The Blaby & District Lions Club is itself a charity, but in addition to raising funds for community projects we also help out with fundraising for a variety of local, national and international projects and disaster relief funds.
Charity Beer Festival
In order to raise funds for local prostate cancer charity ProstAid, in 2018 and 2019 the Blaby & District Lions Club, in association with the Rotary Club Lutterworth Wycliffe, organised a beer festival in the marquée left over from the Cosby Victory Show dinner dance. Running for 2 days, the festival offered over 50 real ales to try, as well as a range of other drinks. We had over 1000 attendees in 2018 and 2019 and will be repeating the event in 2020 - at a new venue (the Leicester Lions Rugby Club). In addition to good food and drink, there was musical entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening, performed by very generous musicians who offer their time voluntarily for this good cause.
In total, we have raised £4,250 for ProstAid.
Concerts at the Enderby Social Club
As part of our charity fundraising efforts, we organise various events. The Enderby Social Club have hosted several concerts where local bands and choirs generously volunteer their time to perform for the community, with proceeds from ticket and raffle sales donated to one of our selected charities.
If you have any ideas for fundraising and would like to help us raise money for a favourite charity, come along to one of our meetings and share your ideas.