Billericay Lions held their annual senior citizens concert at Emmanuel Church, Billericay 21st September 2019.
The audience was entertained by three high quality acts:
Paul Fowler A Kent based young professional Magician/ Mind Reader/Hypnotist and a Member of the Magic Circle.
Audience feedback was very positive. A number of the audience were in tears during the 2nd act “Pedro’s voice was so beautiful”. And during the Law’s act there was much waving of arms and singing along.
Lions and Lions Ladies served tea, coffee and biscuits during the interval. After the event, anyone needing a lift was driven home.
We do get good attendance from regulars especially groups coming from retirement properties. However there are probably still many senior citizens living in Billericay who are unaware of this annual concert. If you know of anyone who might be interested in attending next year, please forward details to and we will send them an invite before next years concert.
Six Billericay Lions, twelve swimmers with learning and physical disabilities and six coaches / helpers travelled from Runnymede Swimming Club, Benfleet to Germany to take part in our international disability swimming gala.
The event took place on Saturday 6th October 2018 at Voreifel, near Cologne against teams from Belgium and Germany. The Belgian team had won the gala for the last three meets, however this year they were beaten by the Runnymede swimmers who won the gala outright – winning 20 of the 33 races!!
The Biennial swimming gala for the disabled was first held in 1992 and is an event shared with the Lions clubs of Billericay, Voreifel in Germany and Brussels Royale in Belgium. The venue rotates between the three countries with around 100 people of varying ages and disabilities participating.
The Voreifel Lions also laid on additional activities for the Runnymede visitors during the weekend, including a Falconry display, a trip to an outdoor historical nature museum ending up on Sunday evening with dinner in a castle!!
The gala provided a fantastic opportunity for the swimmers who had never had the opportunity to compete aboard before. The triumphant swimmers returned by coach and ferry on Monday 8th October and went back to training. They are now looking forward to their next international gala in Belgium in 2021.