JULY

Work started on clearing the ground, cutting out the turf and removing 33 paving stones at the front of Baycroft School in Stubbington to prepare for the creation of a Sensory Garden.    Area to be used for the Sensory GardenAUGUST 2011 037

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To assist us Lion President Reg recruited four young sailors from HMS Nelson who had volunteered for community work.   

We also had turf cutters and other equipment donated by EMF Plant Hire.           

Our grateful thanks to them and the Navy!                          

Digging out the shrubsHere comes the Navy!    Sailors arriving with wheelbarrows.       

  

Charlie trying to work the Turf CutterWork begins on the Sensory Garden                      

The Navy Lark!    Lunch provided by the School Headteacher was well received

Lunch time at Baycroft 

*Now scroll down and take a look at NOVEMBER 

to see how the Garden is progressing" 

AUGUST

We supported the Broadlaw Community Space by taking part in their Wild West Summer Fair.    We provided two sideshows, a Cowboy six gun game and a Football Target Game.    We did'nt make much money but we had a great time and our new friends at Broadlaw were very appreciative.

Linvoy Primus, Pompey footballer opened the Show 

 Linvoy Primus, the Pompey Footballer officially opened the Show

Aiming to make some money for charityAlison and Vicky ready to take on all comers.                         

                         Alison and Vicky 'aiming' to make some money for charity

Nelson and Peter ready for action 

Lions Nelson and Peter with our new Football Target Game 

 

Mike, Vicky and Reg with the Mayor & Mayoress Trevor and Ruth Cartwright 

Cllr Trevor Cartwright and his wife, Ruth, Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham visiting our Sideshow.   In the pic: Mike, Vicky and Reg.

Stubbington Fayre and Donkey Derby

donkey racing

 

 .Stubbington Fayre  tiny tot Gymnastics

"Little treasures trying out  the gymnastics inflatable....
and 'Treasure Gymnastics Team' showing how it should really be done!

 

Stubbington Fayre      Gymnastics

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"Trigger" the Train driven by (You've guessed it!)  Roy Rogers!

Trigger will be leading the Lions contingent in this years City of London Lord Mayors Show

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Suzanne from Broadlaw Community lends a helping hand

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It was a hot day but Marc was a cool guy!

Display Dog ELLIE "Ellie"

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THE SOLENT DOG DISPLAY TEAM

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Display Dog ASH

"Ash" 

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Lion Doreen of the Fareham Lions Club at THE 'LOST CHILD TENT' Complete with child friendly dog "Queenie"

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LOCKS HEATH SILHOUETTE MAJORETTES

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MINIS ON PARADE

Part of the Classic Car Display

Display Dog ZELLA 

We think that Zella's expression says it all!    This was a great day out.    One of the best we've ever had!

 

                              SEPTEMBER                                      

The official visit of our new Distrct Governor, Lion Ron Twining

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A real highlight of his visit was the induction of THREE new members for our Club.    Welcome to Lions Donna Chant, Alison Sales and Marc Eland

 

DG Ron Twining with 3 new Crofton Lions  Sept 2011 

Senior Citizens Party

Craig & Amy with the Mayor & Mayoress of Fareham

Unofficial Greeters Amy and Craig, the children of two of our Lions

A cheque for the Mayors CharityPresident with Trevor & Ruth Cartwright 

 It was a pleasure for our Club to be able to use this occasion to contribute to the Mayors Charities

Cascade Harmony Chorus

 A major attraction in the entertainment for our party were "Cascades", The South Downs Ladies Harmony Chorus.  We have had a great deal of very favourable 'feedback'!

OCTOBER

We were able to get a large quantity of Crocus and Daffodil bulbs from the Parks Department of Fareham Borough Council so, with Helen Deakins challenge in mind, we started to "Make the world a better place"!

