December 2018

Christmas Market Hamper Winner

Mrs P Webb, the winner of the March Lions Christmas hamper receiving it from Lion President Trevor Stockbridge.

Thank you to all those who visited our stall at the March Christmas Market.

November 2018

The Christmas Season has Begun!

March Lions held their Christmas dinner early this year because they have a very busy schedule from now to Christmas bringing Santa to March starting on Friday 30th November.

The sleigh has been repainted, new lights fitted, and with new graphics thanks to excellent work by Missy Autos. A big thank you to Fenland Breakers for suppling a new set of tyres so that Santa will be safe. Ho Ho Ho.

See Santa as he travels around March from the 4th December to the 18th December and outside Sainsburys on the 8th December and Tesco on the 22 December, supported by March Lions and the Rotary Club of March. Each night the tour will start about 6pm and aim to finish no later than 8pm.

March Lions and March Rotary will be carrying out collections during Santa’s travels. Money raised will be divided between the two clubs, supporting Fen Tigers Goal Ball (football for the blind), East Anglian Air Ambulance, STARS (supporting Children suffering Bereavement) and NGNP (syringe drivers helping people cope with chronic pain).

Santa on Tour

Another year has passed and once again March Lions Club and the Rotary Club of March are working together to take Santa on a tour of the streets of March.

This year we are collecting for East Anglian Air Ambulance, Fen Tigers Goal Ball, STARS and No Gain No Pain (Syringe Drivers).

The dates we are going to be out and about March are:

Tuesday 4th December – which includes Burrowmoor Road, Birchwood Avenue, Brewin Avenue, Cherrywood Avenue, Cherrywood Green, Ellingham Avenue, Chestnut Crescent, Gaul Road, Turnbull Road, Riverbank Close (end of) and Oxbow Crescent.

Thursday 6th December – which includes Cavalry Park, Worsley Chase, Kelsey Way, Fleetwood Close, Cavalry Drive, Fairfax Way, Suffolk Way, Breton Avenue, Cavalry Drive – Finishing at the Upwell Road end.

Monday 10th December – which includes Berryfield, Dagless Way, Landau Way, Cawood Close, The Parks, Riverdown, Foxglove Way and Creek Road

Wednesday 12th December – which includes Orchard Road, Elwyn Court, Eastwood Avenue, Green Street, Asplin Avenue, Smiths Drive, Papworth Avenue, Mallard Way and Badgeney Road (Finishing at the co-op).

Concluding on Tuesday 18th December – which includes Elliott Road, Yarrow Close, Trueman Avenue, Russell Avenue, Peyton Avenue, Southwell Close, Nigel Gresley Way, Robingoodfellows Lane, Norwalde Street and Finishing just outside the GER.

We will be trying to forewarn the houses were we can’t actually get the road so that you will know the approximate time that we will be somewhere close to you.

Each Night we shall be starting our routes at about 6pm and aim to finish no later than 8pm.

Last year thanks to the wonderful generosity of the people of March, we raised a total of £1500 which was split between the various clubs and charities.

We hope we will see you somewhere on our routes.

March 2018

March Lions Celebrate at the Palace for Lions Clubs International Centenary.

The Lions Clubs of the British Isles are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International: 100 years of proud service to our communities.

We are delighted that our Patron, HRH, The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. hosted a Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 28th February to help Lions Clubs mark this milestone.

Battling with the Beast of the East Lion Trevor Quince the only remaining charter member represented March Lions and joining with many other members from across the British Isles at the Centenary Reception together with the organisations’ charity partners.

March Lions help the local community through many different fund-raising events. These include the SoapBox Derby, March Lions Gala and Santa On Tour. These raise much-needed money to help support local, national and international causes.

Lions Clubs International supports major projects that address diabetes, youth, the environment, hunger relief, childhood cancer and sight issues affecting communities throughout the world.

January 2018

Young Leaders in Service

What a fantastic start to the year!!

Last Friday was a very special day for March and its young people. This was because 18 of them were picking up Young Leaders in Service awards. Which accredited their sheer will and determination to help in the local community. The Young Leaders in Service awards recognises the time the young people have given up to help others. The majority of the awards were shared between members of YPM and 20Twenty. With one recipient amassing over 300 hours helping out in the local museum, his school library and St Mary’s Church March. This shows that young people just want to help in every way they can to make other young people’s lives more enjoyable.