Who are the Lions? Watch the video to find out (narration by Penelope Keith)
The Lions Club of Romford has provided nearly 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.
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
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
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 &
The London Borough of Havering was created in 1965 as a
result of the merger of the former Romford Borough and Hornchurch Urban
The name 'Havering' originated from the picturesque
village of Havering-atte-Bower, where at one time there had been a royal
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.
Chicago Illinois USA in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones and others,
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
Lions clubs differ from most other charitable organizations in that monies raised are entirely used for charity. Nothing at all is deducted for Club administration. All members subscribe to their own administration costs.
Lions clubs exist to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.