APRIL 2018

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


Hook and Odiham Lions Club (CI0) Registered Charity Number 1176812

Thank you to all, sellers and buyers,  who contributed to our Easter Egg Raffle.

The following are the Pubs and other places who took our eggs        

A BIG thankyou to all the venues who took our Easter eggs and sold raffle tickets. They were The Barley Mow, Winchfield, The Bell Odiham, The Coach and Horses Rotherwick,  The Cricketers Hartley Wintney, The Crooked Billet Hook, The Fox and Goose Greywell, The Poacher South Warnborough, The Shack Cafe Hook, Trees Newsagents Hook.

We collected a grand total of £605 . Thank you VERY MUCH to everyone who made this possible.


Litter picking

        Hook and Odiham Lions on a litter pick on  Saturday 20 April in Hook. These are just a few of the bags we collected in 1 1/2 hours. We were able to put some of the rubbish in to litter bins as no one seems to use them! In the background is another benefit brought to Hook by Lions. The De- Fibrillator at the shopping centre..        



Hook and Odiham Lions Club (CI0) is just one of over 46,000 clubs around the world who serve their communities and the wider world. The organisation was founded by Melvin Jones  in 1917 and for the past year Lions have been celebrating our Centenary.

The Countess of Wessex G.C.V.O. as Patron of Lions Clubs of the British Isles held a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 28th February to celebrate a ‘Century of Service’. HRH has been its Patron since 2004.

I joined in the 100th Birthday celebrations with hundreds of volunteers who came together with the organisations’ partners for this special occasion. Lion Phil Nathan MBE, Chair of the Centenary Celebrations for Lions Clubs of the British Isles said “let me begin by saying that during our 1st Century of service, Lions Clubs have touched millions of lives of people that needed us. 100 years of service to the community is a remarkable achievement, made possible by the selfless actions of many thousands of individual men and women, each of whom has sought to make ‘their’ community a better place. As we enter our 2nd Century, the cry for help from those in need will most certainly become louder and we as volunteers are ready to show as Lions, We Care”.

I thank the club for allowing me to take part in this very special occasion

On a more local level we celebrated the club’s 31st Birthday with a celebratory meal organised by Lion Graham and his wife Janice. It was an excellent evening and we thank them very much for organising this.

The club has also recently gained Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status and details of our organisation can be found on the Charity Commission website.

We continue with our plans for our future events especially The Hook Village Show.

 Easter Sunday saw the culmination of our Easter Egg Raffle.

WHERE THERE’S A NEED THERE’S A LION

This is our proud boast and we really do want to be able to help people in our local community. Please contact us if you, or someone you know, needs a little help. We may be able to help on a practical level or if the job is beyond us we could find someone who could do it and probably help with the expense. Just talk to us! Sometimes just talking can make a problem seem so much less significant. We are here to help.

If you would like help or would like to be one of us then please look at our website, use the Lion phone or contact myself. We look forward to hearing from you!