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Romiley and Marple Lions Club

Contact Person: Terry Harding / Dave Butterworth
Address: Conservative Club, 6 Guywood Lane
Area: Romiley
Town: Stockport
Postcode: SK6 4AN
Phone: Terry 0161 330 9494 / Dave 0161 430 5791
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Romiley, Marple and District Lions Club

The Club was “chartered” (formed) in 1978 and it was originally known as the “Stockport – Goyt River Lions Club”, covering Woodley, Bredbury, Romiley, Compstall and Marple. There were 23 members and they met on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at the West Towers Hotel in Marple. In 1985 the name “Romiley, Marple and District Lions Club” became our official title, although we are now usually known simply as “Romiley and Marple Lions”.

We currently meet in the Conservative Club, 6, Guywood Lane, Romiley at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. As members of a world-wide organisation, “Lions Clubs International” (formed in 1917), we assist as many worthy causes – locally, nationally, and internationally – as we possibly can. Our members can be seen during the year at local fetes and carnivals with our famous “Ball in the Bog” game, raffling Easter Eggs or selling novelty items at the Brabyns Park Bonfire. We also organise various events, quizzes etc., locally to raise money for the Club’s Charity Account and have for many years brought Father Christmas to Marple Garden Centre (Wyevale), where he hosts Breakfast and Tea Time sessions in the Restaurant and also greets visitors to the Dragon Miniature Railway’s grotto. An important part of the Club’s Christmas activities is our annual Marple Santa Dash and the support given to this event over recent years by the locals has been greatly appreciated.

A number of Dinner Meetings are arranged throughout the year, and guest speakers are often invited to inform and entertain our members. The Club enjoys its annual Charter (Birthday) Dinner Dance in March and a variety of social events, theatre visits etc. keep us happy when we are “off duty”.

Do, please, come to see us and help us to raise money with our silly games and other activities. Perhaps you would also like to attend one of our meetings. We’d love to see you and you can be sure of a warm welcome. You might even decide to join us and become a “Lion”!

If you know of a worthy cause which you would like the Club to support you can come along to tell us about it personally or contact our Welfare Chairman, Terry Harding, whose details are shown above. We always do our best to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Lions' biggest annual fund-raiser is the Marple Santa Dash

Marple Santa Dash 2017

Read the Lions' report on the 2017 Santa Dash and get the date in your diary for the next one on Sunday 2nd December 2018!

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