Bookstall dates.

Our bookstalls have been suspended due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are hoping to resume in Spring 2021

Lions Youth Camp and Exchange Programme

Lions Clubs around the world have had to, unfortunately, suspend the operation of this wonderful scheme for the time being in light of travel restrictions and Covid-19 and so there have been no scheduled trips in 2020. It will return and we will let you know when we are once again accepting applications

“I chose to go to Belgium as I had always wanted to see the country, and sure enough, I did. I feel like I saw, and did, everything! From sight-seeing to swimming, Belgian Youth Camp2019go-karting to Gentse Feesten. We explored new cities, perfected the art of eating spaghetti, and even visited Luxembourg. But it was the people who truly made the trip exceptional. I had a brilliant host family, and once at the camp met even more people. There were 37 of us from 24 different countries, as well as the amazing camp coordinators. I learnt about so many different cultures, and I now have friends on (almost) every continent, spanning the world from America to Malaysia. It was an unforgettable 3 weeks, definitely some of the best of my life, and I would like to thank my host family, the Belgian Lions clubs, and the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club for making it all possible. I would highly recommend partaking in the Lions Youth Exchange program to anyone who has the opportunity.”

I have also attached some photos from my trip, and would once again like to thank you for enabling me to go on such an amazing trip.

Many thanks,

Bill D-S

Vanda Small

1953 - 2017

Remembered by all her fellow Lions.

Vanda’s Picture

A short video about Lions

Who we are and what we do

As citizens of the world, Lions members respond to one need, one community, one life at a time. Lions members will continue to unite in friendship and serve communities. In this historical Centennial video, you can see how Lions have dedicated themselves to building peace and international understanding across borders and generations. Please take a few minutes to watch and enjoy.


Lions let loose at Paultons Park

Paultons Park 2015

On Sunday 26 April Paultons Park opened it's doors to 37 Lions Clubs from all over the District including Ringwood & Fordingbridge so that nearly 2000 young people could enjoy a wonderful day out at the spectacular theme park in Hampshire. Lions clubs from far and near were encouraged to join in the fun by inviting deserving guests from their own local areas to all descend on Paultons Park for the day.

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club invited a group from the Stable Family Home Trust at Bisterne near Ringwood to be their guests for the day at Paultons Park.  Lion President Geoff Kay pictured above with one of the groups from SFHT commented that "it was a great day out for lots of young people in our local communities designed to specifically accommodate those with disabilities who most deserve a day of fun!”

The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT) is a Registered Charity that supports people with a learning disability to lead ordinary lives with some extraordinary moments. SFHT offers a range of services to people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, day services, domiciliary support, and support to find employment.

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Youth Exchange Students


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