Old Leigh Regatta 2020: CANCELLED.

Following advice from Southend Borough Council and discussions with the Scout Groups of Old Leigh, who are our partners and main beneficiaries of the Old Leigh Regatta, we have decided that, regretfully, we cannot continue to plan this year’s Regatta.

Lion Tony Prior, Chairman of the OLR Committee, said
“We do not feel the current situation will improve sufficiently to allow such an event to go ahead safely.

We are very grateful to all the stallholders, concessions and performers, who were hoping to join us in September, and we hope to see everyone next year when the Old Leigh Regatta returns.”

Leigh Lions – maintaining service and helping the community in the current COVID-19 crisis

The Lions Club of Leigh on Sea continues to support the local community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, being amongst the first to offer service to the Southend Coronavirus Action Support team, which helps vulnerable or self-isolating individuals.

Community Chairman, Tim Watts, is leading the club’s contribution: “Some volunteer schemes are so inundated with offers they are struggling to process applications. We decided not to wait and contacted direct Southend’s Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) to register as an organisation. This enabled us to get out there fast.

“Many of our members are themselves in the higher risk categories, so our frontline team is small – but totally committed. So far, we have delivered food parcels, done shopping for individuals, collected prescription medicines and taken people to clinical appointments. We are in action seven days a week.

“The rest of the club stands ready to support phone-based befriending, something that will become even more important as the weeks of social distancing and isolation continue.

“We still meet twice a month online, which allows members to discuss and approve financial aid: we are very pleased to have been able to donate £1000 to the COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal for our local hospitals.”

To get help, contact the Southend Coronavirus Action Support Line on 01702 212497 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 2pm. For those unable to use a phone due to hearing loss, email providecommunityaction@southend.gov.uk.

To learn more about Leigh Lions, email leighlionscommunity@gmail.com, and follow them on Facebook @leighonsealions. #WeServe. #StayHomeSaveLives

54321 Quiz – 15th November 2019

The Lions Club of Leigh on Sea is hosting another of its famous 54321 quizzes.

The Place : Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea
The Date : Friday 15th November 2019
The Time : 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start
The Teams : Up to six persons
The Cost : £30 per team
£500 – 1st Prize
£400 – 2nd Prize
£300 – 3rd Prize
£200 – 4th Prize
£100 – 5th Prize
All Prize money to be donated to the Teams’ nominated good causes
We will also be supporting BBC Children in Need via a Raffle
How to enter : Contact Tim Watts with your team name and proposed good cause(s)
leighlionscommunity@gmail.com or 07973 908487

The Lions Pig race at Bonchurch Park

A very big Thank You to Leigh Town Council Events for organising the Community Day in Bonchurch Park today, & especially to all the people that came along. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You kept us racing them-there piggies to the very end! Thank you for all your donations, & we hope you had a great time, too! (If you missed us, we’ll be bringing the little oinkers to Leigh Folk Festival, Saturday 29th in Library Gardens & Sunday 30th in the old town)

The Lions Go Racing


The Lions Club of Leigh on Sea, Invite you to a “Human” Race night.  The night is a fun evening where humans are used as horses to race down a track to win.  There is a Tote to place “bets” on the horses to add to the excitement.  The evening is suitable for all ages and children are definitely most welcome.

The evening is to be held at the Estuary Club, on 15th June at 8.00 pm.  There is a bar available, but you may bring your own “nibbles” and horse snacks!

Tickets are just £2 and are available from The Lions Charity Shop, 1492 London Road, Leigh On Sea, Or Via Priority Management, 60 The  Ridgeway, Westcliff on Sea Tel: 01702 715111  Email: info@leighlions.co.uk

Leigh Lions provide Havens Hospice with key equipment

Havens Hospice have been given two new syringe drivers by the Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea, enabling them to offer more patients a wider choice of treatment.

Tim Watts, Leigh Lions’ Community Chairman said,

“After a talk given by Vanessa Longley of Havens Hospice about their work and plans for the New Fair Havens development, the Club were keen to support them by providing medical equipment that could be used now and in the future. Havens suggested a syringe driver, and we were delighted to be able to provide two.”

A syringe driver delivers a steady flow of injected medication continuously under the skin, and is a very reliable way to control symptoms. Using one can be an alternative to having regular, repeated injections, which can restrict what a person can do and where they can go.

Leigh Lions fighting litter on the beaches

On a hot, sunny Sunday, The Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea undertook a litter pick of Chalkwell and Leigh beaches to celebrate Earth Day 2018.

Tim Watts, the Club’s Community Chairman, said,

“Pleasingly, we collected relatively few plastic bottles and cups, so perhaps the message there is getting through to everyone, but unfortunately we still found many bags of dog mess lying around, despite there being bins provided for disposal. Amongst some of the other treasures recovered was a 4 foot ripped paddling pool left on Leigh beach.”

Southend Lions also had a busy morning clearing the beaches near the pier.

Autumn Grand Charity Quiz 2017 – photos

Here are a few pics taken on the night (10th Nov)
Our prize winners were
£1000 Team Norwegian Blue for The Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society £500 Team The Ancient Geeks for Leigh Folk Festival
Our Judges Award of £100 went to The Art Ministry and the raffle money raised (a little over £280) went to The Multiple Sclerosis Society
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