A warm welcome from the Lions

Santa’s Sleigh

We are proud to have served Malton, Norton and District since 1963. Lions meet the needs of local communities around the world. Our 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs who perform community service in over 200 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief

New Club President for 2016/17 Lion Ian here with wife Dr. Louise Dewhurst

New Club President for 2016/17 Lion Ian here with wife Dr. Louise Dewhurst

The 54th President of Malton, Norton and District Lions Club is Ian Dewhurst who comes to the role for a second time having been President in 2008/9. A Lancastrian (for which we will forgive him!) Ian and wife Louise moved to the Malton area in 1994. He works in Mammalian Toxicology at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the HSE in York performing safety assessments for chemicals, and is a regular traveller into Europe and beyond.

IanIan and his wife Louise are avid pub quiz participants and have formed for many years one half of the Malton Lions all conquering quiz team when Lions Clubs in North Yorkshire compete for the Zone Quiz Cup – which we have won for many of the last ten years! Ian has been a member of Lions for 13 years during which time he has been Club Secretary and worked on many of the fund raising projects for which we are well known in the area.

Lion Ian has a full programme of activities planned for the year ahead to help us raise funds for good causes close to home and further afield. If you would like to join us you are most welcome – just ask any Lion. WE SERVE.

People become Lions for many and varied reasons. For some it is the wish to put something back in to their community, for others it’s the desire to make a difference. Whatever your motivation for wanting to join Lions we would love to hear from you. There is no minimum time commitment required from members, but we all try our best to work our commitment to Lions around the demands of our family and work lives.

The events we run are many and varied. Our key fund raisers are the annual golf event at Sandburn and our Santa’s Sleigh which tours Malton, Norton and the surrounding villages during December. In addition our summer lunch has traditionally raised money for a nominated charity – for the last two years this has been the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Santa and his many elves

Santa and his many elves

We deliver Fish and Chips at a subsidised price to people with serious mobility issues between October and April each year. We take Ryedale Special Families on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in October, travelling to Whitby and providing picnic boxes, ice cream and entertainment in our private carriage during the journey. We take up to 200 senior citizens by coach each year to The Milton Rooms where we feed them and entertain them with bingo and music hall style entertainment. And we consider individual requests for assistance based on their merits – our resources are limited so we can only support some of those who are referred to us.

But it isn’t always about giving. When Malton and Norton was hit by severe floods in 2000 we received donations from Lions Clubs around the UK and from Lions Internationally – the money going in to the appeal fund managed by the two towns to benefit those worst affected.

We meet at The Yard, 11 Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LP on the 4th Thursday of every month except June and December. The Yard is a popular traditional pub in Malton with modern twists, that serves a good choice of home-made British dishes.

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Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”

Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 12,000 grants totaling more than US$900 million, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.

We give sight. LCIF is providing vision for those in need all over the world by combating eye diseases, creating infrastructure to improve eye care delivery, increasing the number of trained eye care professionals and making vision care more equitable and sustainable.

We support youth. All young people deserve to have an education, feel cared for and experience healthy development so they can have the chance to achieve their dreams. Through our positive youth development program, Lions Quest, LCIF is helping children learn to work together, make positive decisions and serve their communities. The Foundation also supports youth through constructing schools, youth centers and vocational training centers.

We provide disaster relief. Lions are often some of the first to arrive at a disaster to provide relief, and Foundation support is right there with them. We help devastated communities survive after disasters and bring hope by assisting in long-term efforts of rebuilding of homes and lives.

We address humanitarian needs. From working to combat global health issues such as measles and diabetes to empowering those with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects. The Foundation continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.

Club Who’s Who 2016-2017

President: Lion Ian Dewhurst
Secretary: Lion Richard Lukey
Treasurer: Lion Mike Wingrove
Registered Charity No. 260406

