Haywards Heath Lions Club
Raising money for charitable causes around Haywards Heath & helping Mid Sussex residents since 1962
Volunteer Or Donate
Haywards Heath Lions Club are a Charity. This means we rely on volunteers just like you to help make our events possible.
We’re always looking for nice people (like you!) who can give even a little bit of time or lend us their expertise. If you think you may be able to assist us, then we’d really appreciate it if you got in touch.
Our News Page is a hub of information for people that follow what Haywards Heath Lions Club is achieving for good causes.
Want to read reports and write ups about what we’ve been up to recently and of course we include information about how we’ve put the money raised to good use. If you just want to see the photos, follow this link to open our Gallery Page.
The HHLC Bookstall has moved online! Follow this link to browse our current catalogue of books and titles.
Donations for your book can be as small as £1 – You can order safely online and have your new book delivered quickly. Your continue support of our bookstall really will make a difference to the support we can give others.
Charity Is Worth Supporting
What do we do and why do we do it?
Haywards Heath Lions Club support a number of carefully chosen charities and projects local to Haywards Heath and across the Mid Sussex area.
We also support the Lions Clubs International group to work with larger UK charity projects and the Lions Clubs International Foundation to assist with large international projects as well as any word-wide emergency appeals.
Lions Clubs worldwide are non-political
Worldwide, Lions Clubs are recognized for their service to the blind and visually impaired.
This service began when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” during the 1925 Lions Club International Convention.
It’s a service to others
Today, Lions extend their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts, as well as through their international SightFirst Program and Lions World Sight Day, a global partnership of United Nations agencies, eye care and philanthropic organizations and health professionals, held the second Thursday of each October to increase awareness of the need to eradicate blindness. Lions also collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries year-round and especially during May, which is Lions Recycle for Sight Month.
In addition, Lions make a strong commitment to young people through youth outreach programs. Lions also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs and, through their foundation, provide disaster relief around the world.
Based on a recent report of Lions clubs worldwide, it is estimated that each Lions club donates approximately £5,000 to charitable causes, totaling £220 million worldwide. Each year Lions club members volunteer approximately 76 million hours, which is equivalent to 36,500 people working full time for a year.
Haywards Heath Lions Club Is A Voluntary Service Organisation
The Haywards Heath club was chartered in 1962 and is part of Lions International, the largest service organisation in the world.
Our club is open to everybody who wants to help make a positive difference. Currently we have we have both male and female members from all walks of life – our common thread is that we are caring individuals giving some of our spare free time, enjoying what we are doing in the company of like-minded friends.
The area covered by the club stretches beyond the town of Haywards Heath into the villages of Cuckfield, Lindfield, Ardingly, Horsted Keynes and Scaynes Hill. You will find our members in most of them.
The club is always on the lookout for new members, people who are willing to lend a hand so that commitments can be met and, where possible, extended.
Being a member may be looked upon as a constructive form of relaxation. Working together on fund-raising and community projects can be very rewarding and, in addition, members and their families enjoy many social occasions throughout the year. There is absolutely nothing secret about membership.
Strength in Numbers!
Since Lions clubs were introduced to Britain in 1950 they have grown to more than 900 clubs in Britain and Ireland with a membership of around 21,000.
Members of Lions Clubs are dedicated to improving the quality of life for many people less fortunate than themselves – whether it be in their own local communities or in other parts of the world.
When & Where do we meet?
The club meets twice a month. The first of these meetings is held at The Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath on the first Monday of each month at 8pm and covers the more formal club matters & members can have their say about what the Club is doing.
The second meeting, on the third Monday of the month, is a social evening which sometimes involves a meal, sometimes with a guest speaker or a visit to an interesting venue.
Find Us On Facebook
We run an active community page on Facebook, which makes it really easy for both our members and the general public to stay up to date with all the good work the Haywards Heath Lions Club have done.
Our Facebook page includes photos of our volunteer team, photos from the fun events we organised and also interviews with the people who have seen a positive change in their lives as a direct result of your charitable donations.
Want to know more about Haywards Heath Lions Club: when we formed, how we’ve grown and what our greatest successes have been?
Follow the link below for an introduction to all of the Trustees of Haywards Heath Lions Club and the skills each of them contribute to the club