February 2016

Serving the communities of Hook, Odiham, Hartley Wintney and surrounding villages since 1987

Hook and Odiham

Lions Club

Easter Eggs!

Easter is early this year. In fact, Easter Sunday is the 27th March. Do you have your Easter Egg?

Why not win one in one of the pubs around our area that is supporting Lions by offering tickets for our Giant Easter Egg Draw?

Look out for Giant Easter Eggs in the selected local pubs in Hook, Odiham, Hartley Wintney and surrounding villages.

See the posters inside the pubs and ask at the bar. Tickets are just £1 each and all profits will go to Lions charities this year. Go on, buy one, or two or three, it’s all for a very good cause!


Sad News

Lions all enjoy being part of the largest service organisation in the world, but sometimes this is tinged with great sadness when we have had to say goodbye to one of our friends who has moved on to higher service. Reg Bicknell joined Hook and Odiham Lions in 1987 and was a ‘Charter Member’ because he joined when the Club was formed. He was extremely influential in Club activities in the early days, and it was only when he was in his 90’s that he took a more leisurely role having handed over the reins to those of us who are physically a little more able, but he will be a hard act to follow. Do you think that you may have what it takes to influence the direction of our Club by bringing new ideas to our fund raising or social activities. If so, we’d love to hear from you. Just give us a ring on the Lions ‘phone, number below, and we’ll get back to you to let you know more about Lions.



Here are the details for our Paulton’s Park visit again this year. It’s on Sunday 24th

April and your local Lions club will be providing a coach to pick up single parent families in Hartley Wintney, Odiham and Hook at between 9 and 10 am in the morning and taking them down to Paulton’s Park.

Entry is free and we will also be trying to organise a ‘get together picnic’ at lunch time if the kids will tear themselves away from the rides.

www.paultonspark.co.uk to see just how much fun and excitement there is to be had on the ‘Sky Swinger’ and the ‘Edge’ plus all the favourites like the Raging River Log Fume, the Wave Runner, The Jumping Bean, and the Cobra, and for the little ones ‘Grandpa Pig’s little Train Ride. All we ask is that each adult pay a full total of £7.50 each up front to prove they are serious about us reserving them and their children seats on the coach and Park Tickets. After that there is no more to pay.

Why do we do it? When you are on your own bringing up kids it’s really hard. There’s often not enough money to go to places that two parent families go to, but you can’t tell the kids that. And often single parents feel a little isolated ….. so, if there is whole coach load all together, then how can you not feel part of the fun. Then lunch together? Make new friends and have a day to remember.

   Pick up the phone – do it now for as a surprise your kids! The first 50 will get coach seats! …. After that? If we still have room!


Graham Botwright – Lion Phone 07817 886 002