10th Braintree Beer Festival – 1 week to go!

It is now only a week until the 10th Braintree Real Ale Festival. As this is our 10th year we have set the theme of the Festival as The Only Way Is Essex Beer. We have successfully sourced all our beer and cider from Essex brewers.  This year we have also added Essex wine to […]

10th Braintree Real Ale Festival is coming!

It is less than 2 months to the 10th Braintree Real Ale Festival. This is a joint event between Braintree Lions and North-West Essex branch of CAMRA. The Braintree Real Ale Festival was set-up with two aims. 1. To raise money for local charities. 2. To promote Essex breweries. After 10 years we are pleased […]

Keeping Rayne School Safe

At a recent meeting the Lions Club of Braintree were asked if they could provide Rayne Primary School with a number of Hi-vis Jackets for their pupils. We were very pleased that today we received this email: Hi Stan, A large box arrived yesterday with some excellent Hi-Vis jackets in! (just in time for some […]

Food Bank Presentation

Whilst we were very pleased to present the actual cheque to Braintree Food Bank at the end of January. At the regular Braintree Lions club meeting last week we were able to present a large photo cheque. The photograph show Club President John Hedges presenting the cheque.

Lions Help the Braintree Food Bank

Braintree Lions Club are very pleased to have donated a £750 Tesco voucher to the Braintree Food Bank. This organisation provides a vital service to so many people in Braintree.

1800 Pairs of Glasses

As part of Braintree Lions on going commitment to recycle old spectacles to help others, Lions are also known as ‘Knights of the Blind’, we are really pleased to have sent another 1800 pairs to Lions Clubs in Midhurst and Chichester. We have now recycled so many pairs even we have lost count. If you […]

Urgent Appeal to Help the Homeless

URGENT APPEAL The weather is now starting to get very cold. We have been approached by New Directions. This local charity provides help to the homeless people of Braintree. They do not have enough accommodation for all the people that visit them and are having to turn people away. So they are appealing for sleeping […]

Happy Christmas

The Lions Club of Braintree would like to wish the people, and especially the children, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Over the last 3 weeks we have been out and about with Father Christmas and his sleigh. During this time we collected a superb total of £4395.36. This money will be […]

11th Day of Christmas

On the eleventh day of Christmas 2013, Father Christmas visited Marks Farm Tesco. We were pleased to collect a total of £133.77. Special thanks to Tesco for allowing us to park the sleigh outside their store and of course the people of Marks Farm and Kings Park who generously donated. All the proceeds from the […]

10th Day of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas 2013, Father Christmas visited the children of White Courts. We were able to collect a total of £483.62. Thanks to all that came out to see us and to generously donate. All the proceeds from the evening will be used to support local charities.