Welcome to the pages of Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation. Its 1.4 million members are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and Lions live this motto with enthusiasm.


Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions are a service organisation of male volunteers who raise funds by organising and staffing local events such as Rottingdean Lions Fayre, Saltdean Gala, Charity Golf Day, a sponsored swim and similar fundraising activities.


The Club helps local communities in a number of ways with every penny raised going direct to good causes.  Not one penny is spent on administration as the Lions Club running costs are funded by our members.  We focus on good deeds and help those who are less fortunate...


Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund No 1001889

For more information about Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions click here

We look forward to your continued support to enable us to help good causes in our area.

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(see below for more information)


Every year Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions organise a sponsored swim at Roedean School Swimming Pool. We invite local organisations/clubs/schools/businesses/and groups of friends to form teams to participate.


In 2018, the event will be held on Sunday 18 November.


Teams can comprise any number of people (but if more than 6 we may split them to avoid congestion) and swim, normally in relay style, for up to 55 minutes. We record the number of laps (1 lap = 2 lengths of the pool) and ask teams to seek their own sponsorship.


When the sponsorship money is collected, teams may retain 50% for their charitable purposes. We ask that the other 50% is donated to the Lions for our own charities. The main beneficiary of the Lions share of the funds raised is the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.


The Lions Challenge Shield is held for the year by the team raising the most money.


We supply sponsorship forms so all you have to do is to find sponsors.


We ask that, where possible, teams request sponsors to agree to our seeking to reclaim Gift Aid from HMRC. This goes towards our direct costs for the event, such as pool hire and lifeguard, with any balance being donated to our general charities.


We hope that you can support the event.


If you wish to enter a team, you can download the documents here

If you need further information, please contact Lion Ian Christie:

                        Tel:  01273 960437, or 07917155048                            Email: ian_christie@yahoo.co.uk

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October 2018 Winning numbers

  £50 - No 159    £30 - No 32    £20 - No 119



 If you would like to know more about our 200 Club or see previous winners click here



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The winners of the 2018 Summer Draw are:


1st       0079

2nd      0383

3rd       0945

4th       0937

5th       1437

6th       2065

7th       2112

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To assist us in raising funds to help local charities and projects could we ask you to use AmazonSmile when making your purchases. 


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  However Amazon will make a donation to charitable organisations based on the value of your orders.


The only thing you will need to do is login at

https://smile.amazon.co.uk and choose

Rottingdean And Saltdean Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund 

as your chosen charity. 


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Lion President Ian together with four other members of the Club joined GRAB at Ovingdean beach for one of their monthly beach cleans.  The Club was pleased to be able to provide much needed equipment for the Group and take part in this important local environmental event which was part of International Beach Clean Day.

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JUNE 2018

Lions President Ian Christie presented a cheque for £500 to Blind Veterans UK specifically to be used at their Ovingdean Centre.  

The presentation took  place in their sensory garden given to Blind Veterans UK after winning a gold medal as one of the show gardens at The Hampton Court Flower Show in 2017.  

The garden is now located in the inner garden at their Ovingdean Centre and is a stunning spectacle.  Lesley Garven, the Centre Manager, was delighted to receive the money and said it will be used towards helping to maintain the garden.

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JUNE 2018

Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions held their Annual Lions Fayre on Rottingdean Village Green on 16 June 2018.. 

Lion President Ian Christie opened the event and hoped that everyone would enjoy the day.  

A varied programme of arena events, activities and stalls made for a successful event. 

The Lions would like to thank everyone who supported the Fayre.

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JUNE 2018

Lion President Ian Christie visited Rudyard Kipling Primary School to present books to Reception Class pupils.  Parents were there too to see their sons and daughters receive these and Ian said “he was delighted to present these books and hoped they would encourage the children to continue reading."  Judging by the reaction of the children he was sure this would be the case.

This was the last in a round of book presentations to local Primary Schools to celebrate the Centennial of Lions Clubs International.

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31 MAY 2018

45 local Senior Citizens enjoyed a full day Coach Trip to Arundel Cathedral Corpus Christi Festival, accompanied by Lion David Endersby, his wife and Lions Norman Watson and John Ewbank.  

The floral carpet along the Centre Aisle was very impressive, as were the other floral displays around the perimeter of the Cathedral.  

This was followed by a Cream Tea and retail therapy at Haskins Garden Centre, Rustington.   

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MAY 2018

Thanks to Woodingdean Co-op we were able to put an information table out for the day to let residents know what we do and what we can do for them.  

We also found some potential members and seniors who wished to join our invitation list for coach outings and the Christmas lunches

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MAY 2018

Lion President Ian Christie with Lion Andy Wavell attended an assembly at St Margaret’s School, Rottingdean, to present Acting Head Clare Price with a plaque to commemorate the gift from the Lions of £1,896.66 to cover the cost of new fiction books for the school library.  

Ian said ‘It is wonderful to help equip the new school library in this way and we are delighted to see the use the students are making of the new books already.'

For any enquiries or if you are interested in getting involved please contact club secretary, David Walker at info@rottingdeanandsaltdeanlions.org.uk or by telephone on 08458 339617

or go to our Contact Page


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