On Day 1 we involved children from Crofton Hammond Infants School planting bulbs around the 'Badger Seat and the trees along the footpath leading to Crofton Hammond School Crofton Hammond Infants and Crofton Lions ready to start planting on Day 1 

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Crofton Lions 'putting their backs into the task'!

 

Later in the week we invited children from the Crofton Anne Dale Infants School 'Nature Club'to join us in the Park to start planting doffodils around the childrens play area in the Stubbington Recreation Ground.
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But first the Lions had to do a great deal of digging to prepare the ground for the children to work on.

Planting Daffodils ready for Spring  Oct 2011 

200 Bulbs were planted.  Another 400 still to go and the ground is "roick-hard"!

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The Team from Crofton Anne Dale Infants School with some of the Lions and Parents.

 

 

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On Thursday 13th October Cllr Trevor Cartwright MBE and his wife Ruth, the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, came to the Optical & Hearing Centre in Stubbington to take part in a Blind Walk.   

First the Mayor was subjected to an Eye Health Test 

 

WSD  Eye TestThe Mayors Eye Test

 before setting out on his "Blind" journey of discovery!

 

 

 

WSD   Mayor sets out    World Sight Day 13 October 2011 008 Mayor & Charlie 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor sets out with Lion Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

Our Supporters also got involved.   

World Sight Day 13 October 2011 009  Mayor & Nicky 2Nikki taking the First Citizen on a tour of the Shops

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 From L to R:  The Mayoress Ruth Cartwright, The Mayor of Fareham,  Lion President Reg, Vice President Vicky and #1 Supporter,Nikki, and in the foreground...unofficial "Guide Dog" Queenie!

 

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Eating blind is not easy!World Sight Day 13 October 2011 017

Eating Blind is not as easy as you might think!

 

At each location around the route followed by the Mayor was a sign explaining our project and a Lion to provide more information.    Lion Nelson at his post outside the Opticians.                                             

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See our page "World Sight Day" in the Events section of this website.

 NOVEMBER

The Baycroft School Sensory Garden is progressing well.  Compare with the above Photos in July

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........MORE TO COME SHORTLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2011

Crofton Lions were represented at three seperate services...At the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, at the Stubbington War Memorial, and (pictured below) the President attended the Civic Event in Fareham at the invitation of the Mayor 

23 December 2011 006War Memorial and Poppies Fareham  CNV00049Lion President on Remembrance Sunday 2011                            

 

DECEMBER

Our Christmas activities were very successful in every way.    We recruited some very attractive supporters, held a superb Carol Service in co-operation with the local traders, the schools, churches and other organisations.    We were supported by the Salvation Army Band and the Hampshire Police Choir!

Then, to top it all, we collected more money than ever before!

 

Santa Sleigh with Jackie andNicky  9 Dec 2011 

 

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The local Traders supplied all the funds to decorate the Village Green and a 25' Christmas Tree

 

 

 

Santa and friend at St.John the Baptist School

Santa at St John School 

Santa was on call throughout December visiting Schools and touring the streets of Crofton 

 

JANUARY 2012

What a busy start we had to the New Year!    And thanks to the people of the Crofton area for their magnificent generosity 2012 is going to be a very productive year!   

 AT THE START OF HIS YEAR OUR INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT CHALLENGED LIONS CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD TO PLANT ONE MILLION TREES !

 

So,we started in January by planting 60 Trees (one for each year of the Queen's reign).     

hands with young tree 

CROFTON LIONS WERE GIVEN 120 TREES BY THE WOODLAND TRUST.

