News and Events from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions

All the latest about what we’re doing…

News and Events from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions

All the latest about what we’re doing…

Easter Eggs Raffle

Ten individuals have had the enjoyment of winning a giant Easter Egg each by taking part in this year’s annual Egg Draw organised by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club. Draw sheets were placed in local establishments a few weeks ago and most ended up being totally...

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It’s the Honey and Bees Wot Won it!

A contingent of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions members and friends including president of Sidmouth Lions, Graham Rossiter, joined over 100 other Lions and guests at this year’s District Convention and came away with the best Environmental themed fancy dress group prize...

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LION PARACHUTING

On Sunday 3rd March Lion Phil Bunt finally did his parachute jump in aid of the Air Ambulance. He has waited quite a while in order for the weather to be kind, but Sunday was the day & he experienced the thrill of a lifetime as the pictures depict. Well done Phil....

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Prestigeous Award For Newquay Towan Blystra Member

Our own Lion Jill Bunt, has been awarded with the "Cross of St Piran" An accolade that recognises "outstanding Service" given to people across Cornwall. She was among just a few recipients of the award at a special service at St Pirans church. her nomination cited...

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Up & Coming Club Events March / April

Up & Coming Club Events March & April March :  Tuesday 5th St Pirans Day Parade Meet 15.30 outside Walkabout Beachfield Avenue. Marshalls required 14th March: Invitation to attend film night at the Lighthouse Cinema, supporting Trenance Cottages & NSPCC...

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Newquay Beer Festival Tickets on Sale 1st March

Newquay Beer Festival Tickets on sale 1 March   2024 will be the ELEVENTH charity Newquay Beer Festival and, having raised £100,000 since we started in 2003, we know how much this event has become a ‘must attend’ occasion in the social calendar of the town. It’s fun,...

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Environment Author supported at Newquay School Visit

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions were delighted to be able to support one of the areas favourite children’s authors, Ellie Jackson, who visited Newquay Primary Academy recently and gave an entertaining talk based on one of her books. The children then asked her some really...

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Donation to CHAT Alpaca Santuary

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions called at Chy Lowen Alpacas Tregaswith (CHAT) to provide an early Christmas present to the project that provides Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) which is a form of therapy, to help young people who have special needs, mental...

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New Zone Chair

Congratulations to Lion Phil Bunt of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club who has taken on the role of Zone A Chairman which covers Lions Clubs in the west of Cornwall from Penzance up to Newquay. Phil received the chain of office from the outgoing Zone Chairman, Lion...

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Special Christmas Draw

A special Christmas Draw, supported by numerous local businesses and individuals, has raised £1,500 for good causes, including the groups nominated as recipients of funds from Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal. Organised by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club, tickets have been...

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Ukraine Mercy Trip for our Member

Two members of Lions Clubs in Newquay have recently returned from joining the 17th convoy of vehicles from ‘Cornwall and Devon Sending Love to Ukraine’. The group, which is organised by Callington Lion Darren Tait, and wife, Polly, receives and then transports masses...

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Towan Blystra Lions Annual Community Lunch 2023

Over 100 local people attended the Community Christmas Lunch organised by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions at the Marguson Sandy Lodge Hotel. The annual, subsidised event, is a particularly favourite with residents who’s options to celebrate the festive season might not be...

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Santa’s Tour Routes Confirmed 2023

Photo caption: Santa popped in to get the meerkats Xmas present list at Newquay Zoo recently! SANTA’S TOUR ROUTES CONFIRMED  Here’s where Santa will be touring during December – come on out and support him. Santa’s Tour Plans, each starting at around 6pm, are as...

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Ho Ho Ho It’s Time to View Santa’s Routes for 2023

Santa’s on his Tour again soon With the help of his elves from Towan Blystra Lions Club, Santa will once again be touring the streets of Newquay and helping out in other ways by turning on festive lights and entertaining young people in a specially constructed grotto....

