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.









NEWS
  • Our Town Calendars

    As we head towards the festive season, so we are now discussing what we will be doing in relation to our Calendars.  The last few Olney calendars were created from photos provided by local people, have a look at those we had to choose from for the 2018 issue by clicking on this link  -  Find out how you can support us by Clicking here.  We also produced our Newport Pagnell Town Calendar using photos of the Town and surrounding area taken by one of our Newport Pagnell members.  
    No decision has been taken on the format or even whether we will be producing a calendar for 2019 so come back here later to find out what we will be doing..


  • Dickens of a Christmas

    After a lot of negotiation, the previous booking at the Carlton House Club has been cancelled and we are delighted to report that we will again be using it for our Craft Fayre on Sunday 9th December.   Sincerest apologies for everyone who has contacted us but unable to be given a reply whilst we waited for an outcome to the dillema which moving the event from the 1st Sunday to the 2nd week in December has caused.  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').   


  • 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.


  • 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
 
7th October 2018









It's not only adults that act as carer's, hundreds of children do, often losing out on their childhood as a result.  Read about our support of the Honeypot charity by following the link and come down to Olney's Market Place on the morning of 13th October to help us raise funds by purchasing some of our home made cakes.. 


Lions Help Light up Olney Skyline




Once again our club has been asked to help The Olney Group in the Annual Olney Town Fireworks display on 8th November.  We will be manning the main gate as usual and look forward to seeing the town enjoying this annual event which is run entirely by volunteers.




This Months Video



How did the Lions Centennial Challenge measure up?

Our Centennial Challenge may well have ended but the results of the Lions work during our celebratory period worldwide will be felt for many years to come.
Have a look at the video to see a very small snapshot of what has been achieved by clubs such as ours.








Lions Shoot at Rushden?



Our Club has an annual date each September with the Rushden & District Lions club when we head into the wilds of the A6 to take part in their Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot.
For the meagre sum of £20, we get to unload 20 rounds of cartridges, some catapult practice and air rifle/pistol shooting whilst enjoying a BBQ under the watchful eye of instructors from Sporting Targets near Bedford.
Not only is it good fun but we are raising much needed funds for Brain Tumour Research which holds a very personal place in the heart of Lion Geoff Hollis.



Our Centennial Challenge


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


The Lions Toast Evolves

Gin 'n' Swing



Following on from our massively successful Whisky tasting events, we moved onto a new 'Toast' with our Gin 'n' Swing evening for those who wanted to sample the fastest growing drink in the UK.  Find out how it went by following the link.



Motorama 2018 Roars Back




10th June was the date that, Market Place Olney saw the return of Motorama 2018 after a break last year when a problem with having enough Lions on the day forced a cancellation.    Over 100 cars of yesteryear turned out to the free event and to help us to raise funds for our two charities of the day, Prostate Cancer and McMillan Nurses.