Welcome to the website of the Lions Club of Tavistock in the heart of the South West of England.
Our club is proud to be part of Lions Clubs International -click on the logo below to see all the things Lions are doing across the world!
Or see our 'What's a Lion' page.
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.

Paul German President 2017-18

We were delighted to have a visit from Peter Rowe our Vice District Governor and his wife
and fellow Lion, Christine at our last meeting. Here Peter is presenting Paul with District
Governor, Ian Snell's bannerette.

News from the Club

Here is our latest Club photograph - thanks James Bird!

Lions do Etching!

Shelter Box
With so many natural - and man made - disasters in our world, we decided to sponsor two Shelter Boxes.
Here is a picture of the cheque presentation to David Glover from Shelter Box.

An article in the TTG of 23rd November publicised the fact that the Children's Ward in Derriford Hospital had no funds to make the ward more festive for the Christmas period. Bex Hurle, whose daughter is currently undergoing cancer treatment in Derriford started a fund raising campaign to buy decorations for the ward and following a successful event and a donation from the Lions Club of £426, she and her friends now have sufficient money. A working party of Bex, friends and Lions will soon be visiting the ward in order to decorate it with trees, lights and baubles which will most certainly brighten it up for all the children who will unfortunately be in there over Christmas

James Bird's photo shows Bex with friends and Lions receiving the cheque from Club Community Service Chair Hywel Edwards

Our Next Event
Trees of Light
The lights are on for another Christmas!
(Thanks James Bird)

It is not too late to sponsor a light!  If anyone else would like to become a sponsor, they can obtain a sponsorship form by contacting John Noblet on 01822 616481 or by e-mail at mail@johnnoblet.co.uk. Alternatively download the form from the link below and email it or send to John

Or this year, the Club has set up a “Just Giving” web page which will enable donations to be made online by going to


As well as remembering someone who was dear to you, it is a wonderful way of supporting three very deserving charities which this year will be CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie  and Parkinsons UK.

 This is the nineteenth year that the Lions Club have organised the trees and since it started, just over £90,000 has been raised in sponsorship and gift aid to be distributed to local charities. We are very grateful for the continued support from Funeral Directors, Morris Bros, our main sponsor,.the Tavistock Times Gazette for publishing the sponsorship form in its paper, South West Lakes Trust, which again has very kindly donated the trees, and also the Tavistock Town Council and staff for their sterling work in erecting them

The Lions established a charitable trust eight years ago which enables the Club to reclaim the tax on any donation made by a UK tax payer

 A full list of donors will be published in the Tavistock Times Gazette just before Christmas and, if you would like one, there is a commemorative card which can be sent to you.

 Sponsorship Form

Our Next Event

Remembrance Day
We were very pleased to support the royal British Legion by closing the roads for the silence....

Carnival 2018

In 2018 the theme is 'Countries of the World', celebrating the diversity of our world!
Carnival Day is Saturday July 21st but Carnival Week begins the previous Saturday, July 14th, with a Ceilidh/Barn Dance in the Tavistock Town Hall.  More information nearer the time!

Sensory Garden....
Work goes on!!

For details on other events throughout the year, visit our events page.

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.