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Carol joins the Pride

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions were delighted to welcome a new member to their club, bringing the club’s total membership to 32. Carol Boyle, is shown receiving her certificate and Lions pin badge from President Heather Stanley and her sponsor, club vice president, Jon...

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Lions help out the Zombies!

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra and Newquay Lions joined forces to help marshal this year's highly popular Zombie Crawl through the main streets of Newquay on Saturday 28 October. The parade, organised by Mark Warren and the team at Newquay Business Improvement...

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Community Christmas Lunch 2023

The ever popular Community Christmas Lunch, held at the Marguson Sandy Lodge Hotel in Newquay, is set to return for another year on Friday, December 8, and the tickets are likely to get snapped up quickly. So, if you are a regular attendee, or someone who thinks this...

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Lions receive special awards

A Melvin Jones Fellowship is a highly-prized and prestigious award from the Lions Clubs International Foundation which is awarded to members of the community whose work towards humanitarian causes is deemed worthy of special recognition. At the Newquay Towan Blystra...

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Grand Christmas Draw Prizes

The results of Towan Blystra Lions Grand Christmas Draw will be revealed at the annual Community Christmas Lunch at The Marguson Sandy Lodge Hotel on Friday 8 December. The list of prizes is being updated all the time and is the result of the generosity of businesses...

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Support for Community Radio Station

Members of the two Lions Clubs in Newquay, Newquay Lions and Towan Blystra, came together to support an important part of the local community recently when they heard that Radio Newquay were seeking funds for some additional equipment to enhance their live outside...

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The Pride(s) of Newquay

The Pride(s) of Newquay   Members of Newquay Lions and Towan Blystra Lions came together on Saturday 21 October to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Towan Blystra Club. Together with Past District Governor Lesley Chudley, the group proudly...

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Towan Blystra Lions Donation to Newquay Band

Newquay Band have been a regular feature of Sunday afternoons at Newquay Beer Festival for many years and the 2023 Charity festival run by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club was no different. All the acts at the festival play free of charge which means more of the funds...

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Lions Donate to 1st Newquay Scout Group

Two former scouts of 1st Newquay were amongst the Lions who attended a recent Explorer’s meeting to present a cheque of £450 to the group and also a video projector, kindly donated by Lions Vice President, Jon Collins. Lion President Heather Stanley was delighted to...

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2023 Beer Festival

Towan Blystra Lions President Heather Stanley said that despite the weather the revellers had a great time. She also thanked all the volunteers for giving their time, She also thanked Hendra Holiday Park for such great venue & accommodating us also the Acts who...

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5th Newquay Scout Group receive a donation

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club joined Lion President Heather Stanley at Godolphin Way, Newquay on Saturday 16 September to present a cheque for £350 towards the costs of updating their camping tents. They joined the scouts, cubs and beavers as they were...

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Newquay Cricket Club Receive Donations

Cricketers benefit from different grants Newquay Cricket Club members were delighted to pose for a photo before their match at Newquay Sports Centre on Saturday 9 September, as Towan Blystra Lions Club members attended to present the club with a cheque for £350. The...

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Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Attend St Newlyn East Fair

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions President Heather Stanley and Lions Phil Bunt and Colin Wellington attended the St Newlyn East Fair on Bank Holiday Monday with their “Cube” which contained a new iPad to be won for the princely sum of £1 but, you had to guess the...

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Defibrillator Commisioning at Rialton Community Hall.

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions were amongst the groups that provided the finance to Rialton Community Association for them to buy and have installed a defibrillator on the outside of the Community Hall. Newquay Rotary and the other Lions Club in the town, Newquay Lions,...

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Towan Blystra Lions Help Out at Harbour Sports Day

Five members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club were pleased to be able to lend a hand at Cornwall’s oldest continuous sporting event at Newquay Harbour on Sunday 30 July. After making a donation to the Newquay Harbour Sports Association towards the costs associated...

