Our longstanding member, Lion Tony Parris, was presented with an award by Burgess Hill Town Council at its recent Council meeting in recognition of his 30 years of service to the community.

Please see details here.

Serving the community

If you are new to Lionism, through these pages you will be able to find out about the work of the international organisation of Lions and our Lions Club in particular.

You may have come to this website after visiting our very popular Book Den: see details here about this and the opening of our new Book Den on 1st July 2017.

If you are a Lion, and perhaps planning to visit our area, we hope that the information on our website will encourage you to visit us.

The International Association of Lions Clubs was founded in America in 1917. So 2017 was the Centenary of Lions Clubs International and all Lions Clubs put on events to celebrate this centenary - see our Club's event here.

Now, with 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs in 208 countries worldwide, it is the world's largest and most active Service Club Organisation.

The Lions motto is "WE SERVE" and its mission statement reads "To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international co-operation".

Our aim is to help the less fortunate in our society with our activities concentrating on the needs of the local community. We raise money for local, national and international projects and participate in service activities to all age groups. In addition to assisting others, we organise various social events for our members and have fun.

LCIF is the Lions Club International Foundation, the official charitable Foundation of Lions Clubs International, and brings help, hope and healing to the world. Grant funding is awarded to Lions districts worldwide for large-scale humanitarian projects that address community needs.

The Foundation's mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving their local communities and the world community as they carry out essential humanitarian service projects. Through LCIF, Lions tackle global problems such as blindness and hearing loss and respond to major catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods. Currently they are supporting communities in Australia, New Zealand and Japan following their recent disasters.

Burgess Hill District Lions Club is part of the Multiple District 105 that covers Great Britain and all of Ireland. We are one of over 80 clubs in the South East of England that make up District 105SE.

We celebrated our 65th Year in 2015! Click here to read more about this. One of our most distinguished members, David Saunders, was awarded the MBE for his services to charity in the 2007 New Year Honours List and was visited by the Lions International President Wing Kun Tam in March 2012 to give him the International President's Award for 60 years of Service to Lionism.

Click here for a breakdown of our recent Welfare Expenditure

Have you some time to spare?

Please join the Friends of Lions and help us with some of our projects:

Community Service


or maybe join us for a social evening!

Any help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity! For more information, telephone 0345 8332706, email information@bhdlions.org.uk or use the Contact Us page.

Burgess Hill District Lions Club (CIO) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity number 1189526. The club is also (for a transitional period) associated with the registered Charity Trust number 1010082.