We are very active in Fund Raising with various events during the year. Because of this support from the local community, we can then make several donations - here are a few recent examples -


May 2022   Ilminster Lions gathered at Dillington House for their first main social event for two years. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Grateful thanks to all who donated draw prizes and contributed to the £101 raised for Cancer Research U.K. Many thanks to Lions - Nigel and Ann Clymow for organising the event and to the team at Dillington House for ensuring the evening was a success.


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Two Day Kennel Club Dog Rally 23rd & 24th April 2022


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From Lion Lindsey Poole

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To everyone who attended Ilminster Lions rally event down here in the West Country, thank you for all being so lovely.  Congratulations to all those who qualified and to all those who were nearly there - better luck next time.  We had a lot of 1st timers, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves - whether or not you qualified.  To all the judges and their scribes - you were all brilliant, I've received nothing but lovely comments.  To Jenny and Lesley a big thank you for doing the very important Chief Steward role.  And to my fellow Lions and their partners - a really massive thank you.  Most of you haven't got a clue about dogs and particularly rally, but you turned up 3 days in a row and put a 110% effort into supporting me - and with a smile!  Thank you to Shirley and Pat in the kitchen, and as for the cakes!


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Easter 2022

The Easter Egg痴 have all now been drawn.

The Flying Fish, Ashill.  Landlord Buddy drew the winning ticket for his daughter Jasmine.

The Bell @ Broadway winner was Ben Haines.

The White Family winners

Bradfords drawing the winning ticket won by Alan Spencer

Claire of Mark Hebron Drawing the winning ticket won by Julie Morrell.

Drawing the winning number at 5 Dials, Horton.  Winner is Kelly Browne.

Wyndham Arms Winner Rob Green's Daughter.

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Look out for the Lions giant Easter Eggs located in various establishments in the Ilminster area.

£1 a go could make you a winner.

Proceeds shared between - 

 The Beacon Centre, Taunton

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 The Lions Ukraine Appeal, so far with a variety of fund raising activities and with the support of Tesco痴 in Ilminster have raised and transferred £1500 to our Lions friends in Poland.

Grateful thanks to all concerned! Lions can稚 do it without your help.

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Lion Andrew Lawson presents a £250 cheque to Helena Jones for Tesco's charity fund 2016 - The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK (Left) and a £50 cheque to Emma Jane Taylor for Ilminster's Party in the Park (Right).


Lion Andrew Lawson presents a £250 cheque to Helena Jones for Tesco's charity fund 2016, The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK and a £50 cheque to Emma Jane Taylor for Ilminster's Party in the Park.


We raise money with our Teddy Bear stall at several events around the area, often with the help of members' partners and friends. 

At Monkton Elm The Lions Teddy Bear Stall with helpers


We also do well from donations at the Mulled Wine stall at the Victorian Evening in November when the Ilminster Christmas Lights are switched on. Here is the Winter Warmer Grotto at the Market Square.

The mulled wine stall at Victorian Evening, Ilminster


We support the Taunton Flower Show often by raising money for a signature project such as equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. The Ilminster Lions President Alan Rudkin and Lion Dave Case present a cheque for £1,000 to Dr Chris Knight from the Unit.

A donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital


We also help the South Petherton and Ilminster Carnivals by collecting money in buckets for the carnival organisers.

Collecting at Ilminster Carnival


Once a year in December we decamp to South Petherton for our Christmas Bazaar in the Blake Hall - Lions Roger Taylor and Dave Case use their charm to sell mistletoe - will it work?

Veg stall at South Petherton Christmas Bazaar


We also support other good causes, like the Royal Oak at Over Stratton Christmas Carol sing song or collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Care outside a local supermarket (wearing silly hats! - see below).

  Silly hat time! Collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Tesco, Ilminster


We also organise other events such as the Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir Concert at the Minster in May 2016

Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir Concert at The Minster


Lion Nigel Clymow presents a cheque to Horseshoes and Handprints, a charity based at Stocklinch near Ilminster. They provide equine-assisted sensory therapy and special riding for adults and children with Aspergers, autism, neurological disorders or suffering with behavioural difficulties.

A donation for Horseshoes and Handprints providing therapy to children



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