Sporting Dinner

                    Pictured Helen Jeffris , Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Dennis Taylor, Jim Dowling,lions club president

Thursday 25th January 2018 saw over 200 guests at the annual Lions Sporting Dinner held in The Orangery at Orchardleigh House.
Following dinner they were entertained by Guest Speaker Dennis Taylor, TV commentator & former world snooker champion
A Charity Auction and raffle were very well supported.

The event made a profit of over £10,500 & this was rounded up to £11,000 which has now been passed over to this years chosen charity, The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Pictured below are a number of the Lions Club Members formally handing over the cheque on a bitterly cold day in March

Thanks to those who have supported this event,  previous Dinners have raised in excess of £5,000 a year and supported very worthwhile causes including  Wessex Counselling, Dorothy House and Freewheelers EVS; past speakers have included Graham Gooch, David Flatman, Geoff Miller, Matt le Tissier, Nigel Owens  John Conteh, & Bill Beaumont.

Next years event will be held on Thursday the 17th January 2019 at Orchardleigh & our Guest Speaker will be Ex Footballer & Sports pundit Ron Atkinson