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
Peace Poster
We have had 430 entries this year for our Peace Poster Competition - the highest entry ever with some of the best posters ever, too!
Click here to see the winners and runners up, but until the Presentation on Monday, we won't be telling you whose was the overall winner!  Enjoy!!

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 festival on the first Saturday.
It should be a great week!  See below for the link to the full programme.
To download the 2016 Carnival Programme, packed with details of all the events throughout the week, click here (Note: This will open the programme in your PDF reader software - this may take a few minutes depending on your connection speed)

Carnival P

Here is a link to the Entry Form 
Carnival Entry Form

Some notes
Covering notes

Some important Health and Safety Information
Important Health and Safety Information

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? Well, now we know!!

"The princess and her attendants have now been chosen for this year's Tavistock Carnival which takes place next month. The princess, Ellie Veale, aged eleven, and her attendants Angel Holland, aged eight, and Daisy Swift, aged seven, were chosen by judges Carol Simpson, the General Manager of the Tavistock Times Gazette which jointly sponsored the competition with Lawsons of Tavistock, Lion Alei Lynch and incoming Lion President Paul Blowey.

The girls will make their first appearance at the Baby Show in the Parish Rooms on Saturday 9th July and will be officially crowned the following day at 3pm during Funday in the Meadows

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: Link

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!

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

View all our events

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.

Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date on all the latest Lions Club of Tavistock news.