Tamworth Lions hoarding a Saxon !

The picture shows Tamworth’s Lion meeting one of Tamworth’s Saxons at

last Sunday’s event


Following the event, held in the Castle grounds in Tamworth, Lion President

Patricia Lambert, speaking on behalf of Tamworth’s Lion, gave her thanks for all of the support and friendship shown by the residents of Tamworth on the Lion’s big day out at the Family Festival last weekend.

 “Everywhere we went, the people smiled, took our photograph, gave the Lion hugs, and made donations to the causes that the Tamworth Lions support in and around Tamworth.

 We raised over £1,600.00 on the day – it was a roaring success!”

 Tamworth Lions support many local causes, including the Tamworth Talking

Newspaper for the blind, Message In a Bottle, the collection of over 38,000 pairs of used spectacles for recycling for third world countries, and sponsoring Two Rivers Special School pupils attendance at the Ashby Statutes, and Chasetown Santa Special Steam Railway.


‘We have the annual family day on August Bank Holiday Sunday, can shakes,

our annual celebratory Charter lunch in October, the opening of the Lions Club International shelter at the National Arboretum, a race night on 10th March, and other events to keep Tamworth Lions busy helping raise funds for the community, including the Tamworth Talking Newspaper, Staffordshire

Young Carers, and Lions National and International Projects’



Opening of the Lions Shelter at The National Memorial Arboretum.

Opening of the Lions Shelter at The National Memorial Arboretum

Lions at the National Memorial Arboretum

The Lions Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland have pleasure in announcing the details of the dedication of the Lions Clubs Shelter at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.


The dedication will be performed by our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. on September 14th. Her Royal Highness will arrive at 12.30 and depart the shelter site at 13.00.

There will be an area around the shelter for Lions who wish to observe the dedication, but this is open to the elements. A Lion’s welcome desk will be situated, from 10.00, at the entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum to assist any one attending the event.

The Shelter is situated at the point where the area to be developed in the next five years joins with the existing development.


Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles and Ireland have raised funds to support the construction of this shelter. Our organization is dedicated to Service and on this occasion, instead of building a garden or memorial, we have elected to serve by providing shelter for the many visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum.

Inside the Shelter there will be displayed two posters, one explaining about Lions Clubs the other lists the names of Lions who have passed to higher service and were named at MD Convention at Belfast. The second poster will be changed every year at the time of MD Convention.

Thank you to all the Clubs who have donated to this project, but donations are still needed to build a maintenance fund.

PDG Tony Gadsby

Chairman of Council of Governors 2011-2012

MD105 Great Britain and Ireland

I.P.D.G.Tony Gadsby closer to becoming Torchbearer.

We are delighted  that I.P.D.G.Tony Gadbsy has made it through to the next stage of the process for being a Torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics.His nomination  will be reviewed by one of  12 regional selection panels. They will be looking for 2,012 individuals with the most inspirational stories of personal achievement and/or contribution to the local community. Congratulations.
If successful,  he will be offered a place as one of the 8,000 Torchbearers needed in total for the Olympic Torch Relay.
We wish him the Best of Luck and hopefully his training will start in the near future !