Unclaimed Duck Race prize!

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

We have one unclaimed prize from our Boxing Day Duck Race, where we have so far been unable to trace the ticket holder:- Red ticket number 0129 – Second prize winner (£75) If this is YOU, please contact Lion Treasurer Gordon Henderson on 01926 855376.

Another great Duck Race!

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

The Kenilworth Lions’ Duck Race was held today in Abbey Fields continuing a great local tradition which has taken place on Boxing Day and is held in great affection by local residents. Despite the earlier rain, weather conditions for the race itself were fairly dry, and the crowds turned out in large numbers as usual. The Finham Brook was fairly …

CANCELLATION OF ‘CAROLS AT THE ABBEY’ EVENT

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Kenilworth Lions regret to announce the cancellation of the Carols at the Abbey event for this year. The District Council, as owners of the Abbey Fields,  has advised us that the ground conditions and the expected further rain mean that running the event is not viable  for safety reasons, and also because of possible damage to amenities in the Park. …

Life-saving equipment installed at Lions’ Store

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An automatic external defibrillator (AED) has been installed outside the front door of the Kenilworth Lions’ Furniture Store in Farmer Ward Road, Kenilworth. This vital life-saving equipment is available for any member of the public to use in a medical emergency, by ringing 999 112 and asking the call operator for the door unlocking code. By using a defibrillator before …

Furniture Store closed over Christmas and New Year

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The Kenilworth Lions’ Furniture Store in Farmer Ward Road will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period, on Saturday 21st and Sat 28th December 2019. So, if you want to pick up a bargain, you have two more Saturdays (7th and 14th) to come and visit us! We thank all of customers, and those who have donated items to us, …

Our ducks are counted and waiting for the off!

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Kenilworth Lions have been getting ready again for this year’s Charity Duck Race, to be staged as usual through Abbey Fields on Boxing Day 26th December. The race starts at 12.00 noon at The Ford in front of Kenilworth Castle, and finishes about 15-20 minutes later by the Swimming Pool. All 1500 numbered ducks have been counted carefully by Lions …

PRIDE OF LIONS GRANT SCHEME LAUNCHED

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Kenilworth Lions Club has today launched a new scheme called “Pride of Lions Community Grants”, under which all future funding requests from local individuals and organisations will be accepted for consideration and decision by Club members. This follows on from the successful Dream Scheme initiative completed earlier in the year, which saw over £18,000 of grants given out to a …

Recycling Spectacles

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Kenilworth Lions, working in partnership with Specsavers Opticians in Warwick Road, Kenilworth, are celebrating another amazing year for the local spectacles recycling scheme. A total of 2,805 pairs of spectacles were donated during the last 12 months. Hearing aids are also collected via the scheme. Lions member Henry Woodgate has been running the scheme locally for the last 16 years, …

Lion Graham takes over as President

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At a combined charter and changeover dinner at The Woodside Hotel on Friday evening, Graham Pemberton took over from Gordon Henderson as President of Kenilworth Lions Club for the year 2019/2020. The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of a local Lions Club in Kenilworth. Special guests for the evening included the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP …

Grand Show – See you next year!

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Kenilworth Lions take our responsibility to the local community very seriously, so the forced cancellation of our Grand Show on the 8th June was a huge disappointment to us, as we’re sure it was to you. The adverse weather meant that the ground was waterlogged even before the day of the Show. This, together with the wind and rain on …