About Accrington Lions

About Us

Accrington Lions is one of over 850 Lions Clubs in the United Kingdom, in Multiple District 105, District 105BN. Worldwide, there are 1.35 million Lions members in over 44,800 clubs in 210 different countries and geographical areas, making Lions International the largest service organisation in the world. Our Motto is "We Serve".

Accrington Lions Club was chartered in 1967 and serves the local community in various ways, including youth projects, diabetic screening and assisting families in distress. Some of what we raise goes towards sponsorship of MedicAlert, Project Sight First and other 'quality of life' enhancing projects. We hold many fund raising events, including the biennial Famous Accrington Community Carnival.

Presidents Message

"We are pleased to serve the communities in Hyndburn and support those in need, locally and internationally."

Lion Caz Moreton - Accrington Lions President

The Accrington Lions Team

Lion Caz Moreton
Lion Gary Gaynor
Vice President
Lion May Edmundson

Lion Barbara Banks, Lion Jim Bowker, Lion Gary Britland , PDG Lion Tony Clarkson. Lion Jeffrey Cleary,

Lion Martin Coates, Lion Frank Crabtree, Lion Malcolm Davison, Lion Toni Downey. Lion Karen Duffy,

Lion Jane Flegg, Lion Richard Gibson, Lion Suzzan Gilbert, Lion Philip Goodier, Lion Keith Hindle,

Lion Simon Kelly, Lion Lesley McDowell, Lion Tracy Simmonds, Lion Sara Taylor, Lion Gerry Tippling,    



The Accrington Carnival

Internationally, the Lions get involved in arranging events for the local community, and we are certainly no exception here in Accrington.

The activites we organise look to involve all of the local communities and give residents something to look forwad to, not least of which is the Famous Accrington Lions Community Carnival.

While this is a huge undertaking in itself, our members are also responsible for organising and running many other events...

What we do

  • The Accrington Community Carnival
  • Carnival Queen & Carnival Princess
  • Peace Poster (international competition)
  • Annual Childrens Halloween Party (local)
  • Five - A - Side Youth Footbal Competition
  • The Annual Boxing Event at Mercure Dunkenhalgh
  • Support for other community events

Pride of Accrington Lions 2016

This event will take place on the 5th June 2016 at 2 pm  in the Brooks Club, Infant Street, Accrington

There are two age categories - 'Under 10 Years Old' and '11 to 18 Years Old'.

Young Carer: cares for an infirmed family member on a regular basis?
Environment: promotes recycling or other environmental projects?
Disaster Relief/Public Health: has raised funds or awareness?
Community Improvement: has campaigned for improvement within their local community?
Bravery: faced an ordeal of their own or responded to the needs of others?
Caring for Others: has made a difference to the life of a child, elderly person or other vulnerable member of the community?
Musician of the Year: outstanding musical performance?
Sportsperson of the Year: outstanding sports performance?

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Lions strive to serve their community and make it a better place. We do this by putting in place projects improving quality of life locally and internationally.

For example, SightFirst provides critical eyecare, while WaterAid looks to beat poverty, both worldwide. You may have noticed spectacle bins at local opticians, which we recycle.

On a more local basis, we run a 'Message In A Bottle' scheme, which enables vulnerable people to feel safe in their homes. Stickers at key points in the home inform emergency services that such critical medical and contact information can be found in a bottle in the persons fridge.

What we do

  • SightFirst
  • WaterAid
  • Spectacle Bins
  • Youth Outreach
  • International Youth Exchange
  • Message In A Bottle
  • MedicAlert
  • HARV
  • Christmas Toy Appeal




Contact Us

Mailing Address
C/O Sparth House Hotel
Whalley Rd
Phone: 0845 833 7386 | Email: accrington.lions@yahoo.co.uk