Our first Charter Dinner was held at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton. The Lions International Charter was presented by District Governor Mr Stuart Webb, and our guests included Brighton’s Deputy Mayor (Alderman G C Packham).
Peter Shannon said “The net curtains of many a neat little bungalow may hide a problem. If the Lions can help they will”. (This is still true 40 years on!)
In 1983 we ourselves became a mother club with the formation of Woodingdean Lions. Unfortunately Woodingdean Club had to close in June 2007 and we now provide service cover for Woodingdean and Falmer in addition to our original patch of Rottingdean, Saltdean and Ovingdean, all situated on the eastern outskirts of Brighton.
Despite covering a relatively small area the club is strong with around 30 members and raises / donates in the order of £20,000+ each year.
Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund No 1001889