Lions Southwold

Lions Southwold
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(Sole Bay) Lions

Lions - Who We Are

Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions Club was formed in 1974 and since then we have been raising funds that are used to support mostly local and some international causes. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, a status conferred by the Charity Commission, and we aim to support a wide variety of individuals and good causes using the funds raised from our activities such as our Fête, and Music on the Green.

Over the years there have been many examples of causes that we have helped – individuals, local organisations such as schools and groups, and organisations that serve the community such as the Air Ambulance, the RNLI, and the Blood Bikes scheme. We have also donated, through Lions International Foundation, to disaster relief, and with other local Lions clubs, we joined Lowestoft Lions in donating specialist equipment costing £10,000 to James Paget Hospital during COVID.

Our members are all local people – ordinary people like you who, whilst being part of our local community, want an opportunity to make a difference by putting something back into society. We always like to hear from people who might consider joining us, and we are looking for new members right now – do contact us, we would be pleased to tell you more. There are no special conditions for membership and you don’t have to live in Southwold – just have a desire to make our community a bit better.

We raise donations and help locals in the Southwold and Reydon area.

Serving the community since 1974.

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Lions - What We Do


— Meet Up

We meet at The Randolph pub on the first and third Monday each month.

— OAP Tea Party

80+ OAP’s join for ‘old’ style tea party with hand made sandwiches, home made cakes and copious cups of tea!
Live entertainment and a free raffle.

— Xmas Greetings

We arrange a crib at Southwold church and support Xmas lights in Southwold and Reydon. 


— Music on the Green

As a thank you to all our locals, every July we host Music on the Green.

We have a live band on an Adnams trailer with lots of dancing and a barbeque. We organize a voluntary collection, and the money goes to many good causes.

Causes we have donated to include:

  • East Anglia Air Ambulance.
  • Southwold RNLI.
  • Blood Bikes.
  • Water Aid.
  • East Anglia’s Children Hospice.
  • Prostate Cancer Research.

— Southwold Fete

Each year on Southwold Common, Lions organize a fete.

We have dog shows, punch and Judy, local charities, craft stalls, fun fair and many other attractions.


— Other Activities

  • Cheese and Wine tasting.
  • Sand castle competitions.
  • Thorpeness picnic.
  • Christmas meal.
  • Annual Charter.
  • Car parking in aid of Stella Peskett Millennial Hall.
  • Henham steam rally.

The Difference Southwold Lions have made...

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  • Southwold RNLI. 
  • Monkey Business Circus.
  • Local Family in need due to covid issues.
  • Southwold Panto Group.
  • Xmas Lights.
  • Southwold and Reydon Local guides/ Brownies and Rainbows.
  • Local Junior Gymnasts (x2).
  • Southwold Primary School – Play house.
  • Piches view resident – dishwasher.
  • Wenhaston Primary School – 3 x tablets for distance learning during covid.
  • Wrentham Tennis Club repairs.
  • Southwold Rugby Club repairs.
  • Local resident Wet room.
  • Leila Sailing Vessel.
  • Southwold high street defibrillator.
  • Play equipment Tibbys Green.
  • Wrentham Silver Band.
  • Wrentham First Responders. 
  • Wrentham Village Hall.
  • Wrentham Hall Cinema Group.
  • Wrentham Public Access Defibrillator.
  • Loft Youth Club.
  • Stair lift for disabled person.
  • Southwold Tennis Club.
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Wider Area & nationally:
  • James Paget Hospital Mask fitting machine – CV19.
  • East Anglia Air Ambulance.
  • Brain Tumor Trust and Pediatric Cancer Research.
  • Prostrate Cancer Research Centre.
  • St Elizabeth Hospice.
  • British Legion Poppy appeal.
  • Waveney Food Bank.
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  • Wales Romania Appeal – yearly.
  • Romania Pride Appeal – yearly.
  • LCIF Disaster relief fund for worldwide disasters and all major recent disasters.
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