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