The Lions' logo and motto 'We Serve'
Today is Sunday 04 December, 2016

Romford Lions Club

Ordinary people...
...amazing things



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Romford Lions

The Lions Club of Romford has provided over 50 years service to the local community, having been founded in 1965. It was one of the earliest Lions clubs in Essex, and has "mothered" several other clubs in the county.

It is twinned with the Lions Club of Biedenkopf, Germany.

Today, its membership numbers around twenty.

The club is always pleased to hear from people who think they might like to help - if you're interested, why not phone us on 01277 655700.

Romford Lions club has always engaged in organising and promoting key community events in the borough, as well as raising thousands of pounds for local charities.

We are a Registered Charity: Number 1018413.

Members take pride in the good humour they bring to their activities - Romford Lions have fun!

Romford - an Essex town

Romford is situated 14.1 miles northeast of Charing Cross in Havering, which is the third largest borough in Greater London, with a population of around 240,000 and an area approaching 40 square miles, half of which is in the Green Belt.

Romford is a borough of great contrast, featuring land use of all types from rural farms to dense industry.

To the north and east the borough is bordered by the Essex countryside, to the south by a three mile River Thames frontage, and to the west by the neighbouring boroughs of Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham.

The London Borough of Havering was created in 1965 as a result of the merger of the former Romford Borough and Hornchurch Urban District Councils.

The name 'Havering' originated from the picturesque village of Havering-atte-Bower, where at one time there had been a royal palace.

Lions Clubs International

Lions are members of community service clubs dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 46,000 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organization with 1.35 million members serving in over 200 countries and geographic areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian.

Founded in Chicago Illinois USA in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones and others, Lions Clubs International has ever since offered business and professional people a way of sharing their success by helping those less fortunate than themselves. The association became international when a club was formed in Canada in 1920. A highlight of its early history was a speech at the 1925 convention when the legendary Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." They responded and Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs including SightFirst the world's largest blindness prevention program.

While Lions speak many languages and profess many religious and political beliefs they all subscribe to common objectives and ethical principles.