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Friday 6 September: #Woky Comedy Night
A fantastic night of comedy right here in Wokingham!
Friday 6 September 2019 at 7:30pm
- Three brilliant acts plus a fantastic compère*.
- Bar (over 18s only).
- Location: WADE, 40 Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 1EH
- 5 mins walk from Town Centre or Wokingham Rail Station
- Car parking available at the Wokingham Masonic Centre.
- All profits to charity – Wade Day Care Centre, Ollie Young Foundation & Wokingham Lions.
*Please note that acts are subject to change at short notice.
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Wednesday 12 June 2019: Charity performance of Bronte at Wokingham Theatre
This play ran for six days at Wokingham Theatre, but thanks to their generosity all proceeds from the final dress rehearsal were donated to our charity account.
The play is written by Polly Teale, and gives a fascinating insight to the personal lives of the Bronte sisters.
Constrained by their background and their sex, three girls grow up in an isolated parsonage on the Yorkshire moors with an overbearing father and a brother unable to cope with the weight of his family’s expectations. Against this backdrop, the Brontë sisters write novels and create powerful and passionate characters that have ensured their place in our literary history.
Heathcliffe, Cathy Earnshaw, Arthur Huntingdon and the first Mrs Rochester come to life as the sisters’ story unfolds. Brontë is a fascinating glimpse into the life, mind and works of this extraordinary family.
Monday 8 May 2019: Cheque Presentations to Involve Community Services and Daisy’s Dream
President Debbie Slay explained to them that we invited all our members to nominate charities to be supported from the proceeds of the May Fayre, from which we chose two. We decided to donate £500 to each of the runners up, which included Involve and Daisy’s Dream. Debbie and Andy Slay (who managed the May Fayre) therefore presented cheques to them.
Philip and Ellen each gave a short presentation describing their respective organisations.
Monday 6 May 2019: May Fayre
May Fayre 2019 was a fabulous day out for all the family. Several thousand people came to enjoy the activities, which included a mini zoo, a kiddies funfair and over 100 stalls. Entertainment was provided throughout the day by Circus Scene, and included comedians Slap & Tickle, many local dancers and singers, and the fabulous Wokingham Rock Choir. There was dancing around the May Pole, Punch and Judy, a fire engine and Morris dancers. Many of the stalls were provided by local charities to earn them much-needed funds, but others were arts and crafts and local businesses. There were numerous food vendors offering a wide variety of menus.
The weather was perfect, if a little cold, making it a most enjoyable day out.
Wokingham Lions Club organise the event as a public service and to raise funds for their charity account, which supports many local charities. The main beneficiaries of this year’s event are the Me2 Club and Home-Start
Sunday 28 April 2019: Social Walk
A number of members and their partners and friends had an enjoyable 3 mile walk, ending at the Queen’s Oak pub where we had a leisurely Sunday lunch
Easter 2019: Wokingham Lions Giant Easter Egg Raffle
Numerous pubs and restaurants in Wokingham and the surrounding area each raffled a giant Easter Egg. All the proceeds went to our charity account, which is used to support local good causes
Wednesday 3 April: Buffet & Wine Presentation Evening
Winter Carnival Festive Dash (Bob Westerman):
£500 to Macmillan Cancer Support (represented by Mark Clements)
May Fayre 2019 Nominees (Ian Grange):
We asked all our members to propose charities they would like to be supported from the proceeds of this year’s May Fayre, and chose two ‘winners’ from the suggestions. We then decided that all nominees should receive £500 each from our charity account, and presented cheques to the following:
£500 to Daisy’s Dream
£500 to Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (represented by Yvonne Alder)
£500 to Headway Thames Valley (represented by Zoe Lane)
£500 to Involve Community Services
£500 to WADE (represented by Jackie Wilson)
£500 to Younger People with Dementia (represented by Mark Hainy)
May Fayre 2019 Beneficiaries (Ian Grange):
The ‘winners’ of our internal vote will each receive half of the proceeds of the forthcoming May Fayre:
Home-Start (represented by Tony Martin)
Me2 Club (represented by Liz McDaniel)
Wokingham Fireworks 2018 (Lyn Baily):
We are one of the consortium of five service clubs that run the fireworks, so we share the proceeds, which we donate to a nominated charity:
£2000 to School Days Wokingham (represented by Lindsey Browne)
Gerry Aggett Award (Patrick Allen)
One of our members, Gerry Aggett, started the annual May Fayre. He unfortunately died several years ago, and we decided to create an award in his name to be given to a local individual who makes an exceptional contribution to local good causes, which the recipient will in turn pass to a charity of their choice. This year we nominated Chris Pape, who has worked for many years to support individuals in need:
£1000 to Yeldall Manor (via Chris Pape)
£500 Donation to MacMillan Cancer Support
£500 Donation to Berkshire MS Therapy Centre
£500 Donation to Headway Thames Valley
£500 Donation to WADE
£500 Donation to Younger People with Dementia
May Fayre 2019 Beneficiary - Home-Start
May Fayre 2019 Beneficiary - Me2 Club
£2000 Donation from Wokingham Fireworks to School Days
£1000 Gerry Aggett Award to Chris Pape
Wednesday 27 March: Skittles Evening
We had a fun night at the Frog and Wicket, playing bar skittles
1/2 March 2019: Marie Curie Collection
Every year Wokingham Lions Club help Marie Curie with their annual Great Daffodil Appeal. This year was no exception, and over the two days we participated we collected over £1,000
Saturday 9 February: Gangsters & Molls Night
This was a great night out, themed on the 1930’s. Everyone got into the spirit and dressed in the appropriate style. Big thanks to everyone involved in organising it, especially Lyn, Jean and Candy who prepared over 100 meals!
As well as being a fun event, it raised over £2,300 for our charity account
Wednesday 20 December: Christmas Dinner
Our Christmas Dinner at Bearwood Golf Club was a fun evening with over 40 of our members, partners and friends. After a festive Christmas meal we enjoyed communal carol singing, followed by a very amusing rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas customised by Lyn Baily to summarise Lions Club events.
1 – 7 December 2018: Can-Can Appeal
We ran our annual Can-Can appeal in December, where we collected food donations outside Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. We collated the donations into more than 200 food parcels that we donated to numerous needy indiviuals and organisations in the locality. This event is always well supported, and the recipients are extremely grateful for the bit of Christmas Cheers that we bring them.
We are a very friendly club, with members from Wokingham and the surrounding area. We work hard to support the local community and raise funds for local charities, and have fun doing it!
New members are very welcome, so if you would like to be part of it, please contact us
Registered Charity No. 1180632 Founded April 1974