Many of the requests the Spalding Lions Club receive are for financial help.
In order to meet these demands the club attempts to maintain a Charity Account of sufficient size to meet the most urgent and/or worthwhile causes. To sustain this fund the club organises a number of fundraising events each year.
The club organises, promotes and runs these events with all profits being taken into our Charity Account. In some cases these events are targeted at raising funds for specific and named causes, in others they are clearly identified as raising funds for our more general local charitable works, for which the club is a registered charity.
Our constitution does not allow any funds raised, to be used for the running or administration of the club. Our integrity in the use of funds, so generously given by the public when attending our events, is a vital element in the foundation of support we have received from the local public and businesses over many years.
In addition to the raising of funds, our members gain much enjoyment and good fellowship from their involvement in these events, and find that they have skills never before experienced.
As many of these events involve public spaces and roads, we have over the years enjoyed the wholehearted support and assistance from the Local Government Authority, the local Police force, and St. John Ambulance Brigade. This ensures the safe and efficient running of these events.
Pictured above: Fundraising at the Deeping Show
Our stall loaded with games for the children, every child gets a prize!
We also run a tombola stall for the adults who like a tipple… So they don’t feel left out!