Engineering Development Trust

The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) are a nationwide educational charity engaging young people through STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused experience days, projects and placements. They run a number of programmes and for several years Billericay Lions have been delighted to sponsor teams from The Billericay School to participate in Go4SET projects.

EDT’s Go4SET project are typically 10 weeks and offers young people in Years 8/9 the opportunity to develop skills, inform subject choice and change perceptions about STEM, raising awareness of how studying these subjects can lead to a rewarding career. As well as sponsoring the teams Billericay Lions have also provided mentors to help and guide the teams through the process.

The teams have had increasing success over the years with the previous year’s team passing on their knowledge to the next group and it culminated in 2019 with the them winning the Best Overall Project. Although the Billericay Lions had agreed to again sponsor a team in 2020 the Coronavirus Lockdown and closure of schools meant they were unable to defend their trophy.

Our Story

On Tuesday, 24th April 1979, at the Heybridge Moat House, Ingatestone, at a general business meeting of the Host Club Brentwood Lions, the induction of the newly formed Billericay Lions Club took place.

The official presentation of the Club charter took place on Thursday, 31st May 1979, in the Grand Suite of the Heybridge Moat House, Ingatestone.

charter document

Ethics & Purpose

As Lions, we hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards in everything we do. Our members and clubs are dedicated to serving others, and it shows. We champion kindness in our communities and actively work to improve the lives of all people.

Lions Clubs International Code of Ethics

To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

Lions Clubs International Purpose

To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.

To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.

To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.

To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Bookstall

In line with government COVID-19 advice on social distancing we have reluctantly taken the decision to temporarily suspend our bookstall outside Poundland on Saturday mornings.

With everyone’s best interest at heart, the wellbeing of the public and our members must take priority.

We look forward to resuming the service again when the advice is changed and it is safe for us to socialise again.

The Lions bookstall can be found every Saturday morning, come rain or shine, outside Poundland, Billericay High Street, between 9.30 and 12.30.

For more than 30 years, our bookstall has been a regular presence on the High Street.

In addition to paperback books in good condition we also welcome:

SpectaclesUsed in the third world
Hearing AidsUsed in the third world
Foreign CurrencyCoins and notes including obsolete – Raises funds for charity work
Mobile phonesRecycled to raise funds for charity
Inkjet & Laser CartridgesApple, Brother, Canon, Epson (laser only), Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lexmark, Mannesman Tally, Minolta, QMS, NEC, Panasonic, Pitney Bowes, QMS, Samsung

£160,000 for Air Ambulance Services

We know that air ambulance charities have been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. They have faced considerable extra, unbudgeted – day to day costs – at the same time, lockdown has adversely affected fundraising. Now, thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the US, Lions Clubs of British Isles can provide immediate support for this emergency service that touches lives in all our local communities.

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others. As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.

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Youth

We are committed to providing youth and young adults with opportunities to succeed. The Lions Quest program provides young people and their educators with tools to make positive choices, resist drugs and alcohol, learn through service and become healthy young men and women.

disaster relief

Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, we respond. We provide funding to address preparedness and immediate needs that allow Lions and their partners to be among the first on the scene in the wake of the world’s most devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.

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Humanitarian

Lions take action in their communities, working face-to-face with the people they serve. We support the wide variety of humanitarian efforts implemented and coordinated by Lions and give grants to increase their scale and effectiveness.

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Vision

We are a world leader in the effort to prevent avoidable blindness, and we’re diligently working with Lions clubs and local partners to help provide the local capacity building, training, medications and treatment needed for those with eye diseases and to provide disability rehabilitation and education for all.

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Diabetes

We are providing support to help Lions educate the public and establish programs around one of our new global focus areas: diabetes.

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Childhood Cancer

Across the globe, too many children are being affected by cancer. We’re helping Lions establish programs and provide greater service and access to care for those diagnosed—giving hope to them and their families.

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The Environment

We are working with Lions to preserve our planet, knowing that the health of our local communities and environments affects us all. Our goal is to help establish a sustainable future for generations to come.

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Hunger

We help provide healthy meals for the hungry and work to establish strategies and greater capacity for communities in which food is scarce.

Lions Clubs International Foundation