Skipton Building Society Cheque Presentation

The Bridlington Branch of the Skipton Building Society have presented Bridlington Lions Club with a cheque for £500. The money was raised by running a ‘Guess The Number that the Lion Is Hiding Behind’ game in branch (£50), and also selling some books on ebay (£60). The remainder was raised at the Lions Carnival by running a ‘Tombola Stall’.

We would like to thank the Skipton for their valued support in all their fundraising activities.


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More Carnival 2014

Aaron Roe kindly has put together a series of pictures to make a youtube video.


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Bridlington Lions Carnival 2014

DSCF4647We have just had one of the best Summer Carnivals in years.

Some estimates put the number close to 20,000 people attending the car boot and the Carnival.

The car boot started at 7am with around 140 cars coming on to site.

Proceedings for the Carnival started at 1030am with a small procession which was led by the Bridlington Air Training Corp Drummers closely followed by the Mayoress Councillor Shelagh Findlay, and Bridlington Lions President Les, Stage Door Theatre Company, the Makari Morris Dancers, Bridlington Round Table with Pudsey Bear, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Disability Bikes.

The Mayoress announced that the Carnival was officially open at 11am.

Although the parade was a small one, it is only the beginning of something that we hope will turn into a much larger event that will pull more people in to the carnival as time progresses.


With nearly 90 stalls, games and rides to entertain people it sure was a busy carnival, getting more people than we have had in many years.

As well as stalls we also had classic cars and motorcycles. Even the land train was wearing our bunting.

There was a dog show with lots of entries to keep everyone entertained, including the dogs.

Entertainment was great. We had a central stage which was provided by Richard Hayton Transport. The PA system was provided by Alan Winter of Mixerman, who did a superb job of keeping everything ticking along nicely on stage and helped with continuity of other entertainment going on around the Carnival.

The entertainers that we had were Sticklebricks, and The Shamrock Experience. Between the bands playing Stage Door Dance Studio and the Red Admiral Majorettes took centre stage and wowed the crowds that had gathered.

We had other entertainment areas also. On these we had American Wrestlers, Buskers, the RAF Cadet Drummers, Bridlington Martial Arts and the Makari Morris Dancers, Punch and Judy, Magic Mal, Balloon Modellers and a face Painter.

We would like to thank everyone that attended the 2014 Bridlington Lions Carnival and Car Boot Sale. Without members of the public coming to support us and Lions Club members, none of this would be possible. Thanks also go to the sponsors who helped us put on this event.

I wonder what the 2015 Carnival will have?

The planning starts now.

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The Hot Tigers Lifestyle Team Project

On Wednesday 16th July, ‘The Tigers’ made up of Priya and Kavita, Chloe and Claire met members of  the East Riding Lions.  Over the summer, ‘The Tigers’ are raising awareness of bullying and the effects it has on young people.    The team have produced and filmed their own DVD, which they have taken into Bridlington Secondary schools to open a debate, highlighting the impact bullying has on young people’s lives, to make bullies stop and think and to empower those affected to get help. 

East Riding Lions have been long term supporters of the Humberside Police Lifestyle project, clubbing together to provide two Lifestyle teams with a PGL team building adventure experience at the prestigious Lifestyle Awards in November as a result of their Lifestyle community endeavours.

Lion Eileen Smith said, “The Lions are delighted to support the Humberside Police Lifestyle project again this year, as it inspires so many young people to undertake good deeds within their local communities, by improving the quality of life for others, fitting perfectly with the ethos of the Lions.”

Eileen continues, “Lifestyle has given teams such as ‘The Tigers’ a voice to tackle issues they face through the project.  It also provides them with confidence and raises their self esteem to make a difference to the lives of others.”

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Presidents First Meeting

Les and his wife Wynn

Les and his wife Wynn


Tonight we had our first meeting of the new Lion year.

The new president Les Taylor welcomed members of the club.

We would like to thank him for buying us all a drink.

Les gave out awards to other members of the club.


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Carnival Poster


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Changeover Dinner

Last Thursday, members of the Bridlington Lions Club attending an evening meal at Rags Restaurant on Bridlington Harbour for the annual Changeover event.

President Eileen Sunderland remarked what had been done during her year in office and wished the incoming president Les Taylor best wishes for his coming year in office.

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Changeover Evening – New Officers of the Club

July is the month when a host of new officers are elected roles in the club.

The following are the appointments for this year:

Les Taylor

Immediate Past President
Eileen Sunderland

1st Vice President
Gordon Boyes

2nd Vice President

Phil Duke

Colin Hugill

2nd Year Director
Simon Boulton

1st Year Director
Mark Prescott

Lion Tamer
Keith Abbott

Tail Twister
Gordon Boyes

Membership Chairman
John Bayne

Health and Safety Officer
Michael Plawecki

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Lions Carnival 2014

Time is marching on, and soon it will be the carnival.

It is still not too late to have a stall, or bring some kind of entertainment to the carnival. Having a presence is easy, just email and we will sort it out.

This year we are moving back to the cliff top. All we

All we need is good weather.

Later this week I will include an update here of what entertainment and stalls are attending.


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Emmie Beckitt performs with Katherine Jenkins

Last weekend Emmie Beckitt was a support singer for the Katherine Jenkins concert at the Blue Bell in Burton Agnes.

Bridlington Lions are very lucky because Emmie is also a regular performer at the social events that we lay on for older members in our community.

We say well done, and thank you.

emmie1 emmie2

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