What We Do?
Peel Lions Club was formed in 1973 and chartered in February 1974 by a group of interested men (37 members) from the area of Ramsbottom & Tottington, Lancashire.
Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for various charities and helped thousands of people, we have:
üSent sick children to Disney World, Florida
üDonated Chairlifts and Hospital Beds
üTaken children to Pantomimes and day trips
üHeld Christmas Parties and dinners for Senior Citizens
üTaken Senior Citizens to Blackpool and Fleetwood for day trips, and taken them to see Ice Shows etc.
üHeld a Annual Crown Green Bowling Competition between Ramsbottom and Tottington
üHeld Peel Trek’s – running round Holcombe Hill, which local schools took part in
üHeld an Annual Pram Push – involved teams of 3, going from pub to pub, collecting money donations in fancy dress and a wheel-chair
üAn Annual 3 Legged Race – this took over from the Pram Push – very similar but without the wheel-chair – great day out
üProjects – Our biggest Project was when we raised money and turned an old railway carriage into a carriage for disabled people. This run on the East Lancs Railway for many years. Unfortunately, the carriage was destroyed a couple of years ago in a fire.
üAnnual Race Nights, Las Vegas Nights and various other social events held throughout the year
üAnnual Christmas Street Collections – With Santa, Reindeer’s and his little helpers!
üTake part in shows, Gala’s and Carnivals etc.
üDonated to world disasters eg. Tsunami and Water Aid, and donated to local disasters
üDonated to Big causes: Help For Heroes, Cancer Research, Christies Hospital, MacMillan Nurses, Bury Hospice and many more
üCharter evenings and Hand Overs – this is our biggest event, when the incoming president and outgoing president have a very special night to remember.
Due to members leaving our area and unfortunately passing on, we are down to 14 members.
Anyone wishing to know more about Peel Lions, you are welcome to come and meet us – for fun and fellowship.
We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 20:15hrs, Ramsbottom Royal British Legion, Central Street, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9AF.
History of Lions International
Lionism began in 1917, when a young Chicago insurance agent, Melvin Jones, presented to a group of separate business clubs the idea of consolidating the individual clubs into one strong influential club, called the International Association of Lions Clubs. Their goal was to help the community and to serve humanity with emphasis on serving the blind.
Lions International is a Worldwide Organisation and are:
CMembers of the world’s largest and most active service club organisation.
CMen who believe that by working together they will accomplish far more than would be possible as individuals.
CMembers committed to solving worldwide health and social problems, and who realise that solutions are possible when every Lions Club participates.
CPeople who cherish the fellowship of their own Club, but who also feel a close kinship with Lions in over 200 countries throughout the world.
CIndividuals dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards in their Club – and in their personal lives.
CPeople who are serious about their commitment to humanitarian service, but have fun along the way.
CWe cover all costs from our own dues, ensuring that all donated funds go to the causes. Transparency and accountability operate at every level; in fact, The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation the “best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.
We are proud that our organisation is close to a century old, and that it has a distinguished history of doing good works for the world. Local communities respect and trust their clubs, both because those clubs are made up of neighbours and friends who have a long record of support, and because of the Lions Clubs International name and legacy.
We have fun in our clubs. And when we meet fellow Lions for the first time, we treat them like old friends. When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So at the same time you’re helping your own community locally, you can also contribute to Lions community efforts in other countries.