Lions Charity Night

Ponteland Lions Charity Night

Ponteland Lions are having a Charity meal in aid of Mental Health Charities on Monday 6th April 2020 at 7pm at Ponteland Golf Club. For more information see the menu.


Mobile Diabetes Unit

The Silver Star mobile Diabetes test unit visit Ponteland on Saturday 14th September. Over 50 people were screened to see if they were at risk from developing the health condition. If anyone is at risk then they are referred to their local GP.

Lions President Phil helping with Silver Star Diabetes Unit
People waiting to see Doctor in Diabetes testing van
The mobile testing unit.

Service Awards

Past District Governor David Wheeler presented John Harvey, Nick Jackson, Jim Robertson and Andy Anderson with Melvin Jones awards in recognition of there service to Lions and the public.

Defibrillator in Merton Way

Ponteland Lions have had a Defibrillator installed on the wall of the Ponteland Social club. We would like to thank the Social Club for their help and Northumberland CC for a grant. Ponteland Town Council also supported us. If you need to use the defibrillator please phone 999 and they will give you the code to open it and support you during its use. We intend to install two more in Ponteland. The next one will be at the Co-op in Broadway. The Co-op is actively support us in raising the money for this unit.

Mayor Alan Varley and Lions President Geoff Lisle admire defibrillator

Lion Yomi Collects Unwanted Spectacles



What do you do with your redundant spectacles?

Instead of pushing them to the back of a drawer, get them out and take them to the local opticians, HB Opticians on Broadway or Stevens on Main Street. They are then collected by local Lion Yomi Sobo, cases thrown away, then packed up and sent to Chichester Lions Club to be processed by local volunteers and recycled for use in Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Quite a sophisticated operation depending on help from various carriers and expert volunteers! Lion Yomi has been involved for the last twenty years in these collections and they need you to leave your unwanted specs at the opticians mentioned. Prisoners at Frankland Gaol in Durham used a machine to grade the lenses in spectacles, the first stage of recycling. A few Ponteland Lions visited some years ago. It was distinctly strange watching a murderer measure the lenses and then assign them to their allotted boxes!

Red Cross Open Garden Day


Ponteland Lions helped Clare Stephenson organise an Open Day at Eland Green Farm to allow people to view the lovely garden. All the proceeds were given to the British Red Cross. Over 250 people visit the gardens and many enjoyed a scone and tea served by the Lions. There was a small bookstall and Cowell’s Garden Centre donated a dozen plants for sale. Out thanks to the young tennis players for their exhibition match.