Hayling Lions – Supporting Hayling Islanders

Hayling Island Lions

Christmas Means The Lions Santa Sleigh Is Here

This year, Santa is going green and is mainly doing static sessions, where you are invited to come and meet him and his helpers. There are a few short trips planned on certain days and our elves have told us that he's expected itinery is as follows:

Things We Do At Hayling Lions

Our Amazing Charity Shop

Our shop on Elm Grove is our hub in the community. It is staffed by our amazing volunteers who run the shop. 

The opening times are

  • Tuesday 10 to 4
  • Thursday 10 to 4
  • Friday 10 to 4
  • Saturday 10 to 1

The last day is 23rd December opening again on the 6th January.

If you have spectacles you no longer need

Please bring them to the shop on Elm Grove. 
We will take them to our partners who will clean your glasses and grade them so that they can be shared with needy people in the developing parts of the world, so that your eyeglasses can continue to provide benefit to others.

Prostate cancer screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

Many of you will know that we used to hold screening days at the community centre to help many men on the Island have a simple blood test to see if they were at risk from prostate cancer, which develops silently but can will develop in 1 in 8 men. 

You can now get a PSA test from your GP if you are over 50 and ask for a test and just ask for the test.

We are not planning to run those sessions again.

Message in a bottle

The Lions fund these bottles in which you can place important medical information and your current prescription list, so that if an ambulance calls to help you in an emergency, they know to look in your fridge for this bottle, which can help them and the hospital doctors look after you more appropriately. 

You can pick them up from our shop on Elm Grove, at the GPs and at the pharmacies.

Lakeside Social Event

The Hayling Lions is run by volunteers who pay for all of

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Rememrance Wreath

Remembrance Day Parade

Hayling Island veterans were reverentially remembered, thanked and honoured in the amazing

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The Hayling Lions Welcomes New Members

The Lions welcomes new members

In November's monthly meeting, which is always held on the second Thursday

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Helping Hayling Take Care Of COVID

With the current COVID -19 crisis the need to help is obviously greater than ever.

We are now urgently fundraising to support the work of groups and organisations on the Island who are helping the most vulnerable amongst us.

To start the Hayling COVID-19 fundraising Hayling Lions have today donated £1,000 to the fund. As always 100% of every donation will be for the people of Hayling.

Hopefully this crisis will be short lived and as it will not be possible to return any remaining monies these will be transferred to the Lions shop account allowing us to continue our usual work on Hayling once life returns to normal.
We can assure you we will endeavour to use your money wisely and for the good of others.

What Can You Do?

We Serve

We are the largest service based organisation in the world with with over 1 million members in almost 50,000 clubs worldwide and a history over 100 years. 

On Hayling Island, we raise funds to help people on the island who need us. 

Where there's a need - there's a Lion and we have Lions on Hayling Island. 

What We Do

We're behind the various annual events on the island, such as:

  • The Santa Sleigh at Christmas
  • Mengham Christmas Evening
  • Donkey Derby
  • Teddy Bears Picnic

We also help individuals in need on the Island, such as:

  • We paid for lunches to be delivered to children on the island whose parents struggle to provide them with lunch on the holidays
  • We bought a washing machine for an elderly lady who had to wash her clothes in the bath tub
  • We bought a budgie for a lonely lady on the island who just wanted some company

How You Can Help

We always need help and there's lots that you can do to help us help those on the Hayling Island live life a little more easily - for instance you could

  • Spread the word about us on social media or just by telling people about us
  • You could support our shop - either by helping out, or donating items for sale or popping in to buy something from us. Every penny raised from the shop helps people in need on Hayling Island.
  • You could become a silent member - all of our donations go straight to the needy. Our administrative costs are all paid by membership fees - so just paying £10/month to be a member helps us do our work
  • You could be an active member - we meet every 2nd Thursday at the British Legion and you are more than welcome. We always need people at events and with fundraising and helping us to help worthy causes on the Island - so please consider joining us.