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…

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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Santa Visits the Friday Friendship Club

Santa's final meeting in the town culminated with a visit to hand out presents for the Friday Friendship Club run by Lorraine Harrison. Santa now has a mega marathon ahead of him tomorrow evening visiting all the children around the World. He told me that he has...

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Santa Helping to Hand Out Gifts at DISC

Towan Blystra Lions were delighted to take Santa along to the Sandy Lodge Hotel where he handed out presents to young people which had been collected and donated to DISC. Amongst those who turned up to add a special Christmas feel to the event were Oll an Gwella who...

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Santa’s Duties Almost Done

Santa is hoping to rest up a little before his next marathon on Christmas Eve. He has asked me to pass on a message of thanks to all his Elves who have helped him in carrying collection boxes, the contents of which will help out in the community. He also thanked  Elf...

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Presentation to Newquay Youth Football Club

Newquay Youth Football Club coaches were delighted to receive a donation which means they will be able continue their voluntary training of the youngest members of the future England football team, throughout the winter, in garments which will keep them warm and dry....

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Towan Blystra Lions Community Lunch

Over 80 local residents enjoyed the annual Community Christmas Lunch at Newquay’s Sandy Lodge Hotel, organised by Towan Blystra Lions Club - but this year, in addition to the appearance of Santa, there was a special surprise.   Tickets for the event went on sale...

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Santa Turns Xmas Lights on at Nansleden

Santa help turn on 2 sets of lights at Nansleden last night. He was helped by his band of Elves. The event was well attended & Sasnta was very pleased at the amount of children he met. Some photos of the evening....

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Santa’s Trek Around Newquay begins

Santa kicked off his massive tour around Newquay over the next few nights by visiting St. Newlyn East. He was well received by lots of exited children...and parents. His next visit is to Nansleden for their Christmas Lights switch on this Friday 2nd December at...

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Towan Blystra Lions Welcome a New Member

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club were delighted to welcome a new member at their meeting in the Griffin Inn on Thursday 24 November. Jay Anson, was presented with his certificate of membership by Lion President Jill Bunt who added her congratulations to Jay who had...

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Presentation to Indian Queens School

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions President Jill Bunt was accompanied by fellow Lions husband Phil, and Colin Wellington at Indian Queens School Primary School to be shown the three benches their club agreed to fund after they were approached earlier in the year to support...

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Wedding Anniversary for our President

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions send our congratulations to President Jill Bunt and Secretary Phil Bunt. Lions Phil & Jill are founder members of this club. They got married 43 blissful years ago at St. Columb Minor Church. They have been celebrating at the Penmorvah...

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Santa’s Tour Routes Confirmed

SANTA’S TOUR ROUTES CONFIRMED  Here’s where Santa will be touring during December - come on out and support him AND if you have a car with a tow hitch and some time to spare, how would you (and your kids if you like) fancy towing him for a night? SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY...

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Community Christmas Lunch

Picture. President Jill Bunt helping to serve the festive lunch at a previous Community Christmas Lunch Returning after a two year break because of COVID, Friday 9 December will be the date for the Community Xmas Lunch, organised by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club...

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Santa Touring the Streets of Newquay Again

It won’t be long now until the big day and Santa has once again decided to get out and about around Newquay and the surrounding area to share a bit of festive cheer before Christmas Eve.   With the assistance of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club, who will be providing...

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Remembrance Parade 2022

On Sunday President Jill Bunt layed a wreath for the Lions & lion Colin Wellington paraded the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions standard. They were both supported by Lions Danny & lesley Baize, Bee, Jo rowland & Phil Bunt. A blustery day but the standard flew...

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Lions Crawle Through Town

President Jill Bunt, Lions Jo Rowland & Colin Wellington helped Newquay Bid along with the Rotary Club of Newquay & Newquay Lions, to help marshall this year's Zombie Crawle through town which was well  attended brought   a boost to the businesses in town...

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New Member for Towan Blystra Lions

On Thursday 27th October 2022 New member to the club was introduced & badged. Jo Rowland who has been sponsored by Lion Sarah Bunt has been busy previously helping at various events & in particular helping at the recent Newquay Beer Festival where she took on...

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Towan Blystra Lions Help to Provide New Kit for the Mints

Newquay Youth FC Under 14s Mints team have been together since they were seven years old and, all the way through, have been kindly sponsored through the funds raised by Lion Matt Way and the appeal he set up to help others after the death of his son, Joe, in 2008.  ...

