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.

  • Our Newport Pagnell & Olney Calendars - 2016

    Our 2015 Calendars were a fantastic success when we sold out of our Newport Pagnell version and very nearly did the same with the Olney one helping the club to add overf £2000 to our charity account.  Well guess what, we are doing the same again for 2016 but with an added attraction - for Olney, that is.    In addition to the two Town Calendars, we will be selling packs of Olney Christmas cards which have been created using some of the photos which have been submitted by local people.   Find out more by Clicking here.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful event in December despite rather changeable weather which saw our numbers coming into the halls slightly down on last year.  Unperturbed, we will again be involved in Dickens Day in 2015 and hope it is as successful as the previous ones.

    Want to join us next year?
    If you want onto our mailing list simply go to our contact page and leave us your contact details and some information of your craft. We will add you to our list and we will be in touch to let you know the situation.   Remember as we get closer to the event, we do fill up but will keep your details and advise you of future events we are organising.    

    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').   

  • 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, our classic motor show which we ran in Olney Market Place and Old Cattle Market on Sunday 14th June 2015 was another great success with olmost 100 cars turning up.   Further details of the day can be found by clicking on our Motorama logo above.  If are a classic car owner and would like to join us in future years, download and complete the Application form which you will find at the foot of our Motorama page.  The event is becoming 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


17th November 2015

Our Town Calendars 2016

They have arrived!

Our two Calendars have now been received from the printers and they really are a perfect Seasonal Gift for your friends and relations who may know Olney or Newport Pagnell.
These will be on sale during November & December at the Weekly Thursday Market in Olney and the Friday Monthly Market in Newport Pagnell.   You can also order on line now by dropping us a note via our contact page.

New for this Year!

Olney Christmas Cards

We have had so many fantastic photographs sent to us over the past couple of years that we just had to convert some of them into Christmas Cards and here they are.   We will be selling them in packs of 6 cards with envelopes for only £3 per pack.   Perfect cards for your family and friends who are that little bit special.  Purchase these at the Olney Markets or visit our Contact Page by taking this link or click here to get more information.

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".  Find out more about the award and the recipients by following this link.

Lions Panto?

As we head towards the Festive Season, why not watch the Lions Panto?   Well not quite a panto as this was produced in the USA where they don't know about such things but follow Dorothy as she takes the yellow brick road to find out more about Lions.

  Watch this short video to learn more.

Olney's biggest event of the year will be taking place on 6th December this year and Lions will once again be running our 3 Craft Fayres but unfortunately due to the forthcoming hospitalisation of one of our falconers, we won't be having our Birds of Prey exhibition (They will be back next year though!).    If you would like to find out more about the event and how you can apply for a stall at a future Dickens day,  take this link and if you would like to see some photos of last years event click here.

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner this year will be at Donzella's.  This promises again to be great night - for further details follow the link.


Our recent Street Collection enabled us to donate a further £200 to the Ride for Willen event bringing the total raised for Willen through our efforts to over £700 this current year.   Read more about the street collection here.

Fashionable Lions 

No, we haven't suddenly gone into cross dressing but we did help a couple of our local fashion houses when they ran a fashion show recently at the home of Olney's resident Aston Martin specialist, Desmond J Smail.   Find out more about it by following the link.

Olney Market Place played host to our annual Motorama event when a fantastic range of classic and veteran cars arrived to help us raise funds for 3 great causes - Tobystrust, William Crook Brighter Future Fund and Marie Curie.    find out how it went by clicking on the title.