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.

  • Fire at Bull hits our Dickens Plans

    The recent fire which affected the Bull Inn at Olney has unfortunately seriously affected our Dickens of a Christmas plans.  The impact of losing this venue means that our ability to locate stalls in the centre of town is now no longer feasible and our event will now take place in our two remaining venues - the Olney Centre and Carlton House club.

  • Dickens of a Christmas

    Another successful event in December which despite a gloomy start to the day, saw our numbers steadily increase to our largest attendance for many years.   As a result, we had a great day helped once again by our friends group and the Cranfield Air Training Corps members who were key to the success of the day.
    The date for this years event will be 4th December so if you are interested in coming along, either as a participant or simply to have an enjoyable day out, get it into your diary now. 

    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.

  • Our Town Calendars

    Another successful year when our 2016 Town Calendars again added overf £2000 to our charity account.    In addition, we tested the market by producing a set of Olney Christmas cards using some of the photos which had been submitted by local people and we sold over 160 packs of these.  We will be producing our Calendars and the Cards again  -  Find out how you can support us by Clicking here.

  • 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.

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25th May 2016

12th June

Olney Market Place will be playing host to our annual Motorama event when a fantastic range of classic and veteran cars will once again be arriving to help us raise funds for our nominated charity(ies).   Take the link to find out more.

3rd July 2016

For Raft Race, now read Riverfest - the latest addition to the Olney Social Calendar and Lions will be there helping out the organisers "The Olney Group".   Just part of our service activities.   Take the link to find out more about the event.


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?

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?

Meet the Medical Detection Dogs

Our night with the Medical Detection Dogs was a great success and we had a full house of 150 people being super impressed by our visitors from the Medical Detection Dogs Charity based in Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes.   Follow the link for more information about the night.

Easter Egg Raffle

The eggs have been raffled and we have completed our count  -  take this link to find out more.


 Our charter night was a great success and we had a whale of a time celebrating our 39th year of operation in Newport Pagnell & Olney.   Read all about it by following the link.


As part of our saying 'thanks' to those licensees who support our Easter Egg raffle, we have been visiting the various pubs on a rota basis and May saw us at the Bell and Bear in Emberton.   Read how we got on by taking the link above.


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.