Fund Raising

We are very active in Fund Raising with various events during the year. Because of this support from the local community, we can then make several donations - here are a few recent examples -



Lion Andrew Lawson presents a 250 cheque to Helena Jones for Tesco's charity fund 2016 - The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK (Left) and a 50 cheque to Emma Jane Taylor for Ilminster's Party in the Park (Right).


Lion Andrew Lawson presents a 250 cheque to Helena Jones for Tesco's charity fund 2016, The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK and a 50 cheque to Emma Jane Taylor for Ilminster's Party in the Park.



We raise money with our Teddy Bear stall at several events around the area, often with the help of members' partners and friends. 

At Monkton Elm   The Lions Teddy Bear Stall with helpers


We also do well from donations at the Mulled Wine stall at the Victorian Evening in November when the Ilminster Christmas Lights are switched on. Here is the Winter Warmer Grotto at the Market Square.

The mulled wine stall at Victorian Evening, Ilminster


We support the Taunton Flower Show often by raising money for a signature project such as equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. The Ilminster Lions President Alan Rudkin and Lion Dave Case present a cheque for 1,000 to Dr Chris Knight from the Unit.

A donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital


We also help the South Petherton and Ilminster Carnivals by collecting money in buckets for the carnival organisers.

Collecting at Ilminster Carnival


Once a year in December we decamp to South Petherton for our Christmas Bazaar in the Blake Hall - Lions Roger Taylor and Dave Case use their charm to sell mistletoe - will it work?

Veg stall at South Petherton Christmas Bazaar


We also support other good causes, like the Royal Oak at Over Stratton Christmas Carol sing song or collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Care outside a local supermarket (wearing silly hats! - see below).

                                  Silly hat time!   Collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Tesco, Ilminster


We also organise other events such as the Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir Concert at the Minster in May 2016

Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir Concert at The Minster


Lion Nigel Clymow presents a cheque to Horseshoes and Handprints, a charity based at Stocklinch near Ilminster. They provide equine-assisted sensory therapy and special riding for adults and children with Aspergers, autism, neurological disorders or suffering with behavioural difficulties.                               

A donation for Horseshoes and Handprints providing therapy to children




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