Retford Lions Club
Who are we?
We are a group of men and women who have banded together so that we can accomplish things for our local community which we, as individuals, could not achieve alone. We are all members of the World's largest service organisation - Lions Clubs International. We are just a few of the 1.3 million Lions in more than 160 countries and geographical areas.
How  do we raise funds?
Our Fundraising Committee plans a wide variety of events from band concerts to outdoor galas, all aimed at providing entertainment whilst, at the same time, raising funds to help local groups and individuals.
Past President Philip’s Dinner Night
Past President Philip (far right) pictured with the members and their partners at a dinner night  marking the second time he had held the post.
What are the rewards?
Lions are ordinary people who attempt to work together to accomplish amazing things. They seek no reward other than the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped others. Occasionally, however, the community recognises the outstanding efforts of an individual. Such was the case when Past President John Battersby received the Bassetlaw Golden Jubilee Award for individual contribution to the community.
The photo shows Lions Shirley Scott and John Battersby in red, Helen Mower, Head of Fundraising in blue and Sarah Fletcher Community Team Manager.
Why do we join?
The Lions motto is “We Serve” and all our members share a desire to serve those in need in the Retford area and farther afield.