In the local community

The Lions have been involved in the local community for twelve years and over this time we have supported a number of national charities.  

We have held 'Wear it pink' runs, supporting breast cancer care,  'Pants on your head' runs, raising awareness of prostate cancer, but our main charity we support is Derian House Childrens Hospice.  


Derian House

The Club has for many years supported Derian through their Christmas Craft runs, which sees our runners taking arts and craft items to the Hospice that can be used throughout the year.

In 2023 we also supported Derian House Trees of Love.   

The Lions donated £100 raised by our amazing members to  light up a 6ft Christmas tree in the gardens at the hospice

We combined our Christmas Craft run with a visit to the trees, which proved to be a memorable and moving night for all involved




In 2018 the Lions applied to Cardiac Science for a Community Defibrilator.

At the time, Shaun Ingram, Managing Director of Cardiac Science, said that Shelby the Club Founder, put forward a compelling case for the need of an AED, saying the pub was a busy place, at the heart of the community, the perfect spot for a defib. Kevin went on to say that  “We are only too pleased to donate the Powerheart® G5 devices into semi-rural locations, especially pubs which attract big communities of people and Shelby is to be congratulated for championing the Golden Lion’s cause. Hopefully they will never have to use it but there is peace of mind in knowing it’s there in an emergency.”

The G5 defib gives peace of mind to those in the community knowing that in an emergency we could help ourselves and give someone a fighting chance of survival.

As well as the hub for the running club – runs are usually reasonably close to the building -  the pub sits alongside a canal which attracts walkers, locals and families at weekends. 

Recently the Lions and the local community came together to raise over £600 for a new battery and pads to ensure the defibrilator remained in full working  order for all to use, if the need arises

Around 60,000 people in the UK have an out of hospital cardiac arrest each year according to figures from the Resuscitation Council (UK). If CPR is started early and there is an AED available, it can double the person’s chances of survival.

Cardiac Science has launched a new Community Sponsorship scheme which helps businesses get involved with the provision of AEDS into communities across the UK in exchange for local profile.  For more information go to