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 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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click here to see upcoming events for 2019

Scroll down to see news of our recent events

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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 participate.


In 2019 the event will be held on Sunday 20 October.


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 by clicking here.

If you need further information, please contact Lion Ian Christie

Tel: 01273 960437 or 07917155043         Email: ian_christie@yahoo.co.uk 

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Congratulations to all winners 

who have now been contacted















Many thanks to those who participated in the Draw

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£50 -  No 179     £30 - No 134     £20 - No 15



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



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Rottingdean And Saltdean Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund 

will automatically be your chosen charity. 

If you would like to make a personal donation, this can be done by clicking Donate

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JULY 2019

Lion President Geoff Rhodes presented a book titled "A Great Big Cuddle" to each child in Rudyard Kipling School's Reception class. This was to encourage them to enjoy a lifetime of reading.

It was a very pleasant morning, the children performed very well and comments of appreciation were received from parents on their way out

JULY 2019  Annual Gala and Dog Show at Saltdean Oval.  

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Members and friends running the stalls

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JULY 2019

Lion President, Geoff Rhodes, was pleased to present a cheque for £500  to the music department at Longhill School.  This has enabled a new piano to be provided which will enhance a much needed resource in the school.  

The donation was in memory of Gerry Prince who had been a Lion for many years and had also been Chair of Governors at Longhill High School.

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JUNE 2019

On 15 June we again ran our famous BBQ at the Lions Fayre in Rottingdean.

As you can see this is very popular with those who supported us at the event.  The Lions also ran various other stalls which helped to raise money for good causes.

Thank you to all those who supported us on the day.  

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JUNE 2019

Having completed almost 2 years as Lions President, Ian Christie made his final cheque presentation.  This was for £500 to Blind Veterans UK in Ovingdean.  

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 the Ovingdean Centre.

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JUNE 2019

Lion President, Ian Christie and Lion Angdy Wavell  presented a copy of The Cave to Lonhill School.  This details the rescue of theThai football team who were trapped underground in a cave.  

John Volanthan a past pupil at the school, was the firstt caver to find the boys.  The book was presented in his honour.

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MAY 2019

Lion President Ian Christie together with Lion Roger Bluff presented a cheque for £1,300 to Chestnut Tree House.  This sum was raised at our Swim event in November 2018.  

The 23rd Brighton Scouts raised the most money at the event and the presentation to Chestnut Tree House was made at their Beavers' meeting.

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APRIL 2019


Lion President Ian Christie together with Lion Andy Wavell and Mrs Jill Volanthan visited the Mayor's Parlour to present a copy of The Cave to Councillor Dee Simson.  The book gives an account of the daring rescue of a Thai football team trapped in a cave by flood water.  


One of the lead divers was John Volanthan who the Club sponsored to attend a Scout World Jamboree in Australia.  John attended local schools and Scout Groups.

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MARCH 2019

Members of Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions, together with Lions from other Lions Clubs, held an It’s a Knock Out day for local organisations who suppo disadvantaged members of the local community.  

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Councillor Dee Simson attended to present prizes and certificates to all participants.”

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Lion President Ian Christie and  Lion Andy Wavell, chair of the Service Committee, visited Off the Fence.  This is a charity helping the homeless in all areas of Brighton and the visit was to see how the Service works.  

The Club helped with funding towards the shower van which travels around the city to provide facilities for homeless men and women.

As Off The Fence is the President's Charity of the Year the Club will help with further projects during his presidential year.

To see news of all our recent events click here


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