About Bourne Lions



1975 seems a long time ago but this was when our Club was CHARTERED (founded) and members began raising funds by getting involved in service activities that directly benefit our community.

So who are LIONS?

Well LIONS are not “Super Humans” nor “Magicians” but ordinary men and women from all walks of life, each individual bringing with him or her a phenomenal range of talents, know-how and skills which are applied to supporting our local community in many ways. We believe that our community is what we make it, so when it comes to making things happen, we put a smile on our faces, roll up our sleeves, take the “IM” out of impossible, and get things done.

Our club currently has 22 members (2019) including 2 Life members, one being a Founder member. New members are always welcome.
We do community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting others. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the community that we live in and because we belong to a vast global organisation, we can address challenges that go beyond borders. We have fun with social activities as well as raising funds for projects that benefit our community.

Lions BusDuring the summer months, our little blue Lions bus, painted in the Delaine Bus Company livery, is available for hire at fete's, rallies etc, giving rides for children of all ages.  We also organise and run a Lion Fun Day during July which is well attended and provide Food Vouchers for the Bourne Food Bank, organise Dances and marshal at other community events. Many local organisations and individuals benefit from the work BOURNE LIONS do in the community, much of which goes without notice to the majority.

Our biggest fund raising event of the year is “Santa’s Sleigh” and every December we take SANTA for a tour around Bourne & surrounding villages making a lot of noise and banging on doors. On Saturdays we look after SANTA outside the local supermarkets, and are always well supported by the people of Bourne, with our collecting tins filling up fast during this period. On average “Santa and his helpers” raise over £8,000 which is used to help local good causes.


Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much
Together with the help from our members, sponsors, partners and the public we can achieve so much in helping those in need, and those less fortunate than ourselves.
Collectively we can make a difference. We may be from different backgrounds with different cultures, but all share a common value _ “WE SERVE”. Working as individuals we can achieve a great deal; working as a TEAM we can achieve so much more. So please give your support at our fundraising events, better still come and join BOURNE LIONS  and make a difference to your community.centennial-
Joining Bourne Lions is by invitation, but applications are encouraged from all members of the community.
Becoming a member gives us two more hands to do service and make a difference in our communities, both at home and internationally.
Benefits of being a member include fellowship, good times, meeting people, building lasting friendships, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development.
Membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 years and of good moral character and reputation.

  • Would like to know more about Bourne Lions?
  • Are you are aware of someone who might benefit from our assistance?
  • Would you would like to come along to an event in our calendar or  would you like to make a donation?

Then please contact us and we will endeavour to reply within 48 ours.