We had a marquee at the show,along with Exeter Lions,promoting Lions and gave out leaflets. We also took details of people who would like their blood sugar levels and blood pressure taken.We then passed them over to Lloyds pharmacy staff who did all the tests,and if necessary from the results advised them to visit their G.P, or A &E if life threatening.Sophie Countess of Wessex,who is a Lion and our patron,attended the show,and visited our Marquee ,and chatted to all the Lions and Lloyds staff. Over 3 days,about 300 people were tested,and several referrals made.

Our next event is in Princesshay,Exeter,on Saturday May 27th 2017 from 9am to 5pm,where we are having a "Lions Day" to promote the Centenary,and the charitable work that Lions do locally,and all over the world.We will be selling draw tickets to win a Toyota car,all money going to Children's Hospice Southwest.We will be giving away balloons for the children,and music will be provided by a Fairground Organ

The above event was very successful,the Fairground organ attracting many people. The children loved being given the Lions Centenary balloons,and 400 were seen in the skies above Exeter.We gave out 100 leaflets,and talked to a lot of people about our club.It was a windy day,and our marquee moved back by 1.5 metres! during the day.We  presented a specially made tricycle,which we had given a large donation towards, to a disabled 10 year old girl called Harriet Dunn.She,and her family were thrilled to receive this tricycle,as it meant that she could now go out with her family.We also presented a cheque for 1000 to the M.S Society.An impromptu  appearance was made by a Hen Party and the photo shows them in front of the Fairground organ all dressed as old ladies! Also photos of M.S.society cheque being presented,and Harriet & family with new bike

donation was given towards a special tricycle for a local disabled 10 year old girl  Hen party appearance in front of the Fairground organ

the Dunn family being presented with the special tricycle donated to by Exeter West Club, by Lion Preident Mike and Lion Caril



    Centenary Project

Porch at Alphington Church Hall

We supplied this much needed Bench to the community of Alphington,outside the Alphington Village Hall.with a plaque on the notice board,saying "Presented by the Lions Club of Exeter West,during the Centenary Year of the formation of the first Lions Club.



Meriel Fishwick C E O of Force charity,receiving M.J.F. award

MERIEL FISHWICK chief executive of FORCE CANCER charity,receiving the highest award that can be given by LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL,.the MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP  from EXETER WEST LIONS CLUB. MelvIn Jones was the founder of Lions International,in Chicago in 1917

Our International President is encouraging Lions clubs to present awards to outstanding members of our local community to celebrate our Centenary year,so with this in mind,last year's zone chairman,Peter Wells presented this award to Meriel Fishwick

M.J.F. Award being presented to C.E.O.Force cancer charity,Meriel Fishwick

Here is a photo of the presentation, left to right,last year's Lion President,Carol Wells,Meriel Fishwick,then Peter Wells.          

            Centenary celebration 100 years of Lionism  

    Serving communities of the world 1917 to 2017

Our first event is the Devon County Show,Westpoint Exeter on Thursday May 18th,Friday 19th and Saturday 20th 2017. We are having a marquee and will be helping to run the Diabetic screening clinic. Our Lions International patron and also a member of Lions,Sophie,Countess of Wessex is opening the Devon County Show, and we hope that she will have time to visit our marquee. 

                           POST SCRIPT  

Sophie, Countess of Wessex DID visit our marquee on Friday May 19th,and spoke to all the Lions working there that day, signing up people to have blood sugar levels checked (Diabetes), and Blood Pressure levels (if too high,they were referred to their doctor).The tests were carried out there and then by volunteers from Lloyds Pharmacy