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Middlesbrough Teesside Lions Club

Sadly Middlesbrough Lions ceased to operate at the end of June this year and the two remaining members transferred to Yarm District Lions. Click here to find out more about Yarm District Lions.

Yarm Lion President John Millingto welcoming ex-Middesbrough Lions Giles Bolitho (left) and Chris Taylor (right)

Yarm Lion President John Millingto welcoming ex-Middesbrough Lions Giles Bolitho (left) and Chris Taylor (right)

Here is a reminder about the work done by Middlesbrough Lions in recent years.

The soft toy tombola stall at the Kildale Agricultural Show

The Middlesbrough Teesside Lions Club was formed in 1969 and met at “THE SPORTING LODGE INN, STAINTON, MIDDLESBROUGH” on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month.

Presentation of training kit to the Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Team

Recently the membership stood at 7 ranging from 60 years to 93 years. The club organised the Redcar Boxing Day Dip for 45 years but had to hand it over in 2013 to Redcar Rotary Club because of their depleted membership. Despite the lack of members they ran a charity fund raising event every month by taking their soft toy tombola stall to places such as the Kildale Show, Redcar’s Morrison’s supermarket at Easter and Christmas, Captain Cook’s Square, Middlesbrough, Cleveland Centre shopping mall and the Teesside Retail Park. They also take their Santa sleigh to the Retail Park in December.

The magnificent seven Middlesbrough Teesside Lions celebrate Lion Jim Reilly’s 90th birthday

The money they raised was donated mainly to local charities and deserving cases such as taking, bringing back and paying for a week’s holiday at the Filey Lions chalet, a deserving couple or family. They paid rail fares to a deserving family in order to have their seriously ill child treated in London. They sponsored The Middlesbrough Powerchair Football team and provided them with training kit and they also organised the Middlesbrough area’s Peace Poster Competition in which 6 local schools participated.

When there were five Thursdays in the month they also organised a social evening, usually a meal at a hotel or restaurant .

It is always sad to see a Lions Club that has served its community for many years have to close its doors.

If you feel you could help Lions form a new Club based on the area south of Middlesbrough that includes Marton, Nunthorpe, Great Ayton, Stokesley, Guisborough etc please let us know through the contact page above.

District Convention 2018

Convention in 2018 took place in Northallerton from 16th to 18th November at The Golden Lion Hotel. For the full story of this the final 105NE Convention follow this link

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Celebrating 100 years of helping the community 👏🎉

Posted by BBC Radio York on Saturday, 21 October 2017
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