Wherever you live, work or travel across the British Isles and Ireland, you are likely to come across members of Lions clubs and the many projects we support!

Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes. We have 17,000 active members belonging to 900 local clubs throughout the British Isles and Ireland. Globally we have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organisation, and love to help others and make things happen.

In 2017, Lions Clubs International celebrates it centenary.

Gillingham, Mere, Shaftesbury Lions was chartered in 1979. We might be a small club, but we support a wide range of good causes and projects in our area.  Age isn’t a barrier to becoming involved. Presently the age span of our membership is from 22-80.  Everyday Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising activities – with every penny raised going direct to good causes.

There is also a social side to our club. Nights out, quizzes, meals, many social events.

Here are some of the organisations and people we have helped in recent times.

•    Castle Hill sensory gardens needs replanting
•    Mere Pre-school towards refurbishment
•    Revellers Carnival club
•    Little Giants
•    Hipbones Youth club
•    Shaftesbury Guides
•    Prostate and breast cancer
•    OAP trip to Xmas show at Weymouth.
•    Donation towards supply of disabled scooter
•    Shaftesbury Area Talking Newspaper group


•    Haiti appeal
•    Wateraid
•    Dentaid
•    Sightsaver

As volunteers, we are enthusiastic about making a difference and achieving extraordinary things. As people, we are ordinary men and women, who enjoy ourselves and gain satisfaction from playing a key role at the heart of the community.

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7:30pm at Gillingham Town Hall.

If you’re interested in helping your local community, volunteering, fund-raising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions Club member or volunteer. Please find us on Facebook Or telephone 0845 8337521