Welcome to our website - we hope the above information is useful to you. Below you will find more posts of our normal activities, but they take second place to the current health pandemic. Please stay safe and 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.

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 GU9 8PL.
For Gift Aid please click on the link - Icon Wenceslas Gift Aid 2021.docx





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NO NEED TO PANIC BUY FARNHAM!

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Charity Advent Calendar available now!

Farnham Lions newest project is in full flow.


Where to buy your calendars

Local businesses selling on our behalf throughout October and November including.........


Farnham Herald Office - West Street, Farnham.  Southern Properties and Management.  Morgans Butchers, Ridgway

A&D Car Care.  UMG café - Waverley Lane near the station.  Hogs Back Brewery Shop.  Waverley Foot Clinic, East St Farnham

Barista Lounge/Bistro Downing St.  Bears Restaurant Downing St.  Farnham Maltings Shop  Heaven's Kitchen, East Street 

Santander Bank,  The Borough 


 Date Venue

24th October  Farmers Market in Central car park  6th November  Maltings Market.  20th November  Farnham Christmas Lights switch on.

28th November  Farmers market in Central Farnham 3rd November  Squires Badshot Lea  4th November  Squires Frensham

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.... 


Action packed Gostrey Meadow Farnham

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Gostrey Meadow played host to the high adrenaline riders from the Extreme Mountain Bike. The show was brought to the town by Farnham Town Council alongside Hale Community Centre and 40 degreez. A number of Farnham Lions were on hand to help marshal the event ensuring it's success.

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.

Lions extend a warm welcome

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Farnham Town Council's 2021 Music in the Meadow has yet again been a great success. Farnham Lions were delighted to help out with marshalling at the event while members also had the chance to run the tea tent on some days to raise funds for local good causes. COVID-19 special measures and social distancing rules were in place throughout as per government advice. 

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Lions pounce on COVID vaccine effort

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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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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 click here 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.


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

2020 Christmas food parcel collection

What a fantastic community Farnham is - great response to our appeal, and awesome job to get it all distributed
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This year’s Farnham Lions Xmas Parcels appeal was the best ever.

The Lions and other volunteers dropped leaflets and empty bags into over 2000 homes and then revisited them yesterday in the hope that many of the bags would have something in. Over 10000 items were donated, each one of which was quality and date code checked and then repacked into parcels appropriate to single, small family and large family households.

Compared with the 280 parcels created last year, this year’s donations produced a staggering 600 parcels which will find their way, via a number of local agencies, to households within the next few days.

Our thanks to all who donated and to all who helped make this appeal such a success during these trying times.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.



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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.


Farnham Lions were delighted to help Town Council reopen the Farmers market

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Farnham Lions were delighted to help out Farnham Town council as they re opened the monthly farmers market, with many special measures in place to adhere to all Government advice and social distancing rules during the COVID-19 crises. The market had a reduced umber of stalls to ensure distancing and a one way system in place with social distancing marks on the floor and limited capacity for stalls and shoppers, with numbers being counted upon entering the market, and monitored on exit so as to keep to guide lines. Members of Lions were there to ask the shoppers to sanitise their hands on entering and to offer a cuppa and invited customers to make a donation to the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund (see above). To comply with social distancing Lions and their home spouses / partners manned the tea tent in pairs. It was great to hear so many appreciative comments from customers and may we say in return "Welcome Back."


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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We are always looking for volunteers as well to help run events, and if you would like to help in 2021, 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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