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.

Paul German President 2017-18

News from the Club

Here is our latest Club photograph - thanks James Bird!

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.

Our Next Event

Trees of Light
Don't like to say it but we shall soon be thinking about the Christmas Trees and the lights sponsored on behalf of loved ones no longer with us.
The lights on the trees will be turned on at 7.00 pm on Thursday 30th November, the day before Dickensian Evening.  Please put the date in your diary!

All the proceeds go to charities which this year will be CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie  and Parkinsons UK. The “switch on” will be followed by a short interdenominational service led by the local clergy. During the evening, the Lions will be serving hot drinks and mince pies.

 This will be 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 rebates and 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 the trees.

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.

 John Noblet will be writing to those people who participated in 2016 asking if they wish to do the same this year and if anyone else would like to become a sponsor, they can obtain a sponsorship form by contacting him 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.

This year, the Club is hoping to set up a “Just Giving” web page which will enable donations to be made online by going to www.justgiving.com and searching for the Lions Club of Tavistock.

 A full list of donors will be published in the Tavistock Times Gazette just before Christmas with each one receiving a commemorative card in the New Year.


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!

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.