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5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Wentworth Stree...
Santa’s Sleigh – Wentworth Stree...
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wentworth Street, Horsemarket Road, The Mount, Middlecave Road & all roads to Castle Howard Road
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Station Way, We...
Santa’s Sleigh – Station Way, We...
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Station Way, Welham Road, St. Nicholas Street, Sutton Street, St. Peter’s Street & Crescent plus Langton Road up to St. Peter’s Church
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Hovingham, Fryt...
Santa’s Sleigh – Hovingham, Fryt...
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hovingham, Fryton, Sligsby, Barton le Street & Appleton le Street
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Furlongs Avenue...
Santa’s Sleigh – Furlongs Avenue...
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Furlongs Avenue, Beverley Road, Dean Road, Howe Road, Eastfield Road, Mill Street, Commercial Street & Parliament Street
10:00 am Santa’s Grotto – Whole Hogg Farm...
Santa’s Grotto – Whole Hogg Farm...
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Santa will be in his Grotto at the Whole Hogg Farm Shop on the A169 Pickering road at Howe Bridge from 10 till 3
4:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh- Furlongs Avenue,...
Santa’s Sleigh- Furlongs Avenue,...
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Furlongs Avenue, Beverley Road, Dean Road, Howe Road, Eastfield Road, Mill Street, Commercial Street & Parliament Street
3:30 pm Santa’s Sleigh – North Grimston,...
Santa’s Sleigh – North Grimston,...
Dec 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
North Grimston, Wharram le Street, Duggleby & Wolds villages to Weaverthorpe
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Scarborough Roa...
Santa’s Sleigh – Scarborough Roa...
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Scarborough Road, Westfield Estate, Redrow Estate, Arbour Way & Norton Bowling Centre
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Thixendale, Lea...
Santa’s Sleigh – Thixendale, Lea...
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thixendale, Leavening, Burythorpe, Langton & Birdsall
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Beverley Road E...
Santa’s Sleigh – Beverley Road E...
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beverley Road Estate, Hambleton Estate, Langley Drive, Stables Estate, Millside, The Ridings & Langton Road down to St. Peter’s
10:00 am Santa’s Grotto – Whole Hogg Farm...
Santa’s Grotto – Whole Hogg Farm...
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Santa will be in his Grotto at the Whole Hogg Farm Shop on the A169 Pickering road at Howe Bridge from 10 till 3
4:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Broughton, Swin...
Santa’s Sleigh – Broughton, Swin...
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Broughton, Swinton, Amotherby, Habton, Kirby Misperton, Barugh, Brawby, B1257 through Amotherby & Swinton
3:30 pm Santa’s Sleigh – East Mount, Hig...
Santa’s Sleigh – East Mount, Hig...
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
East Mount, Highfield Road & Peasey Hill
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – West Heslerton,...
Santa’s Sleigh – West Heslerton,...
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West Heslerton, Sherburn, Wintringham, Scampston & Thorpe Bassett
5:00 pm Santa’s Sleigh – Sheriff Hutton,...
Santa’s Sleigh – Sheriff Hutton,...
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sheriff Hutton, Terrington & Coneysthorpe



Recent Donations & Activities

In Aug, Sep and Oct 2016
- We received a donation from a lady unable to attend our Meet the Lions event
- We made a donation to Foston and Thornton-le-Clay Parish Council to assist with the purchase of a defibrillator
- We made a donation to Ryedale Youth Theatre to offset some of the costs of their next production
- We made a donation to the local Red Cross in recognition of their prompt assistance to a local elderly man who had lost most of his possessions in a house fire
- We made a donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance from the proceeds of the Summer Lunch
- We donated to The Milton Rooms to fund the running of Musical Memories events for those suffering from dementia and similar health issues
- We received a donation from Richard Fahey for assisting with traffic control at the funeral of Tom O’Ryan
- We agreed to fund new notice boards with town maps in Malton as part of Lions Clubs International’s Centennial celebrations in 2017
- We entertained 90 senior citizens at our Meet the Lions event in The Milton Rooms
- We restarted fish and chip deliveries in Malton, Norton and the villages for the house-bound and infirm
- A donation was made to Derwent Lodge accommodation unit for vulnerable adults to help fund the cost of a Christmas Lunch
- We helped a local man and his children with energy costs whilst he sorted out his benefit payments
- We sourced a nebuliser for a local man with many health issues
- We took a full coach on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to transport a group from Ryedale Special Families to Whitby and back, feeding and entertaining them on the way

Visit Malton

District Convention Hosts

Malton, Norton & District Lions hosted the District Convention for the first time in our 50 year history in Nov 2013
Click on the links below to see what it was all about
Host Night
Business Session
Banquet and Ball
Convention Edition of Spotlight

Lions In the UK & Ireland

The Lions motto is “WE SERVE” and we are the largest and most committed voluntary service organisation in the world. We have 46,000 clubs and more than 1.4 million members. To see the bigger picture take a look at the NE England & Scotland website and the UK & Ireland website