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Recycle For Sight
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Recycle For Sight

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Glasses Recycling

Witney Lions Club is delighted to announce that it is now happy to accept used spectacles (without cases or cloths please) for recycling. Nationally Lions Clubs are prominent in this field, and all glasses collected are sent to their sorting locations which have the expertise, and the international charitable connections, to ensure best use of them.
Please email us (see below) for further information, or look out for our collection bins in the Witney branches of Specsavers, Boots or Vision Express.

 

Message in a Bottle
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Message in a bottle is a simple idea which allows emergency information to be kept in a small plastic bottle which is easily and quickly found by the Emergency Services in an emergency.

The scheme was introduced in 2002 in Oxfordshire on a county-wide basis, and well over 70,000 bottles have been issued since. The idea was then picked up by Lions clubs nationally.

The process is simple:

    • Collect you bottle from your GP, Chemist or request directly from a Lions club
    • Complete the form with the details requested
    • Add a copy of your latest repeat prescription
    • If you have a DNACPR* form, place the tear off slip in the bottle*
    • Place one of the sticky labels on the INSIDE of the main door to you premises
    • Place the other sticky label on the door of your fridge
    • Relax!

*DNACPR – Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – a process agreed between you, your family and your doctor where CPR is not appropriate – essential guidance for the Ambulance Service to ensure your wishes are followed.

Message in a Bottle is free to the user and is funded by Lions clubs, where organisations become heavy users of the Bottles ie: NHS, or age related charities then a donation is sought.

For more details, or to request new bottles, please contact us.

Photo Gallery
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New members being inducted to the club

New members Laura & Dan

Lions 1st VDG Kav inducting new members Laura & Dan - 14th February 2022

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Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Laura

Laura and Wyn

Laura welcomed by her sponsor Wyn

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Lion Wyn congratulates new member, Dan

Dan and Wyn

Dan welcomed by his sponsor Wyn

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Lion Wyn receives Sponsorship certificates from President Keith

Wyn receiving sponsors certificates

Wyn receiving sponsor certificates from President Keith

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VDG Kav exchanges banners with President Keith

Kav and Keith

1st VDG Kav exchanges banners with President Keith

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Santa and helper pose in the Kidlington market

Kidlington Centre

At the Kidlington Centre - 4th December 2021

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Rudolph is missing an antler

Oh deer!!

Oh deer - December 2021

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Santa and youngsters pose for picture

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

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Santa and helper chat to mum and young child

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

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Santa chats to young boy overseen by mum

Sainsburys 5th December 2021

Sainsburys 5th December 2021 - Letting Santa know what he wants

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Santa having picture with a very happy youngster

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

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Santa, mum and youngster pose for picture

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

6th December 2021 - Poundstretcher

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Santa, Rudolph float & helpers under the clock tower in Woolgate Centre

Woolgate 9th December 2021

Woolgate 9th December 2021

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Santa chatting to a very sweet youngster

12th December 2021 - B&Q

12th December 2021 - B&Q

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Santa poses with smiling youngster

Poundstretcher 13th December 2021

Poundstretcher 13th December 2021

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Santa and child high five

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa chatting to youngster in pram

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa and Grandma pose for picture

Woodstock 15th December 2021

Woodstock 15th December 2021

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Santa poses with happy child

Eynsham 21st December 2021

Eynsham 21st December 2021

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Eynsham 21st December 2021

Eynsham 21st December 2021

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Santa sitting down taking a well earned break

Eynsham 21st December 2021

Definitely a Red Lion - earning a well deserved rest

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Just a quick brush up - September 2020

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Pew, pew, Barney McGrew........... September 2020

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Social
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Calendar of events for 2021/22

The Club’s aims are to help others in the local communities and further afield.

Lions Club members get the opportunity to make new friends as we work together to serve the local community.

Building on this closer to home, the Club’s members and friends benefit from club organised/supported social events that further strengthen the relationships formed.

Covid-19 considerations have severely restricted our opportunities since spring 2020.

We look to resume many of the get-togethers as soon as possible, as we try to get back to the typical calendar of 2019.

 2021

July 
President’s Handover Party

 2020

March 
Weekend Away, Imperial Hotel Barnstaple

February 
Lions Quiz at Witney Lakes Sports Bar

January
President’s New Year Party

 2019

November
Witney Challenge Quiz, Langdale Hall

Tour of Cotswold Distillery

October
Lions charity Bridge Drive, Carterton Community Centre

June

Lions visit to the Houses of Parliament

Witney Lions 50th anniversary Charter celebration, Witney Lakes

May

Bridge Drive raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

April

The Lions and friends Skittles night at The Ferryman Inn, Bablock Hythe

March

Witney Lions spent a lovely weekend at The Pines in Swanage

Horse racing Fun Night with Lions running the tote and providing the ‘horses’ to help Spartan Rangers FC raise funds

February

Lions Quiz at Witney Lakes Sports Bar

A bit of history

Quiz Night, Trips, more

Membership
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If you’re interested in helping your local community, volunteering, fund-raising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions Club member or volunteer – Keith Holmes, Club President

There’s nothing like being a Lion. We make a difference in our communities and in the lives of the people we help. Even though Lions spend most of their time giving, they also get so much in return – from as little as two hours a month. 

Here’s some of the great benefits of being a Lion.

    • The fun and fellowship 
    • Opportunities to lead
    • You get when you give 
    • That ah-ha moment – Every member has a story about the moment they truly became a Lion. That day when they helped someone who had nowhere else to turn. The heartfelt thanks. The hope you restored through your kindness. That’s why we’re Lions.

These are just some of the great benefits of being a Lion. So share the joy of being a Lion by inviting a friend or family member to join you in helping the local community.

So make the most of each day—and make the most of your membership!

Witney Carnival
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The Carnival is now the largest community family event in the town. Preparations start well before the actual day. The day before the Carnival our members erect 6 x 12m marquees and two gazebos. Who would have thought that the Witney Lions Fun Run, with a few trade and charity stalls, would grow into Witney Carnival?

Witney Carnival is a large undertaking organised by the local Rotary Club, Lions Club, Round Table and Royal Air Force Air Cadets, with free entertainment. We generate a surplus which is used for local charity work.