Our Support for the Community

PAIGNTON LIONS CLUB is a group of local volunteers who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the  community by improving the local environment,  helping individuals in times of need,  supporting Paignton based community groups and local charities. Every penny raised goes into our community projects. Our aim is to serve the people of this community and make a difference.

Message in a Bottle scheme:  We are well known for our distribution of Message in a Bottle bottles. A simple scheme to assist people living alone or those that are vulnerable to keep vital medical information in a safe place. More info click here

Helping Individuals in need:  We answer calls for assistance from individuals and families in genuine need. It could be something simple like needing a few food vouchers at a difficult time or involve complex needs such as specialist medical and support equipment.

Supporting local community events: We often get asked to help marshal or bucket shake at local events as a means of supporting them, this is something we are always happy to do. We can often bee seen supporting Bike Nights on Paignton Sea Front, Paignton Regatta and Torbay Christmas Carnival to name just a few.   Please feel free to contact us if your event is in need of some extra hands!

We collect and recycle unwanted spectacles: Each year we collect and recycle hundreds of unwanted spectacles which are then sent to Chichester Lions Club who sort them for recycling in preparation for onward transmission to Medico France who then clean and grade the spectacles ready for use in eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe. 

Our International support: Lions Clubs are also members of an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world. Visit Lions Clubs International for more detail.