Serving the Community

We again held PSA Testing sessions for men on October 21st 2023 and over 800 men were tested: please see here for details.

If you are new to Lionism, through these pages you will be able to find out about the work of the international organisation of Lions and our Lions Club in particular.

You may have come to this website after visiting our very popular Book Den: see details here about this.

If you are a Lion, and perhaps planning to visit our area, we hope that the information on our website will encourage you to visit us.

See About Us for more details and follow us on our Facebook and Twitter links for up to date details and photos.

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1st July 2024

Handover to new Lion President Christine Muschamp from Past President John Carter

Handover of Chain of Office from outgoing President John Carter to incoming President Christine Muschamp

Presentation of David Saunders Award to Graham Todd

Presentation of David Saunders Award for Outstanding Commitment to Lion Graham Todd 

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Mid Sussex Search for a Star - deadline extended to 31st July 2024

Mid Sussex Search for a Star is an exciting opportunity for young people to showcase their talent and be in with a chance to win an investment into their development.

This event, led by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and partners, is open to all children aged between 4 and 18. We want to see as many varieties of talent as possible. This is a great opportunity to get stage experience and feedback from judges in the music and performance industry. 

Full information and application forms are available: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSceGV6I0Rc.../viewform...

There are 3 TOP prizes of £500 to be won!

All enquiries for the event should be sent to midsussexstarsearch@gmail.com
#BurgessHillEvents #MidSussexSearchForAStar

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At our Annual Charter on 11th May, Lion Cliff Coxshaw and Lion Chris Thomas-Atkin were recognised for their outstanding contribution to Lionism with the Melvin Fellowship Award.

The award of a Melvin Jones Fellowship represents dedication to humanitarian service to the highest degree.
The MJF Programme was established in 1973 in honour of Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International. The MJF programme is a great way to recognise the contribution of individuals to the work of Lions.

Congratulations to both of them and many thanks for your voluntary service within our community.

MJF Presentation May 2024

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Remembrance Day 2023

Lion President John Carter lines up to lay the wreath  Lion Chris Muschamp carrying the banner

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Our 'Search for a Star' contest was a great success again. Our winner was cool, calm, suave George Stathakis! See our Facebook page and full details in the local press and Mid Sussex Radio!

On Saturday 13 August 2023, the Town Centre was in full swing for 'Lions Town Centre Day'! The Burgess Hill District Lions kindly sponsored a fantastic day of family fun on Church Walk, with a host of community stalls, fun games and arts and crafts workshops, all organised by Burgess Hill Town Council. See our Facebook page for pictures.

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If you wish to donate to us, just go to our Just Giving page! 

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Handover Lion President Alan Ranger to Lions Jo0hn Carter

7th July 2023

Handover of Chain of Office from outgoing President Alan Ranger to incoming President John Carter (left)

Presentation of David Saunders Award fro Outstanding Commitment to Lion Norman Evenden

7th July 2023

Presentation of David Saunders Award for Outstanding Commitment to Lion Norman Evenden

St Peter & St James Hospice Volunteer Event 2023

Presentation by St Peter & St James Hospice to their Volunteer of the Year June 2023, Lisa Watson - Volunteer Ward Supportattended by Lions Alan Ranger (second from left) and John Carter (fourth from left)

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St George's Day Event in the Town Centre

April 2023

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Presentation of new piano to Woodlands Meed school

March 2023

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Diabetes Testing Day

March 2023

Santa's Grotto December 2022

December 2022

Santa's Grotto, ready for the queue!

Steve Willis Graduation Award  Steve Willis Award Presentation

November 2022

Presentation of Awards to Steve Willis Apprentices by Lion President Alan Ranger

Presentation to Volunteer of the Year 2022October 2022

Presentation by St Peter & St James Hospice to their Volunteer of the Year, Susan Parmenter, Volunteer Head Gardner, attended by Lions Suzanne Todd and John Carter (right of picture)

October 2022

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Town Centre Day

August 2022

Presentation of defibrillator to St Peter and St James 13th July 2022

13th July 2022

Presentation of defibrillator to St Peter and St James

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7th July 2022

Presentation of 24 rowan trees to Downlands School in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Handover of Chain of Office from Lion Ken Saunders to Lion Alan Ranger

4th July 2022

Handover of Chain of Office from outgoing President Ken Saunders to incoming President Alan Ranger

Presentation to Young Leader Sophie Plimmer 

 February 10th 2022 

Presentation to Young Leader in Service, Sophie Plimmer  


The International Association of Lions Clubs was founded in America in 1917. So 2017 was the Centenary of Lions Clubs International and all Lions Clubs put on events to celebrate this centenary - see our Club's event here.

Burgess Hill District Lions won an award in October 2021 for its work internationally in support of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) for 2020-2021. See the press release here.

Burgess Hill District Lions Club is part of the Multiple District 105 that covers Great Britain and all of Ireland. We are one of over 80 clubs in the South East of England that make up District 105SE.

We celebrated our 65th Year in 2020! Click here to read more about this. One of our most distinguished members, David Saunders, was awarded the MBE for his services to charity in the 2007 New Year Honours List and was visited by the Lions International President Wing Kun Tam in March 2012 to give him the International President's Award for 60 years of Service to Lionism.

Have you some time to spare?

Please join the Friends of Lions and help us with some of our projects:

Community Service

Fundraising

or maybe join us for a social evening!

Any help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity! For more information, telephone 0345 8332706 or use the Contact Us page.


Burgess Hill District Lions Club (CIO) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity number 1189526.

Mid Sussex Search for a Star is an exciting opportunity for young people to showcase their talent and be in with a chance to win an investment into their development. This event, led by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and partners, is open to all children aged between 4 and 18. We want to see as many varieties of talent as possible. This is a great opportunity to get stage experience and feedback from judges in the music and performance industry. Full information and application forms are available: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSceGV6I0Rc.../viewform... There are 3 TOP prizes of £500 to be won! All enquiries for the event should be sent to midsussexstarsearch@gmail.com #BurgessHillEvents #MidSussexSearchForAStar

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