November 2022

Santa on Tour

Collect up your pennies, finish up your letters, Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Once again March Lions Club with the help of the Rotary Club of March are working together to take Santa on a tour of the streets of March.

Money raised will be shared among two organisations: Parkinson’s UK and Young People March. Alternatively, or indeed as well, we will be collecting unopened tins or packets of food with long best before dates for donation to March Foodbank. If you could please have these donations ready in a bag for volunteers to collect, it would be appreciated. As with the last two years, volunteers will not be knocking on doors.

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

Thursday 1st Dec – Cavalry Park from The Avenue end, Worsley Chase, Kelsey Way, Fleetwood Close, Cavalry Drive, Fairfax Way, Cavalry Drive, Suffolk Way, Bretton Avenue, Hunter’s Chase and Cavalry Drive up to Upwell Road mini roundabout.

Mon 5th Dec – End of Shaftsbury Avenue, Creek Road, Foxglove Way, The Parks, Riverdown, Creek Road, St John’s Road and St John’s Chase.

Weds 7th Dec – Burrowmoor Road starting near the Police Station, Birchwood Avenue, Brewin Avenue, Cherrywood Avenue, Cherryholt Avenue, Ellingham Avenue, Gaul Road, Turnbull Road, Riverbank Close, Gaul Road, and Oxbow Crescent.

Tues 13th Dec – Berryfield, Dagless Way then County Road, Norwalde Street, Robingoodfellows Lane, Acacia Grove, Ash Grove, Maple Grove, Burn Street, Regent Avenue, Hereward Street, Cromwell Road.

Thurs 15th Dec – End of Stonecross Way, Eastwood Avenue, Upwell Road, Green Street, Asplin Avenue, Smith’s Drive, Papworth Avenue, Badgeney Road, Mallard Way and Badgeney Road finishing at Coop.

Weds 21st Dec – Elliott Road, Yarrow Close, Truman Avenue, Elliott Road, Peas Hill Road, Russell Avenue, Peyton Avenue, Russell Avenue, Norwood Road, Gresley Way, Southwell Close and Norwood Road finishing at Wisbech Road mini-roundabout.

We will try to forewarn you if we can’t actually get down your road so that you know the approximate time that we are hoping to be somewhere close to you. This year you can also track Santa’s live location! Please see the March Lions Facebook or Instagram Page for more information about this! We will also post maps of the routes and any updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Each night we aim to be starting at about 6 pm and to finish no later than 7:30 pm.

If you miss us on our travels, March Lions will also be collecting with the sleigh at Sainsbury’s on Saturday 10th December and Tesco on Saturday 17th December between 9am and 3pm

So why not come out and give Santa a wave.

We hope we will see you somewhere on our routes.

September 2022

Autumn Fete

On Saturday 8th October, March Lions Autumn Fete will return to St Peter’s Church, March. We will have stalls from a number of local charities and small businesses around the Church, and Bacon Rolls and refreshments available from by March Lions.

We hope to see you as many people as possible there!

August 2022

July 2022

July has been another busy month for March Lions Club. The Annual Lions Peace Poster Competition again went ahead this year, with the theme ‘Lead with Compassion’. Entries were received from all of March’s Primary Schools, and after careful deliberation, top three posters from each school were presented with a prize. The quality of entries this year was exceptionally high, and we thank the schools for their support in running this competition.

This worldwide competition has been running since 1988, set up by Lions Clubs International, winners are entered into larger heats, with the overall international winner receiving an award, and $5,000.

During the month, Outgoing Lions Club President, Lion Alexander Groome, handed over his chain of office to the club’s new President, Lion Ruth Martin. Ruth previously served as president of the club between 2014 and 2016. We wish Lion Ruth the best for the year ahead.

Coming up on Saturday October 8th, we will see the return of the March Lions Autumn Fete at St Peter’s Church, March. There will be stalls from a number of local charities and businesses around the Church, and Bacon Butties provided by March Lions. All of the money raised by the Lions at this event will help us to continue to support local charities.

If you are interested in having a stall at this event, please contact Rev Jenny Webb.

Lion Derek Rutter with the winning posters at Burrowmoor.

Outgoing Lions Club President, Lion Alexander Groome [Right], hands over his chain of office to the clubs new President, Lion Ruth Martin [Left].

June 2022

Wild Tribe

Back in March 2022, a member of March Lions Club won a full set of Wild Tribe books at the District 105CE annual convention, to be donated to a local school.

On the 7th May, Lions Derek and Sue Rutter visited Thomas Eaton Primary Academy to donate these books. The Wild Tribe series of books explain the effects of pollution and climate change on the natural environment. The school gratefully received the books and have now added these books to their library.

Year 3/4 Teacher, Miss Turner and students with the Wild Tribe books.

Gala Thanks

After 2 years away, March Gala, organised by March Lions, returned on Saturday 4th June in West End Park. The perfect weather brought out local residents in their droves and all our stallholders enjoyed a successful day.

March Lions raised just over £750, which will allow the club to continue to support local charities. Thank you to all the local charities and businesses that brought stalls, and those that came and supported all the stalls!

Our thanks are also extended to the March Summer Festival Committee, and their work on to organise the other events on park over the weekend.

March 2022

Gala Stalls

After 2 years away, March Gala, organised by March Lions, will return on Saturday 4th June in West End Park and we would like to invite you/your charity to book a Stall.

All of the money raised by the Lions over the weekend goes to local charities. We have decided to keep the fees at the same level as previous years, which is £10 for Charities and to £20 for individuals/businesses.

For a booking form please contact Rev Jenny Webb.

January 2022

Santa Sleigh Thanks

Once again March Lions Club with the help of the Rotary Club of March took Santa on a tour of the streets of March throughout December.

Thanks to the generous donations of the people of March, we raised a total of £900, which will be shared among four organisations: Orminston Families, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Fenland Music Centre and FACT Fenland Grub Growers. We also collected a total of 185kg of food for March Foodbank.

Alongside this, March Lions also spent Saturday December 18th outside Tesco with the sleigh, where we raised a further £750 for club funds. This will be used throughout the coming year to support local organisations.

On behalf of all involved in the sleigh, we would like to give a big thank you to everyone that continues to support us.