Welcome to the Lions Club of Tavistock


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.



Important News Flash!



New date for Boat Race!


Easter Monday 21st April at 11.00 am


The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race comes to the Meadows.....


Here we go with take 2 of the Boat Race on the Canal in the Meadows! Easter Monday at 11.00.

Boats available from 10.30.

Let's hope for better weather!!!




Recent Events


  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

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.....


 Lions Trees of Light chqs 7597

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


We had a brilliant talk fron Ian Bertie on SARDA -

Search and Rescue Dogs Association

Tav Lions rescue dog 7608


Here is a link to his presentation

It can take a while to load!


Our next major fundraising events are:


 The rearranged Boat Race!



38th Anniversary Charter Night Celebrations


What a great night we had with 118 Lions and their guests dancing until 12.30.

The Town Hall looked fantastic in yellow for the St David's Day Theme!

Here is a picture of President Pat with some of our distinguished guests!

 Charter 2014


The raffle raised £350 on Charter Night and as it was St David's Day, what better charity

than Marie Curie??


Lions Marie Curie chq 7599



Thanks to Graeme Ugle, we have our entry

for BID's my Tavistock, Film Competition...


Click here for our tribute to Tavistock through Lions' eyes!!


The Carnival is over.... but in 2014 it will be


'Yer havin' a laugh'


Dates 12th-19th July 2014


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



Pictures from Africa

Go to' Latest News' and see the wonderful paintings sent over by the Swaziland Olympic Team to remember them to us and say thank you for the support given to them just over a year ago!

Go to 'Who do we help' to see pictures of the new gym they have painted and the fridge they have bought with our modest support.


See what we are up to on our Facebook Page


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