Category Archives: Gifts

Donation to Wiltshire Mind

Our Secretary Sue Whyborn (on the right) presented a cheque for £150 to Beverly Harris, Manager of the Wiltshire Mind Charity shop in Melksham, in recognition of the good work they do in our community. 

Wiltshire Mind is a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services. It is a charity that relies exclusively on donations and fundraising to generate the income needed to provide their mental health services

They have helped so many people in our area, a very worthwhile cause.

They have also been supporting  Melksham Lions by donating items to us for the homeless that we continue to support in Melksham.

Another proud donation

Melksham Lions Support Local “Shed” Group


Lion President Keith Mead today presented a cheque to Sarah Morris, of the St John Ambulance, in payment for first aid courses for the    local Shed Club to enable them to continue their good work in the local community.

Lion President is pictured with (L to R) Past Lion President Jim Whyborn, Lion Treasurer Ruth Mead, Eddie Gibbs, Graham Hedges,                Ken Curtis and Pete Woodgate.

For more information on the Shed email

Trussell Trust donation 2016

Melksham Lions Support Trussell Trust

Each Christmas The Trussell Trust takes thousands of shoe boxes filled with presents to some of the poorest people in Eastern Europe.

People of all ages receive boxes, ranging from Roma people living in freezing conditions and struggling to survive,  to abandoned and orphaned children living in state care.

In what has now become an annual event for Melksham Lions, Lions Joan and Peter Dauncey took shoe boxes donated by our members to  Salisbury for distribution by the Trust.

In addition to the shoe boxes, a total of £120 was donated on behalf of the Melksham Lions club by Joan Dauncey to Richard Parsons Overseas Co-Ordinator for the Trussell Trust.

Larkrise Riding for the Disabled Group


Today Melksham Lions visited the Larkrise Community Farm at West Ashton where our President Keith Mead presented a cheque to Wendy Self, Chair of the Larkrise Riding for the Disabled Group.

Our donation is going towards their fundraising efforts to put a roof over their equine handling area.

Once completed it will allow them to provide riding lessons for the disabled throughout the year.

Donation to Melksham Christmas Lights Group


It was with great pleasure last night that Keith Mead, President of Melksham Lions, presented Alan Weymouth of the Melksham Christmas Lights Group with a cheque for £200.

The presentation was made at The Pilot at Bowerhill prior to the regular monthly meeting of Melksham Lions.

This money was part of the proceeds raised during the 2015 Father Christmas rounds.

Donation to Local Resident


Presentation John Howell

On Wednesday 13th July 2016 Past President Jim Whyborn, now Chair of our Welfare Committee, presented local resident John Howell with a cheque for £250 to help towards his much needed downstairs extension. John Howell has MND and because of this is having to convert his garage into a bedroom at a cost of around £15000.