The activities detailed below are only a small example of what we do to
produce our income that letís us support the individuals, charities and
organisations we help. These are not the only means we use to raise funds.
Lions, unlike many other charities, use none of the cash given to us for
administration. The costs of running the club are met entirely by the
members own subscriptions, so you can be sure that when you donate £1 to a
Lions club, that entire £1 will be used for the benefit of others less
well off than yourself.
We always carefully monitor the causes we support; in some cases offering
a conditional pledge thus ensuring all monies achieve our objectives.
Our fund raising activities include:
Christmas Sleigh Collection
again the Lions Sleigh was out and about round Billericay just before
For 10 nights the sleigh went round many of the housing areas in
Billericay. We also had permission to collect at the local Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets and in the High Street car park behind Iceland as well.
As always the reception from the public was wonderful. The excitement of the
children was as intense as ever.
In 2016, thanks in part to the good weather but mainly due to the generosity
of the people of Billericay we were able to raise the magnificent sum of
£8,164, which after costs means that £7,667 will be used in our charity
work throughout the local community.Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
Thank you also to all the members and their friends and family, who gave
their support to come out, helping us to continue this important work.
Billericay Beer Festival
Regretably we had to cancel the 8th Billericay Beer Festival due to
overrunning building work at Billericay Town Football Club.
Dates (22-24 June 2018) and a new venue has been agreed for 2018. See
billericaybeerfestival.co.uk for further details as they become
Regular general knowledge charity quizzes are organised twice a year.
Food Taste Nights
Following on from our last seven years' very successful food taste nights
combined with a quiz, Billericay Lions are holding a Taste of
Scandinavia evening on
17th March 2018.
These taste quizzes involve a number of taste courses of delicious foreign
food interspersed with appropriately themed quiz questions.