A Winter Social in Spring at Sewerby

Saturday 12th April at Sewerby Church was the date and venue for an excellent display of singing given by Emmie Beckitt at the Lions winter social. Emmie is only 14yrs old and will soon be
taking part in a ‘Kathleen Jenkins Concert’ to be held later on in the year at Burton Agnes.Bridlington Lions wish her every success at this venue and in the future.

The afternoons entertainment also included an excellent buffet prepared by Janet Abbott and Lion Keith Abbott, a raffle, a picture quiz and bingo. A vote of thanks was given by Lion President Eileen Sunderland.

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Short Story Competition

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Be a Lion

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Marie Curie Collection

Once again, Bridlington Lions Club help with Marie Curie’s annual collection at Tescos.

2014-03-21 19_34_53-Great Daffodil Appeal 2014 _ Marie Curie Cancer Care



About Marie Curie - Providing care for terminally ill patients.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses. In 2012-13 we cared for 38,777 people.

Marie Curie Nurses
We are best known for our network of 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.

During 2012-13, our nurses provided more than 1.3 million hours of nursing to 30,080 patients, along with support for their families.

Marie Curie Hospices
Our nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK provide expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses.

We are the biggest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS, and we are expanding outpatient and day services at all our hospices. Our hospices reached 7,897 people in 2012-13.

There are Marie Curie Hospices in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead (London), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff) and Solihull.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses, and how care could be improved in future. We have our own research teams, and we fund external research programmes.

Campaigning for patients
We campaign for more patients to be able to be cared for and die in their place of choice. Research shows around 63 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care.

Our funding
All our services are always free to patients and their families, thanks to the generous
support of the public. We fund our nursing services and hospices in 50/50 partnership with the NHS

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Adventurer Christian Nock completes round UK Coastal Challenge

Christian Nock arrives in Blackpool after walking the coast of the UK

An ex-soldier, dubbed ‘Britain’s Forrest Gump’, has completed an 8,000-mile trek around the coast, taking him 18 months and raising almost £200,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Adventurer Christian Nock, 40, set off on August 8 2012, from his local pub in Blackpool – Tommy Docks, and ran across the length and breadth of Britain, battling against the elements.

He completed his journey’s final steps by sleeping rough every night, covering every strip of the UK’s coast.

During his voyage he fought the wet British weather, going through 14 pairs of walking boots throughout the trip.

He beat the flu twice, got blisters, sickness, non-stop rain, suffered several near death experiences and had to use his army skills to survive.

As he finished the 8,000 mile trek, he claimed he cried as he saw Blackpool Tower appear over the horizon, which signalled the end of his voyage.

Mr Nock said: ‘I’ve cried more in the last week than in the last decade. Seeing Blackpool Tower just signalled the end and it was extremely emotional.
‘Everyone who has supported me on the journey throughout – following me on Facebook, giving me a hot drink or a sandwich, cheering me on – has completely reinstalled my faith in humanity.
‘As an ex-infantryman myself, I know soldiers struggle returning to life as a civilian. Many struggle to reintegrate into normal family life, often due to a lack of counselling and support.
‘My aim was not only to raise an obscene sum of money for Help for Heroes but to enhance public awareness of our homeless soldiers by sleeping as they would sleep.

On 30th June 2013 Christian Nock walked through Bridlington where the Bridlington Lions Club presented him with a cheque for £200 to donate to the charity Help for Heroes.

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Car Boot Sales start on 6th April

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Another season of car boots starts on 6th April.

The sale is held on the cliffs on Sewerby Fields which are located between Limekiln Lane in Bridlington and Sewerby Village.

As usual there is no need to book as we have a huge field for you to use. The field overlooks the sea, and across to Bridlington and is probably one of the best locations for a car boot sale.

There will be refreshments and snacks available at all the car boot sales.

Gates will be open from 8am and customers are encouraged to attend from 8am where parking will be £1.00 for a car. 

The cost of a car or van will be £10.

All day parking is available for a small charge per car with all proceeds from stalls and parking going to the work that the Lions Club in Bridlington carries out.

Stalls cost £10 per car.

If you would like further information then send an email to simon@bridlingtonlions.org.uk or call Simon on 07749 818095.

