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In his final focus on community groups, Tim Havenith tells us all about the Calne Lions and their invaluable work within our community.

lions2Calne Lions are part of the largest service organisation in the world ‘The Association of Lions Clubs International’.

We are a friendly organisation and enjoy a good social life as well as an active life in the service of others who have a greater need than ourselves. We are ordinary people doing amazing things, and our motto is “We Serve”.


We usually meet 8pm at The Bremhill View Social Club on the first Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining us, one of our Membership Team will be more than happy to tell you more about becoming a Lion.

What we raise funds for

Calne Lions help our local community in a number of different ways with all money collected going directly to good causes. Not one penny is spent on administration as our running costs are funded by members.

Some examples of good causes we have donated money towards recently are our local doctors’ surgeries, Calne Arts and Music Festival and Blood Bikes.

How we raise funds

We fundraise in a variety of ways: -

We have our very popular ‘Tuck Inn’ burger van, selling delicious bacon sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, as well as serving cake and a range of hot and cold drinks. If you have a community event that you would like us to cater for please get in touch.

We do our famous Santa collection every December where you can hear us coming down your street collecting, bringing a smile to the young and old in Calne.

Every May the river in Calne becomes awash with over 3,500 bath ducks as part of our annual Duck Race.

 We are here to Help

To get in touch for support, to become a member or to enquire about using our burger van at your community event, please use the contact form on our website ( or message us at Calne Lions on Facebook.