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.

  • Welcome to Sarah

    Having supported us as a 'Friend of Lions' for a number of months and shown an interest in joining as a fully fledged Lion, we were delighted to invite Sarah Montalbano into the fellowship of Lions as a member of Newport Pagnell & Olney Lions Club.   We are sure that she will enjoy her time with us and she has immediately found out the need to 'get involved' as she has become our new Marketing & Communications guru, something she had been helping with as a friend.  

  • Motorama

    Motorama is an annual event which normally sees 100 classic and specialist vehicles being parked up in the Market Place and surrounding streets bringing an amazing blaze of colour and nostalgia to Olney.   Click on our Motorama logo above to have a look at some of the vehicles from our most recent event.  If you are a classic car owner and would like to join us in future years,drop us a note via our  contact us  , leave us details of your enquiry and one of our members will get back to you.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful Dickens Craft Fayre took place on Sunday 9th December when we were again located at our two venues of The Carlton House Club and Olney Centre.   With around 3000 people crossing our threshold, most of the stalls did a brisk trade although many did comment that our event has been hit with the same downturn they have experienced at most Craft Fayres.  If you are a craftsperson who produces your own items and are interested in applying to take part as a seller,  please drop us a note via our contact us page and our event organiser will get back to you with details. 

    Want to join us at our next Craft event?
    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.

  • 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.

Last Updated
30th July 2019  

Lions Join Forces for New Zone Project

Lions have negotiated the creation of a Family Room at Milton Keynes University Hospital's new Cancer Centre.   Click here for further details

This Months Video

The Lions Annual International Peace Poster Contest

Lions International Peace Poster Contest is an international contest that encourages children, ages 11 to 13, to creatively express what peace means to them.  The 2019-20 contest theme is "Journey of Peace."  This contest allows students to share their unique images of peace with others, so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding.  Watch the Video to find out more about it.   

Peace Poster Contest
Launched at
Ousedale Olney Campus

This year our club is delighted to sponsor a Peace Poster contest at 
Ousedale School (Olney Campus).  The School sees a number of benefits in encouraging students to become involved in this prestigious International Art Contest which has competitors coming from around 200 countries. Through a series of geographical based judging stages, The eventual winner (and two members of his/her Family) will be invited to attend an International award ceremony, receive a prize of $5000 and an commemorative award.  23 merit cash awards are also made.  Find out more about the contest by clicking here to visit our dedicated page.

An Evening with David Purvis

David Purvis is a local artist who specialises in motor art.  Images from his portfolio have been used in a number of our Olney Town Calendars and he will be producing the images for the 2020 verisons of our two Town Calendars.   He gave us a talk on his art at the Two Brewers in Olney.    Click here to find out more about the evening.

Cherry Fair

We were present at the Cherry Fair held at the Grebe in Olney.   This is an historic and traditional event which brings many local organisations together in a fundraising drive not only for themselves, but for the local St Peter & St Paul Church.  We were selling our second hand books and taking the opportunity to meet other organisations and have created a number of social and fundraising opportunities.   Our charity account benefited too, thanks to us raising over £30 from the book sale.  

Sunday 9th June was the place to be if you enjoy walking amongst classic cars and dreaming of what life was like back in the 70's or earlier.   Motorama was back in town in the sunny Market Place and sandwiched between a week of storms and a downpour that waited till we had cleared up.   It was a fantastic day and we are currently creating our photo album.  Come back shortly to relive the event or see what you missed.  

It all started in 1977!

The existing members knew we were founded in 1977, but what did the newly formed club do in it's first year?   A phone call received 'out of the blue' led to us receiving a photo album containing the first years record.  Click on the graphic above to see it.

Our Centennial Challenge

Have you seen the new Trees in Olney?   Read all about them by taking the link to "Oak Avenue"