Voluntary community work serving unique local needs

Lions Clubs spokesperson

WHEN it comes to meeting challenges our response is simple. We Serve.In 206 countries, 1.35 million Lions are doing voluntary community work serving unique local needs.

Because we are global we can address challenges that go beyond borders. We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. Through sight programmes. We believe everyone worldwide deserves a healthier life. Through health programmes..

We empower the next generation. Youth leadership through Leo clubs.We serve local communities – and protect the planet. We partner. For 28 years regional Lions Clubs have assisted Peninsula School Feeding’s Blisters for Bread walk under our Services for Children project.

Who are we?

We are just ordinary people who do amazing things. From Chicago in 1917, Lions International has become the world’s largest, most active humanitarian community service organisation. The Cape Town club was formed in 1957, and Lionism soon spread throughout the country and continent.

Men and women of all cultures and all walks of life, in 51 clubs, are proud to be members across the Western, Northern Cape and Namibia. Worldwide, Lions are amongst the first responders to natural and other disasters

Who is a Lion?

Anyone 18 years or older wanting to help those in need may become a member. Only public funds are used for the work we do with each member paying annual administration dues which average out at under R2 a day.

Clubs are involved in many different service areas and in fundraising projects to raise the money. The family of Lionism offers opportunities for everyone and to improve personal skills through training programmes.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) the funding arm for Humanitarian Services, Vocational Assistance and Major Disaster Relief is supported by Lions and clubs worldwide.

It provides affected areas with almost instantaneous financial aid to cope with the emergency. Both the Western Cape and Namibia have received thousands of dollars of Lions emergency aid after devastating natural disasters.

LCIF raises most of its funds through Melvin Jones Fellowships honouring the vision of our founder Melvin Jones (1879 to 1961). The Fellowship is bestowed on those who have given “dedicated humanitarian service” and there are many non Lion recipients.


Lions Christmas Cakes a national fundraiser raises much of the money for our community service.

Our quality, delicious 1kg moist fruit cakes are alcohol free, uniced and sell for R65 each. Colourfully boxed they make an ideal personal or corporate gift.

Purchase includes optional free entry into a competition offering R25 000 in cash prizes.

Learn more about how you can assist us in our work, call 021 447 5020 for details of the nearest club or see www.lionsclubs.org, www.lionsdist410a.org and www.md410.org.za

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