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25 Years of Lions Service

Lion President Eileen Sunderland presents a long service chevron to Lion David Baker for 25 years service to Bridlington Lions Club. Thank you, and well done David.

25 years

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A Kind Gesture

The photograph shows Lion Gary Hedges presenting a certificate of appreciation to Derek Brown who gave three separate donations of money to Bridlington Lions Club. The money raised by Derek came from public collection for his displays of Christmas lights.

A kind gesture

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February Winter Social

The first winter social took place last Saturday (22nd Feb.) at Sewerby Methodist Church. Entertainment was provided by The Filey Amateur Show Group that sang and played a wide variety
of music, thoroughly enjoyed by the elderly audience. Following the entertainment, people took part in a few games of bingo.

After a very tasty buffet produced by Janet Abbott and assisted by Lions Ladies Silvia Bolderson and Heather Taylor plus Lions.

The event was organised by Lions Phil Duke and Trevor Balderson. A vote of thanks was given by President Eileen Sunderland.

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District Convention 2014

District 105C’s 49th annual convention was held at the Bridlington Spa Royal Hall on 7th to 9th February, allowing Lions to benefit from the bracing North Sea air at one of the Yorkshire coast’s most picturesque spots and many took advantage, with nearly 200 Lions and partners from 105C attending the event.

There was a distinctive feel lent to proceedings – and we don’t just mean the taste of salt air! This was inevitable really, given that this 2014 convention was organised by the very lively Bridlington club. The opening address was made by ‘Gloria’, the glamorous and hilarious alter ego of organising committee chairman Pater Jay.


After explaining safety procedures in the event of a tsunami, he introduced a performance by the excellent choir from Headlands School, which ushered in an enjoyable morning business session.


In the afternoon ex-Yorkshire policeman and top-selling author Mike Pannett regaled the audience with stories from his life as a rural copper.

Past International Director Howard Lee gave an upbeat presentation on just how much difference is made by funds contributed to LCIF to needy people around the world, citing by way of example the building of the Lions Eye Hospital at Korle Bu in Ghana.

Tribute was paid to our efforts in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Eric Wright detailed the very successful Eye Laser appeal in Harrogate which generated the £80,000 for the local hospital in just 10 months of concentrated effort – 18 months had been the target.


Mayor of Bridlington, Councillor Terry Dixon, opened the convention and there were other presentations from Bramley and Wickersley on fund raising for the Gambia, on plans for the 2015 Youth Camp, and by the District’s 2014 Young Ambassador and the Peace Poster winner. We heard about arrangements for the upcoming MD Convention in Manchester and the Europa Forum to be held in Birmingham in October.

Delegates confirmed Ian Sagar as District Governor Elect, Nigel Ware as First Vice DG from July and David McDowell as Second Vice DG.

Special commendations were presented including the very special Bert Mason Award to George Bennett for his successful Children’s Library in a Box programme for Sri Lanka (27,000 and counting).

Delegates were entertained at the Host Night on the Friday by ‘Loose Covers’ and at Saturday’s Banquet by the Mike Brown Big Brown.

Nigel Ware, 1st Vice DG, Past International Director Howard Lee, Mayor Terry Dixon, DG John Hall and Ian Sagar, DG Elect (PID Howard Lee wasn’t really wearing a headdress)

Nigel Ware, 1st Vice DG, Past International Director Howard Lee, Mayor Terry Dixon, DG John Hall and Ian Sagar, DG Elect
(PID Howard Lee wasn’t really wearing a headdress)

Watch out for details of next year’s District Convention in our Golden 50th Year: Doncaster Holiday Inn from 14 to 16 February 2015.

Young Ambassador Sophie, second right with step dad Andy Sutcliffe, mum Sarah Sutcliffe, and on the right June Perkin from Garforth Lions (excuse the stagelighting, they are not really from the planet Zog)

Young Ambassador Sophie, second right with step dad Andy Sutcliffe, mum Sarah Sutcliffe,
and on the right June Perkin from Garforth Lions (excuse the stagelighting, they are not really from the planet Zog)


The organising club, Bridlington Lions, in their distinctive azure shirts

The organising club, Bridlington Lions, in their distinctive azure shirts

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