Lions Clubs International Centennial year  


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           PLEASE NOTE

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE 2017    at    9.25am       CARNIVAL IS CANCELLED

Having had numerous conversations with the council and the Rutland groundsman 
It has been decided by them that with the state of the ground at present plus the amount of rain forecast over the next couple of days  that 


We are very sorry that this has happened for the third time in 5 years but unfortunately we have no control over the weather.

Please be patient with us while we sort out refunds which may take a couple of weeks, due to getting extra cheque books from the bank and also me going on holiday for a few days.

The closing date for stall bookings is 30th May 2017                                                              


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2017 CARNIVAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



 Charter 2016 JPEG

President Suzanne Birch (Centre) welcomed guests Mayor, Councillor Abey Stevenson and his daughter Abigail (Left)along with Lions District Governor Balvinder Sokhi and his wife Rashpal (Right)to the clubs 40th charter celebrations on October 8th 2016 at the Novotel, Nottingham.

A cheque for 3500.00 was presented to The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance from the proceeds of this years carnival.

Presentation from the proceeds of the 2016 carnival

Air Ambulance Presentation

Past District Governor Joe Prati (right) of Ilkeston Lions Club presenting a cheque for 3,500.00 to 

Past District Governor Robin Duke on behalf of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland Air Ambulance.

The proceeds of this years carnival is to help pay for a new defibrillator in the Air Ambulance The total cost for

the equipment will be 30.000.00. Lions Clubs International in America have promised that if the local clubs 

throughout our district reach 15,000.00 they will double it making the total amount required.

More pics on the gallery page.




We Made It !!!

It was a last minute decision again but the weather held on the day and the Carnival went ahead.
There will be an update on the carnival page and some photographs uploaded shortly onto the gallery page.

Carnival pics

Carnival Queen 2016 - Chloe Kelso                                                             

Chloe was chosen to be the carnival queen last year but due to the adverse weather conditions she was not able to fulfill her wishes.

Chloe is sixteen years old and will be leaving school following the completion of her exams which she is currently sitting.

A career in hair dressing is waiting for her.

After recently moving away from Stanley Common she now lives in Cotmanhay.


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 13 members, 75% of which are over 65 years of age. As we are just starting to put plans together for next 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 Joe Prati, his e-mail address is;   Giuseppeprati@btinternet.com

or you can contact us via the contact page on this web site.

















Due to the weather conditions we, along with the groundsman for the Rutland Sports Ground 

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