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
.And then there is the Carnival!!

Carnival Week is July 9th-16th

We are on the road to Rio for the Procession on 16th July this year!  Let's have a great South American party in Tavistock! 

We are looking to change the route  to make traffic run more smoothly around Tavistock and to make it more compact for spectators and participants alike.
Lots more activities throughout the week - something for everyone.
The Edge will be joining in the fun with their fesstival on the first Saturday.
It should be a great week

More details to follow.

We had a great week in Carnival 2015 raising nearly £10,000 for local charities and good causes!  Let's see if we can do even better this year!!

See our Facebook page for some pictures of the events and the procession!

Carnival Princess

Who will be this year’s Carnival Princess?

We are starting its search for a young lady to wear the glittering tiara and wave a royal hand at this year’s spectacular Tavistock Carnival so now is the chance for 3 lucky youngsters to win a chance to step up to the vacant throne as the new Carnival Princess and attendants. All young ladies who apply, using the adjacent form, must be between the ages of 7 and 11 years on 1st July 2016 and live within the PL19 and PL20 postal districts. The competition is sponsored by the Tavistock Times Gazette and Lawsons of Tavistock and the Club is delighted with the continued support from both companies.

The judging will take place at the Tavy Club, King Street, Tavistock on Tuesday 24th May at 6pm with the official crowning during ‘Funday in the Meadows’ on Sunday 10th July at 3pm. The Carnival Princess and attendants will lead the Carnival Procession through the streets of Tavistock on Saturday 16th July so the lucky winners must be available for these dates.

Recent Events

Charter Night

This is our Birthday Party and this year the Lions Club of Tavistock was 40 years old.
We celebrated in style in the Tavistock Town Hall on 27th February, with many of our friends from the Community and other Lions clubs.

A special cake made by Lion Sue Collins, was cut by our Lion president, Richard Jones, ably assisted by his wife, Jacky.

2015 Trees of Light

Another very successful year with more lights sponsored than ever..... led to this presentation
to the local branches of our three Charities - CLIC Sargent, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Marie Curie.
£1800 went to each of the Charities with more to come when gift aid is reclaimed!
Thank you to everyone who supported these worthy causes by sponsoring a light.

Christmas Draw

Lions Brenda and Bill organised another very successful Draw with £1700 going to Children's charities; this year £850 went to the Children's Hospice South West, £500 to the Mary Budding Trust and £350 to Whitchurch Pre-school - a great result and thank you to all those who bought tickets!

And here is the lucky prizewinner with the first prize, a great picture of Tavistock from West Street, kindly donated by Rik Hawkins of the Tavistock Picture Framing Gallery.  Many thanks to Rik and his team for again supporting us with such a generous prize!

Balloon Glow

What a fabulous evening we had for the Balloon Glow!!
If you missed it or want to be reminded of how great it was, check out the video link below:
e 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!

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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