Our Most Recent Lions Meeting

Following our most recent Lions Business Meeting the club have agreed to financially support the following requests.

Once again you lovely people of Hayling have supported our Lions Community Shop by bringing in your unwanted items for us to sell. The income from  our shop continues to help local people and causes. Below is a list of some of the recent donations we have been able to give because of your kindness:-

Up to September 2017


Books to the local schools to encourage pupils to extend their reading skills

Covering costs for a young refuges to attend a course to improve his English

Sponsoring Sailing Days for people with Learning Difficulties

Training 2 parents from Hayling United Under 7 Football Team to become coaches

Sponsoring the Good Citizenship Award at Mengham Junior School

Sponsoring the HIHS Growing Together Gardening Competition for the 5 Hayling Schools

Financial assistance for a Young Carer to continue his music lessons

Covered the Insurance for Hayling Best

Covered  the Insurance for the Businessman’s Mini Bus

Sponsored the Band at the 999 Awareness Day

Covered the cost of a shelter for the Hayling Donkey Sanctuary

Purchased a lawn mower for the Seafront Community Garden

Covered the cost of a holiday for a local lady whose husband has been struck down by a crippling disease

Covered the cost of sessions for Motiv8 which counsels young people on a variety of issues

Assisted in the cost of sending youngsters on a school Residential Trip

Covering the cost for nursery care for a local family recommended through Social Services

We contributed to the Community Centre Extension Appeal

Theatre Trip for Senior Citizens

Panto trip for local school children

Up to September 2016

Teddy Bear picnic for youngsters at Hayling Park.

Sponsorship of Annual Classic Car Rally

School Trip to Fairthorne Manor

Plants for Coastguard Community Garden on the Seafront

Contribution towards Mengham Infant School trip to Country Park

We also support families who have been referred to us by Social Services

Round Hayling Kayak Event

Cockleshell Heroes Challenge

Coastguard Community Garden

The Young Carers Group at the Hayling College

Hayling Youngstars

Orchard Close Respite Centre

Local Schools

New Kitchen for Hayling Scout Group

Hayling Island Horticultural Association Junior Section Prizes for the Children’s Section in Annual Shows

Hayling Island Community Centre

Seafront Skateboard Park

Free Party for Hayling children to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday

Sailing Therapy Day out on the water for wheelchair bound young people 

Paultons Park Lions Day Out for the Disabled

Activities for Hayling Island  Children in Summer Holidays

Hayling Best Annual Insurance

Storage Boxes for Station Theatre

Pet for a recently widowed lady for company

Clothes for children from Chernobyl on their annual trip to this country for medical treatment

Sponsorship of Band for 999 Day

Toy Sacks  & Food Hampers for Hayling Families

Mengham Christmas Tree and Lights

Contribution to the All Weather Trim Trail at Mengham Junior School

Sep 2015 to 10th Dec 2015

Provision of new Washing machine

Support Xmas Lunch at St Andrews Church                                    

Provision of new Freezer

HIADs Panto Tickets for Children on the Island

Hayling United FC Juniors New Kit and Equipment

Halloween Party for Young Carers

Blind Club                                                      

Daisy Chain

Young at Heart

Friday Lunch Club

Horticultural Society                                                                          

Supply of new carpets to Island Family

Children’s Xmas presents ( to date)

Aug-Sep 2015

During the months of August and September the Lions Club of Hayling Island have responded to 3 requests for financial assistance.  These requests fell within our constitution and the club were happy to help.

The sponsoring of a Christmas Tree to be set up in Mengham during the Christmas period.  

 A contribution to a local lady who is organising a Christmas Day Dinner and Entertainment for senior citizens living on their own on this special day of the year. The Lions contribution will pay for the food and also a picnic for the guests to take home.

A request via The Bridge Centre and Social Services to purchase of a washing machine for a gentleman who  is in dire need

Up to Aug 2015

Hayling Island Community  Centre We have donated £11,000, this meant they now have all the target funds to begin the project.

Hayling Island Businessmen Club Bus - Hayling Lions have again donated to this valuable resource for the Hayling Island Community. 

St Mary's Community Room Extension.    Lions presented a cheque for £1000 to Alan Hoad of St Mary’s Church to assist with the building of a community room at the side of the church. 

