Santa And His Elves Will Be Out And About - The Directory Group

Santa and his Elves will be out and about

Thankfully we find ourselves on the downhill run to Christmas! The Meon Valley Lions Club is well advanced with planning Santa’s tour of the Meon Valley villages. 


Despite the challenges of last year, thanks to the support of the local people, we raised

over £2,500 which was used to help needy causes. 


This year Santa and the Lions will be out and about throughout the month of December, with visits to all the villages from East and West Meon at the top of the valley, to Wickham, Boarhunt and Knowle at the bottom.  He’ll also be on duty at various locations so please look out for the full schedule on the special Santa page on this website: and our social media.

Photo: Santa

It takes a lot of time and effort helping Santa over the three-and-a-half-week period and we are always grateful for extra Santa Helpers, so if you are able-bodied and fancy helping us out as a volunteer, we’d be grateful to hear from you. 


Lions - Always by your side

As we plan our Christmas fundraising, it’s good to think about real life examples of the support actually provided by the Meon Valley Lions Club.


Since the start of covid, we have helped numerous households in our area with beds, furniture, carpets, rugs, cookers, fridges and washing machines. We have also bought specialist pushchairs, tactile toys for disabled children and a powered wheelchair to help a young lady reclaim some independence. For home schooling (remember those days) we provided a printer and several laptop computers. 


As if that wasn’t enough, we have also provided support for the Baby Bank, Mens Shed, Age Concern, Foodbanks, Homestart, Shedfield Kids BBQ, the Rainbow Centre, Rose Road Association, Mountbatten Hampshire, Marie Curie and MacMillan - to say nothing about the great food and entertainment at our famous BBQ and Swanmore event.


Each and every week our minibus provides support for many different local clubs: a social life line for those attending.  Its great to see these clubs restarting. 


All of this is only possible with the generous support of you in our community. 


So the next time someone asks you - what do the Meon Valley Lions Club actually do - now you know how to answer. 


Thanks you all the residents of the Meon Valley for your invaluable support.

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.