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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, 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…

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

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Our 2019 sponsored swim took place at Roedean School pool on Sunday 20 October. 

The teams who participated will retain 50% of the money raised for their own charitable purposes. The major beneficiary of the Lions’ share of the money will be, as usual, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

David Hunt of the Four Deans Stroke Club thanked Lion President Geoff Rhodes for the Lions’ donation towards the cost of a new disabled persons’ transport vehicle.


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.

Members and friends running the stalls

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.

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.


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.

JUNE 2019

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

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

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.

APRIL 2019


Lion President Ian Christie together with Lion Andy Wavell and Mrs Jill Volanthen 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 Volanthen who the Club sponsored to attend a Scout World Jamboree in Australia.  John attended local schools and Scout Groups.


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 support disadvantaged members of the local community.  

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


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.

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