 999 Day.    The Lions Club agreed to part sponsor this public community event.

 BEST Summer Concerts on the Plaza.    The club agreed to sponsor the Insurance for this series of Summer Musical events.

 H4SG (Hayling for St George).    Now in its 4th year this very successful day is becoming part of the annual Hayling Calendar of Events. The Lions Club are pleased to provide financial support for one of the bands appearing on the day.

 Hayling Job Club.    Run voluntarily by a local lady, this club provides support to young people looking for work.

The total spent from the income generated from the Lions Shop from 2011 upto 2014 exceeded   £115,000.00.

Thanks to the generosity of Islanders (and visitors) supporting our Lions Community Shop in Elm Grove we have been able to give financial support to many local clubs, associations, schools and individuals. 

The above figure only includes LOCAL Hayling  Island requests. You will notice from the list that some of the requests are from organisations off the Island. These donations are not included in the total. It was agreed when the shop first opened all monies from the shop would stay on the Island. Any requests from Lions Nationally or Internationally is taken from our other fund raising activities.

The range is vast and below are some of the recipients we have helped over the last 2 years:


Footsteps Mother & Toddler Group  -  new toys

Hayling for St George (H4SG)  -  FOC annual event on Seafront. Lions cover cost of one of the bands who appear

Mengham & Mill Rythe Junior Schools  -  financial assistance with purchase of books for school library

Mengham Junior School  -  help with modernising school library

Holiday in specially adapted hotel for couple with vision impairment

The Hayling College  -  adapting old unused tennis courts into multi use Games Area

Hayling Island BEST-  organise music concerts throughout the summer months on the Seafront FOC. Lions cover the cost of the insurance for these events

St Patricks Mother & Toddler Group  -  new toys for children

Hampshire Police HI Rock scheme  -  covered cost of specific youngsters being given chance of attending climbing lessons

Boys Brigade  -  new group being started on Island. Cost of uniforms covered

Specially adapted wheelchair purchased for young man with severe multiple physical disabilities

Young at Heart Club  - financial assistance to cover cost of coach for summer outing 

Fire Service  -- annual round Hayling Kayak event

Mill Rythe Infant School  -  Sliding Lid cover for school playground sandpit

Hayling Cricket Club  - junior section cricket gear

Havant Youth Training Scheme  -  teach youngsters water safety

Hayling Island U3A  -  help towards historical research for book covering Hayling during World War1

Defibrillator  -  for public use. To be installed on wall of The Hayling College 

Hayling Island Horticultural Society  -  sponsor youth section in their 3 annual shows

Friends of Hayling Rescue  -  contribution towards repair cost of rescue boat

Abseil event  -  contribution towards equipment costs

Churches To-gether  -  supporting the group who provide help for Hayling families in need

Young Carers Group  -  funding to cover cost of meeting place plus an outing

Sam's Haven  -  contribution towards holiday home being purchased for children with life threatening conditions to have a family holiday

Defibrillator at Community Centre  -  contribution made towards the cost

Chenobyl Children's Visit  - purchase of clothing for the children's annual visit

Cycle Ride for LIBRA  -this organisation supports the Haematology Department of Kings College Hospital

British Red Cross -  Pamper Day

Langstone Cutters Rowing Club -  supporting purchase of additional gigs

Summer Play Scheme for local disadvantaged and vulnerable children

Sailing Therapy for people with Learning and Physical difficulties

Hayling Island Hedgehog Rescue  -  assisted in setting up a sanctuary  for hedgehogs

St Andrews Football Club  -  sponsoring of two team kits

Growing To-gether Project  -  HIHS & THC working with students to introduce them to gardening

Memorial Plaque  - inscribed with names of young men missing in action from WW1 who so far had not been  recognised on existing plaques. This is on the wall inside St Mary's Church

Christmas Tree plus lights in Mengham Shopping Precinct

H I Scout Group 

Christmas Day lunch for senior citizens living on their own

Golden Oldies joint Christmas Party with the Hayling College

H I Music Society  -purchase of seats for senior citizens

Educational visit for pupils from Mengham Infant School

St Patricks Church  -  tidying up of grave yard

Christmas presents and food hampers to local families in need

St Jeromes Project in Malawi

Purchase of all seats at local theatre for panto production. Tickets allocated via schools to local families

6 groups on the Island who cater for senior citizens had donations for their clubs Christmas meal

We have also helped many local individual families when requested to by social workers or health visitors