The Lions Club of Lymington and Brockenhurst is writing to the Community to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given us over the last 30 years but regret to announce that the Club will be closing on the 31st of December.

Acting President of the Club Alex Maciotta  said “This has not been an easy decision, but the effect of Covid 19 meant that the Club’s activities had to be suspended in all areas and we had to dramatically cut back on our overheads and sell off our equipment.  Most of our members are in the increased risk age group and continue to isolate in some form, due to the ongoing restrictions.”

Over the years the Club has supported the local community, organising many events, including the Brockenhurst Carnival and Fete.

The Club estimates that it has raised some £175,000 for good causes and major beneficiaries have been: -

Basics Bank, Oakhaven, Solent Dolphin, Honeypot, Brockenhurst Gateway Club, Naomi House.

Historically the Club has also been known for organising the Lymington Carnival which has been a great success under the watchful eye of the Club organiser Ian Duncan. Ian is pleased to announce that it has been agreed in principal that The Community Centre will take responsibility for the event from July 2021 and further details will be available from The Centre in due course.

There are still three original members in the Club who have survived its “Ups and Downs “, Roger Harrison, Martin Ward and Ian Duncan

It may well be that in the future the Club will form again if there is support within the Community. Who knows what the future may hold?