Lions Club of Bridgend

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Forthcoming Events

Book Fair

Book Fair 2016 all set out

Our next Book Fair will be held on Friday the 1st April and Saturday the 2nd April 2022 at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend from 9am to 4pm each day

There will be thousands of good quality books including fiction, non-fiction and children's, all at unbelievable prices.

We will also have an excellent supply of jigsaws.

Book Fair Mailing List

We maintain an e-mail mailing list to advise you of news about our Book Fairs. To subscribe click here

Books Wanted

Unfortunately our stores are now full so we are unable to accept any more books as from 28th February 2022. Thanks you to everyone who has donated books.

Click here for collection and delivery arrangements

Please do not deliver books to the Westward Community Centre as the other users of the centre have no involvement with our Book Fairs and left books causes inconvenience and a safety hazard to them.

Please note that we are no longer accepting DVDs and CDs


Charity Swim Gala

We hope to start holding our Charity Swim in 2022 at Ynysawdre Swimming pool. Details will follow if we are able to hold the event.

Teams of local charities raise funds for themselves at a cost of £50 entrance fee. For further information and to enter a team in 2022 please use our contact page.

We are able to put on this event which enables other groups to raise funds for themselves as a result of some very generous sponsors (details on our Swim page) - we thank them all for their support.



We attend numerous fetes and fundays throughout the Bridgend area from June to September with our fun stalls.

Lions Club stalls

Like most events, all occasions where we could site our stalls have been canceled over the last 2 years.

We hope that in 2022 things will start to get back to normal, so if you are holding an event in 2022 and would like us to attend please contact us.

Spectacle and Hearing Aid collections

Thank you everyone who is donating used hearing aids and spectacles.

Our collection bins (below) are now sited at various venues in and around Bridgend. For details of where you can deliver your donations see our spectacle and Hearing Aid pages.

Our collecting bins


Recent Events

Tree of Light

During December we held a Tree of Light at St Mary's Church where anyone could sponsor a light for £5 in memory of a loved one or a special cause at Christmas. The tree was be displayed inside the Church foyer.

We also had a Just Giving page to enable you to sponsor on-line - click here

Tree of Light

There was a short dedication of the tree in the foyer of St Mary's Church on the 29th November at 6:30 pm. Due to Covid precautions this was not be open to the public, but was made available on you tube.


Santa's Grotto

This had to be cancelled again in 2021, but we hope to be back in 2022. However there was an opportunity to talk to Santa and take a photograph in the Indoor Market on the 11th & 18th December 2021.


We helped Santa in his Grotto at Carnegie House (the old library) Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturdays 23rd and 30th November and 7th and 14th December 2019.

Santa's Grotto

A visit to see Santa cost £6.00 for which children received a quality gift and their family could take their own photographs. On-line bookings were very popular and we will continue with that in 2020.

We also took payments on the day (subject to availability) by cash or chip & pin or Contactless card.

The grotto also included free crafts and colouring for children while they wait and craft stalls (see below) and tombolas were also available.

Craft Stall


Book Sale

Book Sale


Our sale in October 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions.

For a location map please use this link: Location of Westward Community Centre or use postcode CF31 4JR in your Satnav.



Easter Egg Raffle

Our annual Easter Egg raffle took place at various venues throughout the Bridgend area leading up to Easter.

Easter Egg

Customers could purchase numbered squares for £1 for a chance to win a large Thornton's Easter Egg.

Thank you to all the venues that supported this event in 2019.



Citizenship Award for Club

We were presented with the prestigious Mayor’s Citizenship Award by the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Clive James.

Pictured with the Borough Mayor are our then President Tony Rees with members Henry Trimlett and John Craxton who represented the Club at the Awards ceremony.

This was given in recognition of all the hard work the club has done since its formation, including organising what has has become one of the largest Charity Book Sales in Wales and the continuing support given to the community



What's New

Site last updated on 27 February2022

27 February - We have had to stop collection of books in readiness for our Book Fair as out storage units are now full.

4 February - Updated with details of our Book Fair in April and added email subscription form this main page

30 November - Added details of our meet Santa event on 11th & 18th December



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You can also follow us on Twitter @BridgendLions


2020/22 President

On 1st July Mike Greenway took over as President of the club from Tony Gates.


Members Wanted

Do you have spare time in which to participate in a satisfying community based pastime with a great spirit of friendship?

If so why not consider joining our Club - see here for further information or use our contact page to get in touch with us. Membership is open to all over 18

Recent Donations

Some of our donations are pictured below - larger photos are on our donations page

Wheelchair Dancing

Wheelchair Dancing

Men's Shed

Men's Shed

Wildmill Youth Club

Wildmill Youth Club

POW Hospital Cardio respiratory unit

POW Cardio dept

Y Bont

Donation y Bont

Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance presentation



1 & 2 April 2022 - Book Fair


The Lions Club of Bridgend incorporates The Lions Club of Bridgend Charitable Trust Fund (Charity no: 1143349)


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