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
Apart from the community service from the sleigh, it is our biggest annual
fund raiser and in 2018 we were delighted to have achieved a new record
collection of £8,724.40I
Over the 11 days of collections, the response this year from young and old
was amazing, Santa and his sleigh pulled by matching Essex Ford sign written
tow car proved very popular.
The volunteers manning the sleigh have great fun bringing annual Christmas
joy to the streets of Billericay. One lady said she had lived in Billericay
for 51 years and waited in anticipation everyone of those years for the
Billericay Lions sleigh.
This fantastic collection will help us support local charities and good
causes in 2019.
Billericay Beer Festival
A successful 8th Billericay Beer Festival was held at the end of June
in 2018 at a new venue, Hannakins Farm Community Centre. Lions would
like to thank all family and friends who helped to make the event a
success and we mustn't forget all the sponsors, without them we wouldn't
be able to hold the event.
Please pencil in 28-30 June 2019 for our 9th Billericay Beer Festival.
billericaybeerfestival.co.uk for further details as they become
Regular general knowledge charity quizzes are organised during the year.
Food Taste Nights
Following on from our last seven years' very successful food taste nights
combined with a quiz, Billericay Lions held another sell out Taste of
Scandinavia evening in March 2018.
These taste quizzes involve a number of taste courses of delicious foreign
food interspersed with appropriately themed quiz questions. Watch this space
for news of our next Taste of Quiz to be held in March 2019.
Our next Barn Dance is being held on 23rd February 2019 at the
Cannon Roche. This event is an American type supper where you bring and
share food. We have an excellent caller who makes the dances very easy and