Thornbury Lions are committed to building a brighter future for the community.
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at The Ship Inn, Alveston.
For more information please get in touch with the Club by using the CONTACT US page of their website: www.thornburylions.org.
Thornbury Lions are having a busy and successful time.
The club has been in existence since 1987. Dursley Lions Club is our parent club and we started with 20 members, 3 of whom are still with us.
Lions are an International organisation and when we donate to International Disasters the money is passed direct to local Lions clubs who have local knowledge and no overheads.
We have been running a charity bookshop since November 2011.
This is both enjoyable and provides us with a high profile in the community and has been the main driver to recruit new members.
Many volunteers who just love working with books come along to help.
We ask for small donations for our books especially our children’s books, which are always popular, and we are proud to think that we have increased the number of readers in the town and encouraged young children to read more.
Click here to find out where our bookshop is based.
We donate mainly to local good causes, concentrating on local schools and youth organisations.
Recently we have donated £3,000 to local youth groups and £1000 to the flooding appeal in Yorkshire.
Another recent contribution enabled Thornbury Town Council to install a defibrillator at the Armstrong Hall, as well as the one outside our bookshop.
We also find time to organise an annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner and still help Father Christmas.
Thornbury Lions support local drama and encourage younger people to get involved. We have for many years supported the annual Thornbury Youth Eisteddfod competition with donations and also cups.
In 2014 the Eisteddfod held a special Jubilee Concert to celebrate 25 years, which we sponsored.
Past competitors returned and performed, many of whom were following a career in music. We are proud to have helped in a small way their careers.
We also sponsored a Skate Fest at the local skate park.