With Ryedale Special Families Steaming To Whitby

Each year Malton, Norton and District Lions Club take a group of people from Ryedale Special Families on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby and back.

This year the event was arranged by Lions Pauline and Jim Lowry with help from President Lion Steve Sidaway and Lion Nick Simpson. Ken Sanderson deserves a big thank-you for entertaining the children – and parents!

Your time was really appreciated as can be seen from the brief video.


Thank you to Lion Yvonne Daykin for arranging the activity packs, they helped entertain the children and a special thank you really needs to go to Rachel for stepping in (literally) to be Leon! She was grrreat! – (Sorry, 1980s advert reference there).

On the return trip Lion Jim captured this photo of our train approaching Levisham – the gap in the trees giving the signalman at Levisham a line of sight to the signal to know when the train has arrived.

Always a highlight of the Lions year and this year was no exception!

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It’s What Lions Do

Celebrating 100 years of helping the community 👏🎉

Posted by BBC Radio York on Saturday, 21 October 2017
Club Who’s Who 2018 – 2019

President: Lion Steve Sidaway
1st Vice President: Lion Jack Wilford
2nd Vice President: Lion Di Keale
Secretary: Lion Richard Lukey
Treasurer: Lion Russ Grimshaw
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It’s What Lions Do

At our July 2018 meeting we
- made a donation towards the cost of a defibrillator for a local village
- contributed towards the cost of four Norton based kick boxers attending the World Championships overseas
- agreed in August and September to take two local families for a week each to stay at the Filey Lions Chalet to enjoy a break they would otherwise not get
- helped a mature Open University student obtain a passport to continue their studies
- provided transport for a local family to get to and from Kirkbymoorside to attend a children’s centre
- sourced furniture and white goods to furnish a house for a single parent family experiencing financial difficulties
- provided financial support to help with roof repair costs for a local playgroup
- helped two local brownies attend their brownie camp
- arranged to supply and install an electric cooker to a single parent family whose gas cooker had been condemned
- supplied vouchers to help a local family buy food pending receipt of universal credit payments
- made a significant donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance from the proceeds of the Summer Lunch topped up from club funds
- assisted Ryedale Special Families to raise over £30,000 from their Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge by assisting with marshalling the event
- agreed to assist with the Festival of Racing in September
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
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