Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club

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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.

  • Our Olney Calendar - 2015

    What a response we have had to our appeal for photos for Our Olney Calendar.   Over 200 images were sent to us and the club members had a really difficult job, picking those which were submitted to our page sponsors for their decision on which photo would adorn their page. Have a look at ALL the photos received by clicking HERE or click on THIS LINK if you want to see the finished product.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    The 2015 Dickens of a Christmas will be taking place on Sunday 7th December and we will again be running our 3 Craft Fayres.   

    Want to join us in 2014?
    We are now full for the 2014 event but if you are a craftsperson who would like to apply for a stall for our next event in 2015, 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 2015 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.

  • 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.

  • Motorama

    Motorama was back in Olney Market Place and Old Cattle Market on 8th June 2014 and thanks to fantastic weather, was undoubtedly the best yet.    Photos are slowly being put onto the website so visit the link and see what we have.    If you are a classic owner and would like to join us in next years event, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of the page.  We are so popular that we are filling up earlier each year with little chance of latecomers finding a spot but by completing the form we will be able to keep you in the picture earlier enough to give you the best chance of getting into the event.     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.

  • 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


12th November 2014

New This Month

Guide dogs?  Don't you just love them!

Ever wondered how a guide dog is trained?   Want to know just how valuable these dogs are to the people who use them?   Watch this short video from the Lions Clubs in Canada about how they are involved in providing assistance dogs for the blind and those with medical and physical conditions.  Thanks to these wonderful animals, life becomes a little easier.

Our Olney 2015 Calendar

Our Olney Calendar is now available.

Created following a competition amongst residents and visitors who submitted photos, we were deluged with over 200 images of Olney and the surrounding area.   Following a very difficult selection process which involved Lions and our sponsors, we finally managed to select 14 for the publication.  Titled "Our Olney Calendar" to reflect the input from so many people this will again retail at £5 and be supplied shrink wrapped with a postal envelope if required.  

Have a look at the final selection that made it to print by clicking here.

How would you have fared if you were going through the process?   Have a look at al the entrants by Our Entrants and see those we had shortlisted for submission to our sponsors who picked the photo for their page by clicking Our Shortlist

If you would like to order a calendar, please use the 'Contact Us' page and let us know what your requirements are.  One of our members will then get in touch to arrange delivery and payment..  

Newport Pagnell Calendar 2015

Our success with the Olney Calendar saw us deciding to produce one for Newport Pagnell.    The NP Town Council have provided us with a number of images past and present and others have been sourced from local people so if you are thinking of purchasing a calendar for friends and family we may just have the ideal present for you.    

Both Calendars are £5 which includes a postal envelope and these are available NOW! A free COD delivery service is available for anyone living within reasonable distance from either town with any postal charges being added at cost.  
Payment can be made via Paypal (no need to have a Paypal account) via a debit/credit card.

Autumn Artisan Food & Drink Fair

Our Fourth event in 2014 at the United Reformed Church Hall in Newport Pagnell took place on 18th October when a number of stalls carrying a wide range of  delectable products suitable for the entire family at our Autumn Artisan Food and Drink Fair.
The fantastic cakes, meats, drinks are all produced by the stallholders who were in attendance and many of our visitors enjoyed speaking to those who were actually responsible for the goods on display.  More than one visitor was heard to say that they would prefer 'real' food to that mass produced junk (one of the more printable descriptions used) which you see in supermarkets.  
Keep an eye on the website for some of our future events at Newport Pagnell -  entrance is entirely free so go along, you know it makes sense.

Lions Shoot at Kettering

A number of our members joined Lions Clubs from Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering at the Kettering Lions Club annual Clay Pigeon shoot which this year was raising funds for the Children's Air Ambulance.   It was a great day (as normal) and although a fair number of clays managed to get to earth in one piece, a few did receive some damage in the process - the clay rabbit, however managed to go to ground with amazing frequency.   (Bit more difficult shooting down towards the ground)    
Fortunately the inclusive BBQ made up for any disappointment we may have had in not getting a perfect score - roll on next year.