Winners of Short Story Competition Announced

The winners of the Bridlington Lions short story competition have now been annouced.

Mrs Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe won the over 21 age group prize with her story, ‘They Shoot Thieves, Don’t They?’

Miss Linzi Clifton won the 16-21 age group with her story, ‘Home.’

Both will each receive a cheque for £100.

Photos of the winners receiving their prizes will appear shortly.

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Thanking Margaret

Pictured is a presentation of a ‘Certificate of a Appreciation’ awarded to Margaret Pollard by Lion President Les Taylor. It was given for all her hard work on assisting the organisation of the Bridlington Lions Carnival this year. Well done and thank you Margaret.P1050006

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Lifestyle girls present £80 to Bridlington Lions Club


Pictured are from left to right, (Lion President Les Taylor, Priya and Kavita Aujla,Clare Westmorland and Lion David Sutton).

The girls in the photo produced abullying video that can be found on ‘you tube’ by searching Priya Kaur bullying video. They have also done a walk for ‘tofs’, which is for babies that are born and cannot swallow.

They have helped at the Salvation Army by serving food, helping with stalls, hygiene packs, homeless bags and family bags.

At the Lions Carnival this year they ran a stall and raised £80 which they gave to the Bridlington Lions. The girls Lifestyle project is based on anti-bullying because they know that bullying is wrong and shouldn’t be allowed.

The Lions are very proud of these girls and their efforts and look forward to their help with future events such as ‘Christmas in the Promenades’ and the ‘Lions Christmas Concert at the Spa’. Well done girls.

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Russian Scouts Visit Bridlington

Recently we have helped Rotherham Lions look after a group of 20 Russian Scouts on their trip to Bridlington.

We provided fish and chips at Sewerby followed by a visit to John Bull Rock Factory. Several of them also visited Bondville Model Village.

Pictured below are the Russian Scouts, and Lions members form Bridlington and Rotherham.


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Summer Carnival 2015


We had our first meeting for the 2015 carnival today.

Planning for the event never really stops and is a year round job.

The 2015 carnival is going to be even bigger and better than this years, so if you want to be a part of it, then please get in touch with us!

Links are on the side bar.

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Car Boot this Sunday

There will be a Bridlington Lions car boot on Sunday 7th September.

It starts at 7am, but you can turn up at 8am if you wish.

Location is on the cliff top with the entrance on Sewerby Road.

Cost is £10 a car with all monies going to charity.

Price for parking is a pound.

See you there.

This is the last one of the year.

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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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