Welcome to the website of the Lions Club of Tavistock, in the heart of the South West of England. Our club is part of Lions Clubs International (see the 'What's a Lion' page) and our primary aim is to raise and distribute funds within our local area. This website contains lots of information about the club, our activities and also details of forthcoming events and who to contact for further information.

Our Next Event

Saturday 1st November: Grand Firework Display

Tavistock Meadows


Display starts at 7pm prompt

Adults: £5          Accompanied Children: Free    Unaccompanied Children Under 16: £1

Come early and enjoy the Lions’ Barbecue

A safe and spectacular event for all the family organised by the Lions Club of Tavistock on behalf of the Community.

For the safety of everybody, PLEASE leave your own fireworks at home including SPARKLERS

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson

Thursday 27th November:

The switching on of the Trees of Light on the front of Tavistock Town Hall

At 7pm, Steve Grummitt, the President of the Lions Club of Tavistock, will switch on the lights on the three trees on the front of the Town Hall with each light having been sponsored in memory of a departed loved one. This will be the sixteenth year for the trees which so far have raised nearly £71,000 for local charities and the Club are pleased that Morris Bros. (Tavistock) Ltd. are continuing to cover all of the costs resulting in all of the sponsorship money going to the nominated charities

Photo courtesy of Steve Grummitt

 Saturday 27th September 2014 - Hot Air Balloon 'Night Glow'
Exclusive Ballooning

A huge thank you to Exclusive Ballooning (the world leader in Aerial Marketing) and their pilots who gavetheir time, amazing balloons and equipment to support the Meadows Makeover.  What a night it was!

And here are two videos for those who may have missed it - or need a reminder!
Two super videos of the Balloon Glow!

The arty one:

See our facebook page for more photographs.

Thanks too, to Barry from Shot in the Dark Disco for the sound, John Collacott for the PA, Craig from Tavistock Hire Centre and Linda Coe and Tavistock College for making the site available to us - and to all of you who came and supported us!

And if you would like to support the cause, here is an easy way to do it!

Carnival Week - 12-19th July

We've just finished an incredibly successful Carnival Week, blessed with amazing weather and a series of fantastic events across the 8 days.  The week culminated in the Carnival Parade through the town on the evening of Saturday 19th July - and the street collection during the parade raised £2291, which was up by 5% on last year, so a massive thank you to everyone!

Lion Graeme Ugle puts together short films of all our main events and here is his video of the Carnival 2014.

Also during the Carnival week, we were delighted to welcome Emma Barton, who plays Honey Mitchell in BBC1's Eastenders, to our Fun Day in the Meadows, where she crowned our 2014 Carnival Princess Emilia Barrett and her attendants Kina Massey and Ella Baker (see below).

Emma Barton & Carnival Princess

Once we know the final total raised across all the events of the week, we'll be updating this page and our Facebook page, so keep a lookout!

Murder Mystery

We had a brilliant Murder Mystery Evening at the Terrace Restaurant, Pym Street, Tavistock on Saturday featuring the Tavonians with its production of “Weddings can be Murder!”. We raised approximately £650 for Meningitis Now - a great result!

The Trees of Light

Tree of Light Presentation 2014

Here is a photograph of the Charities receiving their cheques from Lion President Pat Macauley - the final total for donations for Trees of Light was £5,187, The Club then topped this up to £5,400 - so each charity received £1800. Charities supported were local branches of the Chestnut Appeal, Motor Neurone Disease and the Tavistock Chemotherapy and Triangle Centre.

There will be another payment of around £200 when we receive gift aid. So £2000 for each Charity is a great result and we know how much it meant to be able to remember loved ones especially at Christmas.....

You will find more information if you follow the link in the side bar to 'Christmas Trees of Light'

SARDA Presentation
SARDA Presentation

We had a brilliant talk fron Ian Bertie on SARDA - Search and Rescue Dogs Association

Here is a link to his presentation. It can take a while to load!

Support for Raleigh International

Pippa Tigwell went to India with a little support from the Lions - see what amazing things she helped to achieve at

Visit our events page to find out about all the events we have on over the year ahead.

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If you'd like to find out more about the work that the Lions do in Tavistock, or would like to investigate membership opportunities, then visit our Membership page.

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