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10th July 2016
Newport Pagnell Civil War Re-enactment
A fantastic event will be taking place in Newport Pagnell over the August Bank Holiday Weekend when the Town will become home to a huge contingent of troops, civilians and equipment from the time of Oliver Cromwell. We have already sponsored some school activities related to this event and will be present on the day. Come back to our site for further information.
Our 'Lions Toast' Whisky Tasting events have been immensely popular but unfortunately due to such an active calendar during 2015 we haven't had one for 15 months - but that is about to change.
Our 5th event will be one which is quite different in many ways and may well challenge some preconceptions of whisky held by many.
Intrigued? Take the link to find out more.
Our Town Calendars 2017
Another Successful Year in 2016 - Can we repeat it in 2017?
Have a look at our entries for the Olney Town Calendar - Click on this link
Our 2016 Olney and Newport Pagnell Town calendars and Olney Christmas Cards sold well helping us to raise over £2000 so we intend to produce both items for 2017. If you would like more details, please click here
to go to our Calendars page.
Our Olney version will once again be created using photos taken by residents and visitors to the town , so if you want to find out how to submit your favourite shots to us, please click HERE to see how to do it.
This Months Video
Do you think this a challenge you could take on board?
3rd July 2016
The new format for Raft Race, now called Riverfest was a resounding success, partly thanks to the weather but mainly thanks to The Olney Group who put an amazing amount of effort into making this a brilliant addition to the Olney Social Calendar. We were there in our own capacity, selling our books and meeting the public and also putting some 'service time' into helping out the organisers. Certainly an event for the future. Take the link to find out more about the event.
Once again Olney Market Place became a place of nostalgia when we played host to a fantastic range of classic and veteran cars. Read more about it and our nominated charity(ies) who will be benefitting from the event by taking the link to find out more.
Olney Cherry Fair
Each year St Peter & St Paul church organises a Cherry fair which this year celebrated the 700th Anniversary of the awarding of it's charter. We took the opportunity of joining in with a Publicity Stall which gave us the chance to sell some of our books.
Olney Fashion Show
We were once again the chosen organisation to benefit from the Fashion Show run by Noa Noa and Bex Boutique , two very popular ladies fashion retailers in Olney. As a result of their show, our charity account has grown by a marvelous sum of £160.
3 of our Lions members were demonstrating their own version of high fashion as they welcomed the guests, sold raffle tickets and generally lent a hand as our contribution to what was a great evening. A massive thank you to Kathy and Rebecca for their ongoing support to the community through the Lions Club.
Melvin Jones Fellowship
Probably the highest accolade any Lion member can receive is the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
Named after the founder of Lions International, it recognises the contribution made by individual members "for dedicated humanitarian services".
We were delighted that 7 of our members have been awarded a Fellowship - find out more about the award and our recipients by following this link.