Young Ambassadors Competition

Supporting Exceptional Young People

The Young Ambassador programme recognises, encourages and supports young people from the age of 15-18 who are actively involved in helping others.

The competition operates throughout Europe and enables individual Lions, Leos or Lioness clubs to select and sponsor a candidate as their Young Ambassador. Successful candidates progress through a series of levels – club, zone, region and district – culminating in the final for Lions Clubs International British Isles and an opportunity to participate in the European final.


Congratulations to Abi Hutchinson the winner of the Young Ambassadors Competition sponsored by Shakespeare Lions Club











Congratulations to Theo Biddle for winning the Shipshape Award.  Theo’s sponsor is Castleford and Pontefract District Lions Club.

The award was presented by PID Lion Phil Nathan and Lion Heidi Nathan.

The prize will enable Theo to experience a trip of a lifetime on a Tall ship with an able and disabled bodied crew.

Australian Bushfire and Humanitarian Appeal

Reproduced from New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Months of severe drought and record-breaking temperatures have fuelled a series of
catastrophic bushfires across Australia.




Lions Clubs MD105 Council of Governors has approved an immediate response. It has
been agreed with PIP Lion Barry Palmer of Australia, that Lions Clubs of the British Isles
will donate towards the purchase of much-needed water tanks. Each water tank costs
£1,600 (A$3,000).

Lions Clubs MD105 Council of Governors has approved an MD105 Foundation appeal
for donations to support the Lions Clubs of Australia to purchase water tanks and the
provision of other humanitarian needs. This will allow people to return to their homes and
achieve some degree of normality.

Please click on the link for the Australian Bushfire and Humanitarian Appeal Letter and the Australian Bushfire and Humanitarian Appeal Poster


Notice to Visitors of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles Website and Social Media sites

Please be advised that we (Lions Clubs of the British Isles) will never ask anyone seeking a grant from Lions Clubs International or from any Lions Club to make any payment to secure a Lions grant.

Anyone contacting you on the telephone, by letter or online and offering a Lions grant in exchange for a fee or advance payment to secure a Lions grant is doing so fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.

LIBRA – Lions International Blood Research Appeal

Lions International Blood Research Appeal is pleased to announce the launch of Going for Gold Campaign with a target of £300,000 to be raised by the end of 2024.

Funds will help to cover the costs of specialist equipment required for a planned King’s Health Partners Haematology Institute.

The LIBRA funded equipment will be housed in the new institute, located at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in London.  It will be used by world-renowned haematology experts at KCH and their partners to diagnose, treat patients and create new lifesaving blood cancer therapies. 

Read more in the Libra Summer Newsletter 2019