ask us on the 'Contact Us' page above.

Latest News Farnham Lions support Bells Piece in Firgrove Hill. 

Bells Piece

Farnham Bells Piece, part of the Leonard Cheshire charity, has just opened a new home and garden at Firgrove Hill in Farnham to provide a supported living service to 8 adults with full time support. Its purpose is to provide an element of independent living for a number of their younger clients. They will have some ownership for the care and maintenance of the living accommodation and for the garden area at the back of the house. At the end of this area is anothersection of garden, approx.100 square metres, which will be used as an allotment. The plan is to clean up/refurbish this area and establish a small market garden. The clients will be taught gardening skills and will grow vegetables for their own consumption and plants for selling as they do at the main Bells Piece site in Hale Road, Farnham. The Lions Club of Farnham, who have supported various projects at Bells Piece over many years, are delighted to be able to help this new venture with a donation of £2,500 to enable work to start on the refurbishment. 

Project Wenceslas 2017/18 is complete, and watch out for this years campaign!

Project Wenceslas 2017/18 is now complete. With your help we raised well over £18,000 and almost this has already been distributed directly to those in fuel debt and fuel poverty in our community. We are just getting prepared for the next campaign for 2018/19 and we hope all those Farnham and Haselmere residents who have been so generous in the past will continue to support those in real need for the coming winter. After such a super summer - who knows what winter will be like. What we are sure of is that even more will need help to keep warm this winter. For more details please of last years project please click here. 

22nd Annual Golf Day

Golf Trophy

This year’s annual Farnham Lions Golf Day, our 22nd, was once again played at the splendid Hindhead Golf Club on August 30th 2018 on a glorious summers day.

To date this event has raised £133,647 to support a wide range of charitable causes. This year’s recipient is the Stepping Stones School based in Hindhead. www.steppingstones.org.uk. Stepping Stones offers a unique environment for the student who finds the hectic pace of a mainstream school too challenging and yet would find the curriculum and peer group offered by a fully-fledged special school too narrow or too limiting.

We enjoyed another great day of golf, always much enjoyed by all the 84 competitors. We had an array of prizes to be won and some very special raffle and auction prizes were sold, the proceeds of which all add to the total amount that we will soon donate to Stepping Stones once all monies are in.

For information on the previous years Golf days please click here. This years results will be posted soon

Golf Programme

The money we raise continues long after the event to help those in need in our community. The 2017 Lions Club of Farnham Annual Golf Day raised £10000 in aid of the Peter Alliss Masters Charity which funds electric wheelchairs for young people.  Katie Shute, a pupil at the Abbey School, Farnham was amongst nine children who attended an event on 20th September 2018,  a year later, organised by PAMC to receive their individually designed wheelchairs from Peter Alliss personally. Katie along with her parents John and Andrea are photographed with Peter Alliss and members of the Farnham Lions Golf Committee.

Katie Shute and Peter Alliss

Farnham in Bloom and Farnham Lions

Farnham Lions are delighted to have again sponsored the flower bed in Gostrey Meadows surrounding the war memorial. This year the bedding both commemorates the centenary of the end of World War 1, and also celebrates the centenary of Lions Clubs International and 100 years of service to their local communities around the world.

Farnham in Bloom Border 2018 FIB Plaque 2018

The Otter Wey Trail

After many months work, all of the fabulous 44 otters that formed the Otter Wey Trail for the 2017-18 Farnham Town Council Mayor's charity, were gathered together and all appeared at Gostrey Fayre on Farnham Carnival day - Saturday 30th June. There was amazing interest in them and  on Monday 9th July they were all taken to at Farnham Castle for a live auction hosted by the Castle, sponsored by Kidd Rapinet and conducted by Bonhams auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson. And after all the counting and a small top up from the Towns Xmas concert donations, on 18th September our Immediate Past Mayor Mike Hodge was delighted to present cheques totalling £30,000  to the two beneficiaries.  A truly amazing total, and our thanks to all who contributed and made the project such a success.  

If you haven't heard of the Otter Wey Trail take a look at the project - just Click here.

                         Lions Otter

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Otter Wey Trail competition. The winner is George K (full name withheld). The otter was presented at the live auction on Monday 9th July. Farnham's Town Clerk has advised us that the Otter Wey trail had more entries than any other Farnham Trail in our towns history. A tribute we think to the quality of the work and our community. 

We are also delighted to announce that the most popular community otter receiving more votes than any other at the Gostrey Fayre was Otter number 31, created and decorated by Folly Hill Infants School. This otter wins the title of "Best Community Otter."

The Farnham Lions Otter

We were delighted to introduce 'Lion L' celebrating not only our major work with and sponsorship of this fantastic community project, but also the 50 years of service that The Lions Club of Farnham has provided to our local community. Lion L was decorated and created by Georgina Ellis using the Lions logo colours of Blue and Gold. Thanks Georgina for a stunning piece of work.

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Farnham Carnival 2018 -  one of the best ever.....

Farnham Lions and our friends in the community, The Hedgehogs, as well as a few independent contributors all worked incredibly hard to deliver the 2018 Farnham Carnival Parade and Fayre - and from the comments received one of the best ever. The stalls in the Fayre were sold out and the parade was excellent. As always we also desperately need volunteers to help to marshall the parade, so please if you enjoyed this year - get in touch and offer your support perhaps to help next year. Its just three hours of your time from 5pm - 8pm on Saturday 29th June 2019 and you get the best possible views of the parade.... If you would like to sign up to help please  just go to the Contact us page and let us know your details - we would be delighted to hear from you. For all details about carnival go to the separate Carnival website. We will be updating photos and letting you know the theme for next year very soon once we are recovered from the weekend. 

Farnham Beerex 2018 - wow what a night .... or three

And of course also a fantastic Saturday lunchtime session in the blazing sun. Truly amazing beer this year - great job form the beer committee that was well appreciated by all that attended from the feedback we have received. Final clear up is almost complete and we just wanted to say a huge thanks to the army of volunteers, our fantastic customers, both old and new, and to all who worked so hard to make the 42nd annual Beerex another success. More to follow with 'Beer of the Festival', how much was raised for local charity so watch this space. I the meantime we will be uploading more pics very soon....

Discover rocking the Main Hall Our Volunteers have a great time!  FTC Mayor Mike Hodge pours the first half!

Pictures courtesy of David Fisher, Jon Evans and Michael Carrington of AFFCC

Do you have you 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 sally.ross@farnhamlions.org.uk and we will happily add your name to the invitation list for the next one to be held soon.

President Phil Alexander

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.

Lions Community Store

A message from our President Phil Alexander 

I am proud to have been elected President of our enthusiastic and hard working club.
We have exciting times ahead of us with celebrations of 100 years of Lions world wide in 2018. So please do keep a watchful eye on our Website for future news and we welcome all to come and get involved in any of our community activities.