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News from Meon Valley Lions Club


Macmillan Coffee Morning Appeal 

Ever looking for imaginative ways to fundraise, Meon Valley Lions Club had fun supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning Appeal by giving Club members and friends a chance to enter a competition to guess the number of sprinkles adorning Colin the Caterpillar.  Everyone joined in the fun to give their guesses and raised £125 in donations and the winner donated the price of the cake.  This was gratefully received by Macmillan Cancer Relief Fund and will help to fund a Macmillan nurse for a day.


Photo of Colin the Caterpillar / Macmillan Coffee morning logo

Santa and his Elves

Under the current Government rules Santa and his Elves won’t be able to go out to the villages this year.  However, he is hopeful and has a plan, should things change nearer the time, that he may be able to do his usual evening runs.

Photo of Santa and sleigh

Christmas collections

Santa runs are large part of Meon Valley Lions Club’s fundraising events so we are doing everything we can to make it easy for those who want to support us, support our local community. 


We will be out and about in the villages and town centres doing static collections so please look out for us.  At the moment we have been given permission to collect:


Bishop’s Waltham


Keep an eye open for our next newsletter or check out our website for dates and locations


We are also asking local shops and other businesses to help us with collection boxes.


Charity donations

Keeping in line with other charities, we are looking at other ways people can donate i.e. via credit card, SMS and web-based payment as well as good old fashioned cash.  Keep an eye on our website and follow us on Twitter/Facebook as we further develop our plans for this most unusual Christmas period.


If you would like to make a donation an easy way to do this is simply text:

LIONS to 70490 to donate £3

OR if you would like to donate between £1 and £20 text LIONS followed by your donation amount e.g. to donate £5 text LIONS 5 or to donate £10 text LIONS 10.

Texts cost your chosen donation amount plus one standard network rate message.


This is also a great way to donate and it won’t cost you a penny!  If like many of us, you are using Amazon to do your shopping, you can help us raise money by simply changing your settings and Amazon will donate every time you make a purchase through your account.  Go onto and select Meon valley Lions Club.


Contact us through our website:


Dates for your diary

Swanmore Fete 2021 - We’ll keep you updated on our website but in the meantime please add next year’s date to your diary: Saturday 10th July 2021.


The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hornden, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne and Bosham.