Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club

Part of

Lions Clubs International ,

the largest service organisation in the world.

If you are a visitor to the Milton Keynes area, please have a look around our website via the buttons on the left and if you would like to join us at one of our meetings, please contact any of our members who will be only too pleased to give you any information you may want.    If you are local and would like find out more about the Lions club which serves your area, again speak to any of our members or send us your contact details via the contact us page.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful Dickens of a Christmas when the sun shone on the town and we welcomed visitors old and new to the event which is maintaining its popularity despite having started 18 years earlier.  

    Want to join us in 2014?
    If you are a craftsperson who would like to apply for a stall for our next event, simply go to our contact page and leave us your contact details and some information of your craft.    Once we have your details, we will add you to our list and you will receive an application form once our 2014 event is booking.    

    Please note:  Only items which have been handcrafted by the stallholder or a known friend can be brought to the event - no wholesale/retailing is acceptable and certainly no pre made Vintage Goods (whether second hand or 'new').   

  • Newport Pagnell Events

    After a very successfull trilogy of events at Newport Pagnell, we will be running 6 different fairs during 2014. These will all be based at the United Reform Church and include Artisan Food Festivals, Chocoholic Paradise, Gifts and Goodies.  For further information of these, click on the link or watch for our 'advertising stand' which is likely to be found in the town in the week or so before each event.

  • Motorama

    Motorama was back in Olney Market Place on 9th June 2013 and it was the best yet.   Have a look at some of the entries and if you would like to join us in 2014, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of the page.  If you want further information which is not available from the site, simply  click here to visit our contact page and leave us details of your enquiry and someone will get back to you.

  • What we supported this month

    At each monthly meeting, any appeals for support which the club has received will be discussed and the appropriate steps taken according to the view of the majority of those present.   Have a look at How we Serve our community.

  • Friends of Lions

    Could you be a "Friend of Lions"?
    Many of the events we organise take more manhours to cover than our existing club has available via our members meaning that we can only carry these out with the support of our Friends group.   This group of people are simply folks who are willing to give a few hours when available to help the club.   They have no desire to become part of the Lions organisation however they are public spirited enough to offer their help when they are free to do so and we inevitably manage to obtain the numbers we need.
    If you are reading this and feel that you could, perhaps, respond to an appeal for a few hours in our time of need, please go to our   contact page and simply say "Add me to your Friends" - it couldn't be easier.

Site last updated

30th March 2014

Easter Egg Raffle

When out and about in the area, keep an eye on many of the Pubs and Cafes who are taking part in our annual Easter Egg raffle.   You will see giant Easter eggs on display and you can purchase a tickets for only £1 and if you are lucky enough, the egg could be yours when the proprietor/licensee carries out the draw.   50% of the profits from the establishments draw will be donated to the nominated charity with the Lions retaining the remainder.   Helping two causes for only a £1 donation.  Can't be bad, can it.

Malt at the Movies 

Our latest venture exploring the wonderful world of Malt Whisky took place at the Carlton Club and was quite different from the normal whisky tasting.   Using the Ken Loach film, "The Angels' Share", the audience followed the plot which saw four likeable rogues play out the final scam which would lead to untold riches enabling them to break away from their preordained destiny of a life of crime and violence.   See how it went

Spring Artisan Food Festival

The first of our six fairs planned for the United Reformed church hall in Newport Pagnell saw 18 specialist food/drink businesses bring their products to the attention of the local residents.  Find out how it went by having a look at our Newport Pagnell Events page.

How did our trip to Cuba fare?

The club helped two local girls who are about to take part in a major fundraising intitiative to raise funds for 3 womens' cancer charities when they will be cycling across Cuba.   The club supported them by underwriting some costs associated with an evening of Cuban food and entertainment at the Carlton Club which has seen them generate over £1500 towards their cause.   A far more effective way of helping them than simply giving a donation.   Find out more about their forthcoming endurance test  via our link.