Who are the Lions?
The Lions Club of Bridgend is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service clubs organisation in the world. There are about 1.4 million Lion members.
The first club in the UK was formed in 1950 and the organisation has rapidly expanded to more than 900 clubs in Britain and Ireland today.
The Lions Club of Bridgend was formed in 1975 and presently comprises 22 people, all of whom are volunteers.
Members come from all walks of life and across a large age range - there is no maximum age, and members can join at age 18.
What do the Lions do?
The principal aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst enjoying the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part. Lions Clubs are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those less fortunate people in our community.
The Lions Club of Bridgend provides direct service to our community by events such as the Gateway Club Annual Disco and support for the Disabled Games, but our main activity is in raising funds for Charitable Purposes.
Recent events have included a Sponsored Swim, Book Fair, Golf day, Santa's Grotto, Tree of Light, Christmas Stalls and numerous other events. For further details of some of our events please use our links to Fundraising.
Previous events have included Boxing Dinners, Charity Dance, Duck Races, Fireworks Display, Town carnival, Businessman's lunch, Classic Car Show/Family Funday and the Beer & Wine Festival.
Our members also participate in various direct service activities and enjoy a social calendar which includes dinners, a horse race evening and other social occasions where the principal aim is to have fun and enjoy ourselves.
Where are the Bridgend Lions?
Bridgend is situated in South Wales, UK - midway between Cardiff and Swansea.
The Lions club of Bridgend is part of the world's largest service organisation
Lions Clubs International.
We form part of
Lions District 105W
which itself is part of
Lions Multiple District 105
covering the whole of Great Britain and Ireland.