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The members of Shepshed Lions Club had a very pleasant surprise at their monthly Lions Club business meeting at Livio’s Restaurant on Monday 5th March 2018. They had a visit from Bella Oakley of Shepshed together with her parents and big brother. Shepshed Lions Club supported Bella’s parents fund-raising efforts with a donation to help buy Bella a state of the art hearing device to help her with her daily life. She said a big thank you to all of the members present, and went on to demonstrate how effective the new device was. Her father went into another room and whispered into the device, that looks like a smart phone, and Bella heard every word. Bella then charmed all of the members with a speech of thanks. The parents were also very grateful for the support and told us what a difference the new device had made to Bella, but also to them. They then gave the members two boxes of chocolates that unfortunately did not survive the end of the meeting. It was fantastic to see how effective the device was for Bella and showed us that it was money well spent.


Shepshed Lions Club is looking to find a number of people in the community who may wish to help at their fundraising events in the future. You must be over 18years of age, of good character and be willing to fit in with a great team to achieve amazing things in our community.

As you will know we have two major events each year in our Annual Charity Carnival, and also with our ever -popular Santa Sleigh Collection. Both of these events are labour intensive. We are looking to find people who may not wish to become a member of the club, but willing to help with these events. We are looking for able -bodied people who want to help in the community.

If you think you could help us please contact Lion President Bob Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mail at


Doesn’t time fly! Shepshed Lions Club have already started to prepare for this year’s 9th Annual Charity Carnival. Arena acts have already been booked, stalls are already booking in, Colin the Ice Cream man is booked in, and all is going well. It is early but please reserve the date in your diary, Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018. We will try to keep you updated as we progress matters. It is a great, and relatively cheap day of family fun and enjoyment. Remember that every penny that Shepshed Lions Club makes in profit goes on local good causes. If you want to book a stall please contact Lion Susan Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mil at

As you can imagine, to provide the community with such a great day out, does not come with out cost. We are looking for sponsorship to enable the club to provide a Carnival of the same high standard of previous years. If you are interesting in sponsoring this popular event and promoting your company in the local community please contact Lion President Bob Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mail at


The date has been set for Shepshed Lions Club 4th Annual Charity Christmas Market to be held in the Hallcroft, Shepshed on Sunday 2nd December 2018. It is early, but stalls are already booking in following the success of the 3 previous Christmas markets organised by the club. There will be the usual attractions so please put the date in your diary. If you want to book a stall please contact Lion Susan Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mil at


Shepshed Lions Club prepared hampers of Easter goodies (or baddies if you are on a diet) to raise funds for those less fortunate in our community. Remember that, as in all of our projects, all the profits go to local good causes. Hampers were placed in The Crown Hotel, The Horse Bar and Restaurant, The Jolly Farmers and The Pied Bull public houses all took a hamper and all the profits will be spent on local good causes. We would like to say a massive thank you to the Licensees, staff and customers who so very generously supported this project.


Shepshed Lions Club is looking for new members to boost its team of 25 in order to serve our community, of which we are very proud. If you are over 18 years of age, and of good character, why not find out more of what we do. It is the largest Voluntary Service Organisation in the world with clubs in over 200 countries and 1.3 million members. All of our members are unpaid volunteers who give their time and effort freely to help those less fortunate in our community. The motto of the Lions Clubs international is “We Serve”, and that is what we do. It is rewarding work and really does great things in our community. Lions Clubs around the world are ordinary people doing amazing things. If you would like to find out more please contact Lion President Bob Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mail at

As reported previously on the 8th November 2017, 2 members of the Shepshed Lions Club Community First Responders gave a presentation to the Leicestershire Morris Minor Owners Club on how to deliver early, effective CPR to a patient who has had a sudden cardiac arrest and use a defibrillator. To demonstrate the effectiveness of these events, one of the ladies who was present at the demonstration was confronted by a distressed neighbour early in January 2018, who explained that her husband had just collapsed at home. The lady immediately went round to the neighbours address and found that the patient was unconscious and not breathing. She immediately started CPR on the man and continued to do so until the arrival of the Ambulance Service. The man survived the cardiac arrest and is recovering, but the Ambulance crew said that without the early CPR the outcome for the patient could easily have been very different. The lady said that if the incident had occurred before she attended the demonstration she would not have become involved, as she did not know what to do. She added that she had the knowledge and confidence to deliver the CPR because she had been shown how to do it. Well done, madam!

Following on from the last article Shepshed Lions Club Community First Responders are keen to give demonstrations on how to administer CPR and use a defibrillator. If you are part of a community group, club or association, or a member of the public, and you would like to arrange a demonstration please contact scheme coordinator Lion President Bob Lilley on 01509 508265 or by e-mail at

The demonstrations are free of charge, but we do invite you to make a donation to our funds to enable us to buy up to date equipment.

16th July 2018

Shepshed Lions Club has been keeping an ear to the ground and this is evidenced by the donation of £200 made to the Shepshed Amateurs Football Club. The donation came about following one of our members seeing an article on Facebook where the goal posts at the Little Haw Lane playing fields were vandalised. The Football Club needed to purchase new goal posts at a cost of around £800. They had started fund raising and Shepshed Lions Club decided to help the club to buy the new goal posts before the new football season starts. Lion President Bob Lilley said, “ This donation will help the football club to replace the goal posts that were needlessly vandalised. This will benefit the club but it will also benefit a lot of local children who use the park and goal posts. We are very happy to help the club to replace their goal posts.”

Shepshed Lions Club is working in conjunction with Field Street Surgery and Diabetes UK to undertake a project called “Type 2 Diabetes- Know your risk”. The event will be held at the Shepshed Town Council Offices, Charnwood Road, Shepshed on Saturday 4th August 2018 between 10am and 2 pm. It is estimated that there are over 500,000 people in the UK that are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes but are completely unaware of it. Diabetes is a serious disease and can ultimately be fatal if left untreated. The event will be non intrusive and will comprise of a questionnaire that will seek to identify the risk that the individual may have of developing Diabetes. If someone is identified as being at risk a form will be issued to take to their Doctor for further investigation.

Plans are well in advance for our Annual Senior Citizens Lunch that will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at The Glenmore Centre, Thorpe Road, Shepshed. The event will start at 1pm with a three course lunch, with a choice of 2 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts. Wine and soft drinks will be available, bingo and a raffle and music played throughout the meal. This ever popular event enables senior citizens to meet up with friends, old and new.