Dingley’s Promise Presentation

Dingley’s Promise in Reading is a centre that provides life changing support to families ¬†with children under 5 who have additional needs and disabilities. Specialist care and learning is provided through play, family support and training and advice to mainstream settings.
Henley Lions Club is delighted to have been able to respond to a recent request for a donation and support and as the result of discussions and visits were able to buy two pieces of wooden specialist play equipment for children at the centre. It was decided to present the cheque when Lions Club members could enjoy seeing children play very happily on their new equipment and we were not disappointed! The smiles on the faces of the children said it all. It was a most enjoyable and rewarding time for everyone
concerned. A big thank you to Dingley’s Promise staff for enabling this happy occasion and making Henley Lions welcome.


Swimarathon 2018

The Henley Lions Club annual Swimarathon, held on 24 March 2018, proved hugely successful raising nearly ¬£6,000 for local charities. One hundred thirty swimmers in twenty three teams from nine separate organisations took part. Teams ranged in size from 4 to 7 swimmers with adults as well as youngsters taking part. Five local schools plus the 1st Henley Brownies, Henley Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets and members of MENCAP swam for 40 minutes completing as many lengths of the 25 meter pool as possible. A team from Gillotts calling themselves the Dicey Dolphins achieved 103 lengths in the time allotted. The funds raised are split 50/50 between the teams’ charities and the Lions charities though the 1st Henley Brownies are donating all of their sponsorship to Lions charities. Each of the organisations taking part were presented with a special trophy in recognition of the centenary of Lions Clubs International.