It is often said, ‘Where there’s a need there’s a Lion’, which is very true. We organise a wide range of events and activities every year.
Our key fundraisers are the annual golf event at Sandburn, the horse racing night 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.
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 entertain up to 200 senior citizens each year at Malton Rugby Club where they sit down to a 3-course turkey dinner and we entertain them with bingo, music hall style entertainment and a tombola where everyone wins at least one prize! Additionally, our welfare team considers 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.