2022

SIDMOUTH LIONS 'COFFEE & CAKES' event takes place from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 28th May at the Methodist Church Hall in Sidmouth High Street.

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There will be lots of prizes to be won on the Tombola or you can try your luck on the Human Fruit Machine; there will also be paperback books and plants on sale. So do come along and enjoy a nice coffee/tea and cake! This event is in aid of Sidmouth Lions Ukraine Crisis Appeal and donations can be made by cash/cheque or you can boost the value of your donation by 25% by using the GiftAid facility on Sidmouth Lions JustGiving webpage:



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A.J's Big Band

FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022 - A.J.'s BIG BAND MADE A WELCOME RETURN TO THE MANOR PAVILION THEATRE, SIDMOUTH

This special concert featured the ever popular A.J's 17-piece band playing a packed two-set programme of classic arrangements from the golden years of the big bands. The show also introduced the band's exciting new vocalist Jaqs Price-Hughes, with memorable songs of that era. A superb musical event from the South West's premier big band, now into it's thirty-fifth year, with all proceeds going to Sidmouth Lions charity activities. 

Many thanks to all who supported this event and enjoyed the brilliant music making!




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25th FEBRUARY 2022 

SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND & GUEST ARTISTES IN CHARITY CONCERT AT 

SIDMOUTH'S MANOR PAVILION THEATRE.


A delightful evening of popular, traditional and classical instrumental music was performed by Sidmouth Town Band’s superb award winning musicians under the expert direction of Adrian Harvey. 

Guest musicians were the Seagrass Trio, a guitar, ukulele and drums trio, playing their own original material and covers adapted to suit the three instrument line up.  

This concert was held in aid of the Sidmouth Town Band and Sidmouth Lions Club's Charity and Community Service activities.  

£1,222 was raised by the event and shared by the two charities - so a very big thank-you to all those of you who supported the event!


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2021

SIDMOUTH LIONS SANTA ACTIVITIES - December 2021

*PLEASE HOVER CURSOR OVER 'LATEST NEWS' HEADER AND SELECT SANTA ACTIVITIES TAB FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR 2021 SANTA ACTIVITIES.*

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Despite the pandemic, Sidmouth Lions Club is delighted to report that Santa, with his splendid sleigh and team of helpers had a joyful time from 3rd to 17th December touring around the Sid Valley and Newton Poppleford and seeing many young children with their parents.

On 8 days during the same period, Santa and his elf helper also visited Waitrose store at Stowford, so many thanks to Waitrose management for their help and support. 


Thanks to the generosity of the local community, all these Santa activities have raised the magnificent sum of £4,500 for Sidmouth Lions Club’s community service and charity activities.


Sidmouth Lions are also very grateful to Hall & Scott Estate Agents for their helpful donation towards the operating costs of the Santa sleigh; thanks also to Central Garage, Sidford, for providing the towing vehicle for the sleigh.




SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2021 - SIDMOUTH LIONS GREAT DUCK DERBY 

On the River Sid in the Byes, Sidmouth EX10 8PR, from 2.15pm to about 4.30pm.


This year's ‘Duck Derby’ consisted of one great big Duck Race on the River Sid, plus additional attractions for children, including Duck & Spoon races and tasty ice creams.

The main charity beneficiaries of this year's event were:

 Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Sidmouth Lions Club Charity services


The 'owner' of each of the first nineteen winning ducks to cross the finishing line by the big weir near Salcombe Road, won a cash prize from a total of over £1,000 of prizesranging from a £400 1st prize down to £20! 


Please see ACTIVITIES REPORT web page for report and photos.



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Despite the pandemic, Sidmouth Lions Club continued to support the local community and charities, where and when it was possible and safe to do so. 


In the 12 months ending on 30th June 2021, Sidmouth Lions Club donated over £6,300 to support worthwhile charity causes including those in need!



SATURDAY 23rd MAY 2020 - SIDMOUTH LIONS GREAT BOOK SALE - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Book Sale at St Teresa's Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8TW, from 9.30am to 12.00noon.  
HUNDREDS OF GOOD BOOKS plus DVDs & CDs and a CAKES STALL.  Entrance 50p includes a cup of coffee/tea.


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SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2020 at 7.45 pm - SIDMOUTH TOWN BAND

& GUEST ARTISTES IN CHARITY CONCERT AT SIDMOUTH'S MANOR PAVILION THEATRE.

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A great programme of popular, traditional and classical instrumental music was performed by Sidmouth Town Band’s superb award winning musicians, interspersed with musical performances by talented Guest Artistes, the Indigo Saxophone Quartet. This concert was in aid of the Sidmouth Town Band and Sidmouth Lions Club's charity and community service activities.



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In 2016 to mark their 40th Anniversary, the Sidmouth Lions Club launched a Sidmouth College Annual Pledge to donate around £1000 each year towards activities to improve the personal development of students.
In the recent past, the College has used the pledge to reward 50 students in Year 9, who achieved the highest number of praise points, with a trip to Haven Banks in Exeter. As part of the day, youngsters learn about team building and leaderships skills through a series of activities including archery and raft building. They have also competed in dragon boat races down the River Exe.
On receiving the Lions donation in 2019, College Vice Principal Jim Ingham-Hill said: “As a college, we are delighted and honoured to have had the chance to work alongside the Lions Club for a third year in a row as part of the Legacy project. We hope this partnership will continue and ensure that hundreds of Sidmouth College students are given the opportunity to take part in an exciting enrichment opportunity.”
Alex Blyth, Sidmouth Lions Club President for that year, said: “Since its inception Sidmouth Lions Club has favoured supporting worthwhile youth projects. This Legacy project has clearly demonstrated how young people can be incentivised and benefit from the project.” College Principal Sarah Parsons said: “It is such a fantastic community link that the College has with the Lions Club, I would like to thank them for their continued support.”