One of the earliest commitments of the Burgess Hill District Lions was the provision of a new hut for the Burgess Hill Scouts at a cost of £500 (a not inconsiderable sum for a young Lions Club). Part of this sum was raised from the proceeds of a Flannel Dance. (Who, today has heard of such an activity?).

Town Day was an annual activity held jointly with other service clubs in the town to raise funds for either their own charities or for the total proceeds to be used for a specific purpose. One of the joint efforts was the provision of an adventure playground for young people, which is situated in Chanctonbury Road. It is still there today.

One of the earliest project was the formation of the Burgess Hill Boys Club and details of the history are given in the adjoining page.

Since then, Youth has been a major commitment of the Club and we have had a grant for several years now from the Kleinwort Trust. Amongst the areas we support are:

Amongst the new areas we are supporting are awards for young apprentices. Details can be found in the Apprenticeship Awards section.