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Social BBQ July 2023

Our July meeting deferred by a week due to the logistics of holding it, This will be held by zoom a week later. Instead we had a social gathering at VP Jon Collins back garden where he supplied us with a delicious barbeque. Jon & Monique took on the task of...

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Thanks from Ukraine to Towan Blystra Lions

Thank you from Ukraine   The members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club have been formally thanked for their efforts by a voluntary organisation, based in Poland, which has been established to help people affected by the war in Ukraine. Fundacja Nasza Ukraina (FNU),...

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Lions set to help at Harbour Sports

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions will be volunteering their time at Newquay Harbour on Sunday 30 July as the county's oldest continual annual water sports competition - established well over 100 years ago, takes place again. The event is run by the Harbour...

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2023 Brains of Newquay Contest

Flukes pip Penquins to win charity quiz   Just one point made the difference between first and second place at this year’s Brains of Newquay Charity Quiz, run by Towan Blystra Lions, held once again at Newquay Golf Club. The quiz saw nineteen teams from the area...

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Civic Parade July 2023

Lions Bee, Steve & Colin attended the Civic parade on Sunday 2nd July. Mayor Margaret North affirmed that she would "carry out her duties to the best of her ability" It was a small parade but evidently invitations were late being sent out. What was lacking in...

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Club Awarded “Model Club” Status by LCIF

The members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club were delighted to receive a plaque showing that the club has been awarded "Model Club" status. A Model Club has shown great leadership & dedication to LCIF Foundation. We become part of an elite group that has worked...

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2 New Members for Towan Blystra Lions

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club were delighted to badge up two new Lions at their monthly meeting in June. Dave and June had expressed an interest in getting to know more about Lions Clubs International after being involved with Monique at DISC. They both...

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Spin The Wheeeeel!

First Outing for donated money raising wheel   Trenance Cottages held their Fun in the Park event on Sunday 11 June and Towan Blystra Lions were delighted to take the opportunity to raise some funds for the local community by rolling out their latest FUNd raising...

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Towan Blystra Lions Help Marshall Rainbow Run

Four members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions, joined by volunteers from Truro Lions, helped Children’s Hospice South West with the marshalling of this year’s Rainbow Run which is one of that charity’s main fund raising events. Well over 1,000 runners took part in...

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Danny serves 15 years to Towan Blystra Lions

At our recent business meeting, Danny Baize was presented with his 15 year service certificate. Well done Danny, lets look forward to the next 15 years. Danny said that he hoped to get time off for good behaviour. No chance Danny, good people are hard to find.

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Have you a Team to Enter this Year’s 2023 Brains of Newquay?

ARE YOU BRIGHTER THAN THIS HUDDLE OF PENQUINS?   Becky Miles, Phil Midgley, Colin Martin and Ray Frith, all members of Newquay Road Runners (quiz name ‘Precocious Penquins'), are joined by Towan Blystra Lions president Jill Bunt (centre) at the Brains of Newquay Quiz...

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Visit to Shirly Beer Festival

Lions Phil and Jill Bunt took the opportunity, on their holiday travels, to spend some time at Shirley Beer Festival in the Midlands which is run by Shirley Round Table and Ladies Circle clubs. The visit had been arranged with the organisers as a fact-finder for...

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Spring Cleaning Our Store

The fundraising and social side of being Lions has another dimension too - keeping things tidy! Six members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions turned out on a roasting hot Bank Holiday weekend Saturday to do some much needed housekeeping of their two containers in which...

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Towan Blystra Marshalling the Trevornick Road Race

  On Sunday 21st May Lions Jo Rowland & Colin Wellington helped marshall the annual Trevornick Road Race. Approximately 300 runners from around the County & Plymouth raced the 10K run around the campsite &  Holywell Bay. Lion Phil Bunt was brave...

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Books for Schools by Ellie Jackson & Liz Oldmeadow

During the past couple of years, a group of local businesses and individuals were good enough to fund and present 12 local schools a series of children’s books by Ellie Jackson and Liz Oldmeadow in the ‘Wild Tribe Heroes’ series. These books highlight, in a simple and...

