Henley Royal Regatta Charity Car Park

Once again this year Henley Lions Club will be running our charity car park over the revised days of Henley Royal Regatta 2021. As has been the case for many years we will be setting up on the grass verge along the Fair Mile. The daily charge will be £10.00 every penny of which will go to into our charity funds.


Lions Painting Competition Results Announced

Congratulations to all those youngsters who entered our Henley Lions Painting Competition especially to our 1st Prize Winner, Maisie Osborne. Thank you to Michaela of the Henley Herald for such an excellent report.


Painting Competition for the Under 10s

Henley Lions have a new painting competition for those children who are under 10 years old. The competition, entitled “Picture from My Window” is open to all those children who have not yet reached their 10th birthday on the closing date which is 28 March 2021. The painting, A4 size, should be accompanied by a completed entry form. Note that the closing date has been extended to 28 March 2021


Santa’s Sleigh 2020

Thank you so much to everyone in our community here in Henley and Shiplake for making Santa’s Sleigh such a huge success. As late as the beginning of December we weren’t sure if we would even be allowed to take Santa and his sleigh out on to the streets. Once we were given permission we worked tirelessly to make it happen. Our team, led by Lion Pam Phillips, pulled together and with the help of countless volunteers took Santa on his travels around the town for nine nights. The generosity of the people of Henley was amazing and, in the end we raised in excess of £5,000 for local charities. Santa had a great time and was thrilled to see so many children come out to greet him. All in all, it turned out to be a huge success and one that Santa will be talking about for many months to come.


Lions Nature Watch Photo Competition Winners

This morning Lion Ian Forster and Lion Dave Murray did the prize giving for the two First Prize winners of the Lions Nature Watch Photo Competition.  First prize in the Wild Flower Category went to Elysia Chilvers for her beautiful photo of a dandelion clock. Elysia, now aged 10, was presented with her prize of a Canon IXUS 185 digital camera by Lion Ian. Ian organised the competition and was the head judge. Along with the camera Elysia was given a certificate and an A4 size print of her winning photo. In order to keep to the “social distancing” guidelines Lion Ian employed his long pond net to pass the prize over to Elysia. First prize in the Wildlife Category went to Alex Glen for his stunning photo of a bee on an allium flower. Alex, age 4, took the photo in his back garden using his mum’s mobile phone. He too was awarded a Canon IXUS 185 digital camera, a certificate and an A4 print of his winning photo. Lion Ian commented on the exceptional quality of the winning photos and the overall high standard set by all of the photos that were entered into the competition.  

Dandelion Clock by Elysia Chilvers
Bee on Allium by Alex Glen
Lion Ian Forster presenting the First Prize to Elysia Chilvers
Wild Flower First Prize Winner Elysia Chilvers
Wildlife First Prize Winner Alex Glen