BHDLC is pleased to announce that the Book Den in Burgess Hill is now open again and will continue to be open from Wednesdays to Saturdays until further notice.

Please see details here.

Coronavirus Crisis

Burgess Hill District Lions who recently celebrated their 65th anniversary have voted unanimously to match the £10,000 that Burgess Hill Town Council announced at the end of March they had put into a Covid-19 Emergency Fund. This fund has been set up to assist local groups reacting to the effects of the pandemic on the local community at this time of need. Burgess Hill District Lions are pleased to do this for our local community from monies raised by the sale of books in the Book Den in Church Walk.

Lion Chris Thomas-Atkin, the Club Treasurer said ”The Lions are pleased to go into partnership with the Town Council on this initiative as part of our ongoing support for our local residents. These are extraordinary times and the scenario we face calls for unparalleled responses, and the Lions are keen to provide this additional support to those in particular need in our local communities at this most worrying of times.”

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 last year was the Centenary of Lions Clubs International and all Lions Clubs put on events to celebrate this centenary - see our Club's 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.

This is now our 65th Year! 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 0845 8332706, email or use the Contact Us page.