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Foodbank Receives Help from Towan Blystra Lions

Foodbank’s New Premises receives support   It’s always been a busy place since it started but, in the last year, Newquay Foodbank, based at St Michaels Church, identified the benefits which could be derived for customers and volunteers by having a dedicated area from...

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Suits You Louise – Lions Donate Flying suits to Paramedics

“Suits You Louise” - Lions donate Flying Suites to Paramedics Critical care paramedic, Louise (pictured left), of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) was delighted to show off one of the new flying suits which have been purchased with the aid of a £2,000 grant from...

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GIANT EASTER EGGS HATCHED FOR LOCAL GOOD CAUSES

Giant Easter Eggs make tasty treat for good causes Over £1,100 was generously donated into the collecting tins at ten establishments across the Newquay area as Towan Blystra Lions Clubs ran their Giant Easter Egg Raffles for the first time since the pandemic struck in...

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Presentation to Indian Queens School Sensory Room

INDIAN Queens Primary School were delighted when Newquay Towan Blystra Lions offered to help fund a new sensory room which is being developed to support students during their primary years education experience. A sensory room is a specially designed room which...

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Try & Win a Giant Easter Egg & Help Local Good Causes

If you fancy risking a quid when you visit any one of ten locations across Newquay as Easter approaches, you could be the winner of a genuine Cornish Giant Easter Egg to share with family and friends, or just keep it all to yourself! Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club...

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Lions go Bowling to Contest the Dennis Arbuthnott Trophy 2023

Members of Newquay’s two Lions Clubs met up together for a social evening with a competitive edge as they competed for the Dennis Arbuthnott Trophy, a prize donated by the Newquay Lions’ late Charter President who passed away recently following well over 50 years of...

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Fareshare

Fareshare is a national network of charitable food distributors that take good quality surplus goods from across the food industry to some 9,500 frontline charities and community groups. One of these charities is DISC Newquay. Our club has contributed each month...

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Cornwall Youth Choir Presentation

There was a lot for the young people of Cornwall Youth Choir to sing about on St Piran’s Day this year as they received a £500 donation which will help them fly the flag for the Duchy on the international stage. Newquay Towan Blystra Lions responded to a request from...

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Lions Stalk Out Alpacas for a Donation

When lions meet alpacas you would imagine the worst - but not when the Lions of Newquay Towan Blystra Cub visited these friendly creatures at C.H.A.T., a not-for-profit project helping others, using Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI), based near St Columb. Chy Lowen...

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Donation to Newquay Surf Life Saving Club

Newquay Surf Life Saving Club (NSLSC) youth members will be able to undertake important training prior to the summer season thanks to a donation from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club. Lion President Jill Bunt visited the club at one of their regular meetings at...

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Local Sight Loss Initiatives Receive Lions Funding

Local Sight Loss Initiatives Receive Lions Funding PEOPLE with sight loss in the Newquay area are set to benefit following a £500 donation by the Towan Blystra Lions to Cornwall’s sight loss charity, iSightCornwall. iSightCornwall, which is one of the oldest charities...

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Towan Blystra Lions Welcome 2 New Members

Members of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club were delighted to badge up two new Lions at their monthly meeting in February. Wendy Bonfield and Stephen Williams had expressed an interest in getting to know more about Lions Clubs International after last year’s Newquay...

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Presentation to 5th Newquay Scout Group

Lions Heather Stanley (Vice President & Treasurer) B & Colin Wellington attended the presentation of a £300 cheque to 5th Newquay Scout Group to help purchase some light weight cooking equipment which will be used for exdpedition ncamping by the Scouts. Images...

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Towan Blystra Lions help at New Year’s Day Swim

Towan Blystra President Jill Bunt along with Lions Phil Bunt, Jo Rowland & Colin Wellington helped Young Lives V Cancer (Clic Seargent)marshall the New Year's Day swim at Newquay Harbour. The swim was in aid of Cancer helping young & old lives with tjhis...

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