Santa’s sleigh

Santa's sleigh

Elmet Lions Santa’s sleigh starts its tour of Sherburn and the surrounding district on the 2nd December, 2018 and continues right up to the 23rd December with the final appearance on Sunday, 23rd December at the British Legion, South Milford, which is the start of the Santa Dash.

Here are the dates and locations for your kids to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas:-

2nd Dec – Monk Fryston and Hillam
3rd Dec – ditto plus New Lane, Highfields, Redrow, Sherburn
4th Dec – Saxton
5th Dec – Eversley , Sherburn
6th Dec – Eversley , Sherburn
7th Dec – Springfields, Sherburn
9th Dec – Lumby and South Milford
10th Dec – South Milford
11th Dec – Barkston Ash
12th Dec – Sherburn Fairway/Copperfield
13th Dec – Sherburn Pastures
14th Dec – Biggin and Ulleskelf
16th Dec – Church Fenton
17th Dec – Moor Lane, Saxon Way, Moorland Way, Sherburn
18th Dec – Burton Salmon19th Dec – Sherburn Pinfolds20th Dec – Ceretic Park, Sherburn and South Milford playgroup.

On weekend dates Santa’s sleigh will visit between 3:30pm and 8:00pm while on weekdays the times are 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

We will be publishing details of how to track Santa so that you can check on his progress.

We collect old spectacles for recycling

Don’t forget that the Lions also collect used spectacles and glasses for recycling.

Our drop off point is Moorhouse Opticians, 5 Finkle Hill, Sherburn In Elmet, Leeds, LS25 6EB Tel: 01977 683 166. …

Thank you to those who have all ready or will be donating and also to Moorhouse for this service.


Race Night

The Race Night run by the Lions at Church Fenton Village Hall raised over £800 which will be shared with The Community Shop and other local groups.

A great night was had by all – here’s the Dolly Dealers who took the bets and paid out to the winners.

Thanks to everyone who supported us

LIBRA newsletter

LIBRA, the Lions International Blood Research Association has published its March 2018 newsletter.

This edition features their revamped Great Bake, news from the Trustees and Haematology Department at King’s College Hospital.

Great progress is being made with new treatments for patients with blood cancers as you will see when you click and download the newsletter:-

LIBRA Newsletter



Presentation about Lions Clubs International and Elmet Lions club

We attended the 15th February meeting of the Sherburn U3A group at the Eversley Centre and gave a presentation about Lions Clubs International, from its origins in Chicago in 1917 to its Centennial celebrations last year, covering the international, national and local aspects of the organisation of Lions clubs and focussing especially on Elmet Lions club’s activities in and around Sherburn.

We described how the unique structure of the Lion Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) meant that we always gave aid via local or neighbouring Lions clubs, ensuring traceability amongst other things.

We described the local support that we have given to Athelstan and Hungate schools, the Athletics Group, Peter Pan Nurseries, the Cricket Club, All Saints Church, the Visiting Scheme amongst others.

We will be giving a similar presentation to Milburn WI on the 15th March and will be pleased to come along to other local organisations and tell you both about the our organisation and what we do with the donations which the local community’s generosity has enabled us to make.


Easter Egg Raffle

In addition to the various pubs who are raffling our Easter Eggs you can also buy a raffle ticket from:-

Church Fenton Scouts & Brownies

South Milford Brownies

Peter Pan Nursery

Hungate School

Elmet Lions receive two awards at District Convention

The annual  Yorkshire District Convention took place on Saturday, 10th February, 2018 at the Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate.

Club President Ann Hudson received two awards from International Director Elisabeth Haderer; The District Governors club Award and the Lions Centennial Club Award.

Ann has steered the club from the low of comprising only two members to its present 10 members, soon to be more and in doing so has been instrumental in the club raising and disburding charity donations of aproximately £5,000 per annum.

Here she is receiving the two awards:-

Ann reecives the District Governor's Club Excellence Award
Ann reecives the District Governor’s Club Excellence Award

Ann receives the Centannial Club Award
Ann receives the Centannial Club Award


Easter Egg Raffle

It’s that time of year again.

Elmet Lions Easter Egg Raffle is taking place at a pub or venue near you! 

Here’s where you can buy a ticket to win a giant Easter Egg:-

Swan – South Milford
Cross Keys – Hillam
Plough – Burton Salmon
Ulleskelf Arms
Queen of the Old Thatch – South Milford
Royal British Legion – South Milford
Fenton Flyer – Church Fenton
Quality Hotel – South Milford
Ash Tree – Barkston Ash
Swan – Sherburn
Wheatsheaf – Sherburn
Oddfellows – Sherburn
Greyhound – Saxton
Crooked Billet – Saxton
Red Bear – Sherburn
Boot and Shoe
Scarthingwell Golf Club
Lumby Garden Centre

Here’s what an Egg looks like:-