Events

 

The Bourne Lions had always been known for organising large fund raising events over the years, which have included,  Pantomimes, Charity cycle rides and Golf days.
As membership declined, these were harder  to organise and became a disappointment for the community and all concerned. The community is what we make it and everyone of us has a part to play.
With a rise in membership Bourne Lions have once again been able to organise more community events which have enabled us to help others and make our communities a better place for all.

Throughout the year Bourne Lions  not only organise large events, but  can be found supporting other local  community organisations at fayre's, fete's and festivals etc. throughout Bourne and the surrounding villages.

1940s Evening of Music and Dance

Union Flag Crossed wth the Stars and StripesSince the 70th Anniversary in 2015, which celebrated the end of the second world war, Bourne Lions have organised a 1940s evening of Music and Dance. This is now an annual event in the Lions calendar and has become very popular and perceived by many to be one of the best 1940s evenings in the area. Costumes of the era are desirable but not essential, but add to the nostalgic atmosphere as those attending are transported back in time to an age where the community spirit prevailed.
More information of this event can be found here

Fun Day

In early 2014 it was suggested that we organised a Family Fun Day, as the ethos of the Lions is to raise money locally, for local causes and give back to local people.
As we were novices at organising such an event, the day in July was a modest event, with a Junior football competition, Dog competition, a display arena, fun rides, craft and charity stalls, car boot stalls and refreshments.  The Bourne Lions Mini Bus made an appearance.
The event  has proved popular and has once again been included in our annual calendar although the format has remained basically the same, new attractions and games have been added.

In 2019 this event was moved from July to September with a change of the main entertainment from re-enactment to music featuring local dance groups, bands and artists, proving extremely popular with the local community.

The Covid Pandemic during 2020 saw the Cancellation of FUN DAY together with other events that had been planned for the year

Bourne Lions Family Funday 2024

Plans are already under way for this year’s FUN DAY which will be held on Sunday 7th July 2024. Venue will be the at The Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Bourne.

Bourne Lions Mini Bus

Bourne Lions little blue bus was built by founder members of Bourne Lions in 1978 and every summer since have been giving rides to children and parents alike at venues such as Fairs, Fete’s and Fun-day’s etc.

The  Bus  is powered by a 1957 Ford Poplar 100E engine. Its specification is unique, being the only one of its kind in the world. Painted in the Livery of the “Delaine bus company”, it has given several generations of children and their parent’s nostalgic memories of a time when travel by bus was the part of everyday life. When Clippie’s (Conductor’s) took the fair and gave a punched ticket in return for the journey taken.
The bus is maintained and operated by volunteers from Bourne Lions, and is inspected annually by an inspector from the “Showman’s Guild” to comply with current legislation and regulations.

The Bourne Lions Bus can be seen most weekends from May to early October at many  local shows, Fete’s  and Fayre’s giving joy to young and old alike, as well as raising funds for good local causes.
Bookings are taken from January each year, and are usually available until late September early October,


To see the events where the Bourne Lions Bus will be throughout the summer months please checkout our Events Diary

To book the Bourne Lions Bus for your event  please contact us.
Please note: For Obvious safety reasons we do require a fair amount of room to operate the bus and therefore it is not suitable at some small venues.

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's SleighEvery December since 1975, Santa has taken time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole to help raise funds for his helpers from Bourne Lions, who escort him and his sleigh, around the streets of Bourne and the surrounding villages.
Bringing joy and happiness to children and adults alike, whilst raising funds for worthwhile causes within the local community.

During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Santa’s Sleigh can be tracked each evening online, when he and his helpers will endeavour to cover all areas around Bourne and the surrounding villages.
Unfortunately due to time restrictions he is unable to visit all roads, or able to stop outside everyone’s house!  More information can be found here

Are you holding a local future event for your Club/ Group/ Organisation?
If so please contact us, we would love to come along and support you.

If you would like Bourne Lions to have a stall at your event or would like a stall at any of our events.
Then please use the contact form on this website or alternately message us on our facebook page

We look forward to seeing you at any of our events.
Come and introduce yourself  and learn a little more about the good work that your local Lions are doing in your community. You may be surprised How Lions can Help and support.
Please contact us with details,  We are Ordinary People Doing Amazing Things for our local communities.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at any Bourne Lions events.

CameraBy attending or taking part in any event organised or attended by Bourne Lions you grant the Bourne & District Lions Club full rights to use any images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the aims of Bourne Lions.

This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

If you do not wish to be photographed at any event, please inform an event organiser and the photographer.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY IS WHAT WE MAKE IT, ALL OF US HAVE A PART TO PLAY