WE PLANTED SIXTY AT BAYCROFT SCHOOL, STUBBINGTON AND SIXTY IN SEAFIELD "JUBILEE" PARK, HILLHEAD

(WE CHOSE GROUPS OF SIXTY TO COMMEMORATE EVERY YEAR OF THE QUEEN'S REIGN.    IN ADDITION WE HAVE PLANTED MATURE ROWAN TREES IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE LOCAL RECREATION GROUND) 

 

Planting Team at Baycroft School
Baycroft School planting project TREE PLAQUE Baycroft Planting

Working with young pupils at Baycroft Special School

 

SEAFIELD PARK USED TO BE THE SITE OF A NAVAL TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT SO WE INVITED THE SEA CADETS FROM TRAINING SHIP "TORMENTOR" TO ASSIST WITH THE PLANTING IN THAT LOCATION

Sea Cadet Emblem TS Tormentor 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANTING TREES AT SEAFIELD PARK  FEB 2012

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Junior Cadets Frankie Feltham, Keiron Marriott and Amy Hook, Cadets Josh Latus, Lucas Feltham, Georgina Thurgood and Sasha Jones, Ordinary Cadets Francesca Thurgood and Oliver Latus together with Leading Cadet Rebecca Leach (One of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets) were a tremendous asset.    Seen here with Lions Charlie Read, Nelson Sclater and Mike Shipley, part of the Tree Planting Team at Seafield Park.

 FEBRUARY

CROFTON LIONS CLUB CELEBRATED OUR 11th CHARTER ANNIVERSARY WITH A TRI-SERVICE THEME AT THE LOCAL GOLF CLUB

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TRI SERVICE ON PARADE

OUR GUESTS INCLUDED THE MAYOR & MAYORESS OF FAREHAM, CLLR TREVOR CARTWRIGHT MBE & MRS RUTH CARTWRIGHT TOGETHER WITH SUZANNE CLIFTON AND CAROLINE BALL OF THE BROADLAW COMMUNITY SPACE.

 

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Lion President Reg introducing Francesca Thurgood, the winner of our Poetry Competition
 Crofton Charter Mayor & Suzanne FEB 2012

                                                                      Our special guests pictured here with Suzanne and Jane, two of the ladies es from the Broadlaw Community                                               

 

                                                                                                

Crofton Charter with Mayor FEB 2012Lion President Reg with our special guests,

                                                                                                                 Cllr Trevor Cartwright and Mrs Ruth Cartwright,,

                                                                                                          the Mayor & Mayoress of Fareham 

  MARCH

Into March, and we are once again into fundraising mode!  

Our Giant chocolate Easter Eggs and Rabbits were everywhere!

Over 460.00 was raised for Charity

APRIL

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St.Georges Day celebrations are the main feature of this month.  Please visit our Events Section to see how successful we were this year

 

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Hampshire Garland Morris Dancers   This all women side are superb!

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Lion Donna and son, Craig, on one of the Crofton Lions fundraising stalls

 

 

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 The South Downs Ladies Harmony Chorus were a great attraction.

MAY

We have been able to provide our local surgery, the Stubbington Medical

 

 

Practice with an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Unit.    Costing around 1300 it will enable nurses at the practice to double the number of patients they are able to work with checking potential heart and blood pressure related conditions.

ABP Presentation 3

                                    JUNE                                       Service of Thanksgiving

The service, organised by 'Churches Together', was held on the Village Green in Stubbington on Sunday 3rd June 2012 preceeding....

Scouts including Freddie, son of Lion Vicky StablerVillagers at the ServiceRev Kate MacFarlane leading the Service of Thanksgiving 

 

.....Our BIG JUBILEE "PARTY IN THE PARK"

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Go to /events/partyinthepark.html 

for full details and many more photos

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Diamond Volunteers

Service of Thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral

This very special event was arranged by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP to which were invited any residents of the county who had served as volunteers throughout the Queen's reign.    Our Club President for 2011-2012, Lion Reg Norton, has been a volunteer in five organisations for 62 years.    Reg and Doreen Norton were invited to attend and were introduced to Prince Edward, HRH The Earl of Wessex.

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  Inspiring Music was provided during the afternoon from the Choir of Winchester Cathedral, The Hampshire Youth Band and the Band and Bugles of 'The Rifles' 

PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY

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