Next event Rothwell Summer Carnival, Saturday July 13th in Springhead Park

Santa's work is done once again and for the Rothwell District Lions it will soon be  the start of a new year of fundraising. Every single penny we raise goes to local needy people or groups or to help those dealing with the disasters that are occurring around the world. We are proud to call ourselves Lions, assisting wherever we can but we would be unable to do most of what we do without the generosity of local people . We wish everyone who has helped us with their donations a very Happy New Year

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Santa's helpers


The Free Halloween party, held at the Oulton Institute was attended by almost 50 children  under the age of 13 plus parents . The general consensus from parents and children alike  was that this was a very successful event. which hopefully will be repeated next year. All the children received not only free food and drinks  but also a Halloween cupcake and goodie bag. The former being made for us by Mrs Diane Bragan who did a truly excellent job. They were much admired and commented upon. Thanks to all who helped make this a really good party for local children.


Hall at Oulton Institute

The last 12 months has seen a number of natural disasters across the world with for example flooding  in Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Japan and Nepal. In addition to these people across the world have suffered once again from famine and disease. Wherever a disaster is to be found so too are the Lions  offering help, support and money to aid those less fortunate.  Rothwell and District Lions of course are there sharing the load. This year we have given money to many of the relief  and medical agencies in addition to supporting local good causes. We are proud to be able to do this and proud of the response we always get from people within our area who give generously.

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The Lion's fashion show held at the Blackburn hall raised over £1300 for "good causes"

Below our president Janice ( rear left) and Lion Pam. ( front left ) can be seen with Karen from Fashion shop No.19 Bank Street and our models for the day.


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Halloween party flyer 4th Nov.2017October 2nd 2017

The Lions have arranged a free Halloween party at the Oulton Instute for children under the age of 13 years. An adult family member or guardian must be in attendance throughout the event. A £2  deposit will be asked for on the handing over of tickets but this will be refunded on the evening of the party when you attend. Tickets will be limited so people are advised to apply early. We can be contacted through the Rothwell District Lion's Facebook page or via this website. Alternatively Mrs Hoyle ( committee member at the Oulton Institute has her telephone number displayed on the notice board there and can be contacted for tickets. Come along and make this a spookingly good event. There will be a prize for the best costume on the night.

Rothwell District Lions president Janice Davis presenting a cheque for £200 to the Carlton Social Club to go towards their purchase of a defibrillator for use by both club members and the general public. The hope is it will not be needed but both parties know it could save a life if it is.

Presenting of the cheque

Inspecting the new defibillator

Lion president Janice and the new defibrillator

1st October 2017  WILD BOAR CHALLENGE 2017

Under grey skies and with not a little rain to begin the day the 2017 Wild Boar Challenge got underway with 120 riders challenging themselves on one of the two routes on offer (65Km or 50Km)

The Rothwell District Lions wish to thank both the competitors and volunteers for helping to once again making this a successful event. We hope to see you all again. If you enjoyed the Wild Boar Challenge don't forget to tell your friendS to look out for it next year.

If you recognise yourself in one of the photos and would like us to email you a copy just get in touch with us at our email above and give us a brief description of what you were wearing so we can hopefully match you up with the right one.

Registration for race

Ready for the start

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24th September 2017

Only one week to go to the Wild Boar Challenge and Lion Colin has been out on his bike checking the route once  again for any last minute glitches. Well done Colin for going around the circuit so many times to alter it as appropriate and to make sure that on the day everyone will have a good experience. Come on you bikers and enjoy the ride.

Colin on his Bike cheking the route

Colin on his bike

Pantomime Saturday 11th February

Pantomime 2017

Pantomime 2017

Pantomime 2017

Launch of the Lions Centennial Ale "Pride of Lions" at The Black Bull Friday 10th March

District Governor David McDowell pulls the first pint of the Centenniel Ale

District Governor David McDowell pulls the first pint of the Lons Centenniel Ale

2017 Rothwell District Lion's Charter

President's address at the 2017 Lion's Charter

Lion Fred addresses the Charter

Lion Paul Mann and guests

Lion Pam receives her 20 years service award

Lion Colin after receiving his 20 year service award

2017 Beer Festival banner

New banner for this year's festival

Enjoying the beer Festival out in the sun

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Enjoying the Beer Festival outside in the church grounds

Rothwell Church with ongoing beer festival

All ready and waiting for opening time

Security at the Beer Festival

security at the Beer Festival

Saluté Easter Egg raffle winner Leah Money

Saluté Easter Egg Raffle winner Leah Money

Lion Don and Lion Paul S. selling Easter Egg raffle tickets at Rothwell WMC

Lion Don and Lion Paul S. selling Easter Egg raffle tickets at Rothwell WMC

Ticket selling at the Rothwell May Day carnival

Ticket selling at the Rothwell May day carnival

Our Duckmeister preparing for his annual duties

Duckmaster preparing for his duties

No wonder we didn't make as much money He's eating it

Ticket selling

2017 Duck Race Winners

2017 Winner


Duck race

Celebrating Lions Club International Centenary Year

by placing some 22000 tins of food side by side across the Humber bridge.

At the end of the day the tins were collected for distribution to food banks

 and other charities at both ends of the bridge.

Rothwell District Lions donated £200 of food for the event

Lion Wayne and Lion David were there to record the event.

Celebratiing Lions Club International centennial year by placing some 22000 cans of food side by side across the Humber bridge.. At the end of the day the cans were collected for distribution to food banks and other charities at both ends of the bridge.

The tins are lined across the bridge.

Lined up tins on the bridge

Humber bridge traffic

View from the shoreline

Changeover meal June 17th

LP Paul hands over to incoming LP Janice

Presidents' changeover

Incoming LP Janice taking over the reins

Incoming LP Janice taking over the reins

Rothwell Carnival 8th July

Promoting the Wild Boar Challenge

Lions mascot promoting the Wild Boar Challenge

Scenes from the Carnival

Scene from the Carnival

Scene from the Carnival

Scene from the Carnival

Scene from the Carnival

Earlier this year the Rothwell District Lions were contacted by the parents of a young girl (Holly) who is visually impaired and suffers from global development delay. They had identified a piece of sensory equipment, made and sold by Mathmos , that projected a variety of moving colours and shapes onto the wall. Their hope was that this would help stimulate Holly but also calm her down at times when this would be helpful to her. The parents asked if the Lions could help with the cost of purchasing this equipment. Following a home visit it was agreed by the Lions that they would indeed buy the projector for Holly.

She has now had the use of it for a few weeks and her parents have expressed their delight with it as it is having the effect they had hoped for.

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Presntation of the projector to Holly and her mum

Holly and Lion wayne

Wild Boar Challenge Sunday 1st October

Marshalling point ready for action

Riders taking a rest

This is what a mudddy bike looks like

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