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Top Award for a Member of Towan Blystra Lions Club

A member of Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by members of his club, recognising his long standing contribution to the community through his role as former president and current secretary of the club, as well as his efforts...

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Newquay Beer Festival

The 2022 Newquay Beer Festival was blessed with some great weather, jovial and very good natured crowds and magnificent music, drinks and food - and it will have raised many thousands of pounds for local good causes. The organisers, Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club,...

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An Evening With Johnny Cowling

Wednesday 21st September saw a packed audience with comedian Johnny Cowling at the beer Festival marquee, in aid of Chrissies Sunshine Appeal. An evening of song, dance and laughter. This marked the first night of the Festival and was a fitting tribute to the late...

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Beer Festival Preparations Well Under Way

Tuesday this week was full on putting the beer festival site at Hendra together - all done by our Lions and friends. Getting ready for Johnny Cowling on Wednesday night supporting Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal good causes and then on to the 100 beers and ciders plus gins...

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Beer Festival is Upon Us This Week

Final preparations for next week’s Newquay Beer Festival are now well underway. On Friday we picked up the rental van from Dash Drive at Redruth who, for the second year running, supported our good causes so generously with a great rental deal. The van is so important...

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Rest In Peace Your Majesty

A message from our Club President - Lion Jill Bunt As did so many others across the World, I learnt of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday with great sadness. I felt it appropriate to acknowledge, on behalf of members of our club, the strong...

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Charter Night 2022

Dear fellow Lions and friends Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Charter Night  Saturday 15 October 2022 – 7pm for 7.30pm Our Charter Night this year will be the first we have had since 2019, with 2020 and 2021 being put off by COVID. We chartered in October 2008 and,...

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Beer Festival gets a Little Closer

The revised sign has now been put on display at Cliff Road. Not long to go now!!! Thanks to the Newquay Voice Newapaper, who are one of our primary supporters for theit continued support citing the coverage they are giving the Festival. (see images)

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Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Let Their Manes Down

The Towan Blystra lions had a social barbeque on Sunday for family and friends of the club. President Jill Bunt & chef Phil provided a plethora of lovely food with Lion Phil in charge of expertly barbequing the meat, home made burgers provided by Lion Colin, Lion...

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Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Go Shopping

Lions go shopping with Foodbank   Newquay Towan Blystra Lions agreed to donate £500 for shopping to Newquay Foodbank but this offer came with an attractive bonus to the foodbank as the Lions Club president and secretary came along and actually did the shopping and...

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Litter Pick. Towan Blystra Lions Clean Up Again

Thank you to Lions Alan and Jill for attending today's litter pick. In around 45 minutes we collected roughly 2 bags of rubbish...and a traffic cone, valiantly retrieved from a hedge by Al. Lots of bottles and cans today. Next pick: 2nd August, 9-10am at Atlantic Road...

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Litter Picks Continue

The litter picks continue. Thank you to Terry for joining me last week. We collected plenty of rubbish from Fore St car park area, around the bowling club (thank you to the kind members who offered us cups of tea!), the Eothan and around Beach Road. Sadly we didn't...

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Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Take to the Water

Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club members and two friends of the club, Dave and Rob who were on holiday from Wiltshire, formed the basis of two pilot gig crews in this year’s Childrens Hospice SW charity gig race. Towan Blystra Lions, Phil Bunt, Alan Oatey, Chris...

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Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Litter Picking at Trevenson Road

Thank you to Trish, John and Al for joining me on this week's litter pick. We picked up an astonishing 5-and-a-half bags of litter in under an hour and a half from Trevenson Road and Porth Way.  Al was a hero and dragged a very large box all the way to the HWRC for...

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Towan Blystra Lions go Path Clearing

On 23rd June 2022 Lion Colin Wellington took it on himself to trim back a path behind Bedowan Meadows. Overgrown nettles & brambles & other weeds were impeding the path which a lot of dog walkers & pedestrians use. Whilst working there several people...

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Towan Blystra Lions litter Pick Family Affair

Litter pick 7th June    Thanks to Lions Phil and Jill for joining me on the litter pick today. The Bunt Trio! An hour's work resulted in about two full bin bags between us. Most offending items: cigarette butts (hundreds of them) and plastic wrappers. Over the past...

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Brains of Newquay Quiz Evening 2022

Children’s Hospice benefits from runners’ quizzing prowess Children’s Hospice South West, the charity which supports families across the area through their facilities at location like Little Harbour at St Austell, are £400 better off after a team of four Newquay Road...

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