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Ilkeston Lions Club is a charity service organisation which helps our local community foremost, along with other charities.
This is done through raising money by having Easter Bunny raffles and Christmas food hampers in local pubs and businesses around the Erewash area, having stalls on the market place, the Summer Sounds event on Victoria Park, the Hospitals League of Friends summer and winter open days and others. Our main event is to organise and present the annual Ilkeston Lions Carnival.
ALL of the money we raise from these events is given to needy causes Locally, Nationally (eg; The recent flood appeals in Cumbria and York) and Internationally (eg; Earthquakes, Tsunamis etc.)
In order to keep doing all of this The Ilkeston Lions Club urgently needs more members. At present we have 10 members, 70% of which are over 65 years of age. As we are just starting to put plans together for this years carnival we need younger and fitter men and women to join in and help us.
Next year is the Lions International Centenial Celebration which we will be celebrating all over the world.
We are not all work and no play. We have various social evenings and we also interact with other local Lions club's with film nights, skittles and Charter dinner/dances etc.
If nobody comes forward to join us there is a chance that the club will have to close which means that there will be no more carnivals.
For more information, our membership contact person is Lion Laura Rigby, her e-mail address is
or you can contact us via the contact page on this web site.
Ilkeston Lions sponsor Stanton Colts FC
for the 2015/2016 season
The Ilkeston Lions have for the second year sponsored the football shirts for the Stanton Ironmen's Colts.
Ilkeston Lions 39th Anniversary Charter
26th September 2015
Even though this years carnival had to be cancelled Ilkeston Lions upheld their promise to make a donation to the 'Guide Dogs for the Blind'.
Immediate Past President Ray Birch presented a cheque for £3000.00 to Sheila Gillott and Barbara Holbrook representing the Guide Dogsalong with 'LINCOLN' a 10month old Puppy in training.
Left to Right, D/G Paul Stafford, Brescia President Dionigi Gozio,
Ilkeston President Joe Prati & D/G Antonio Belpietro.
District Governor Paul Stafford
receiving a gift from District Governor Antonio Belpietro