The Tickhill & District Lions Club is a group of 40 like minded volunteers, raising money and giving our time to help good causes within our community and around the world.
Lions Clubs began in 1917 as the dream of a Chicago businessman who believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons to include the betterment of their communities and the world at large. This belief became a driving principle and it was decided that no Lions Club should exist for the financial benefit of its members. Clubs soon started to be formed throughout the United States and the association became “International” with the formation of the first Canadian club in 1920.
During the Second World War, members of Canadian Lions Clubs visiting London as servicemen were appalled by the way the children of the blitz had to live, and decided they wanted to help Queen Elizabeth was so impressed by their actions that after the war she sent Lord Leconfield to Canada to thank the Lions, and shortly after his return the first Lions Club was formed in England and Lions Clubs started to spread throughout the UK.
The Tickhill & District Lions Club was founded in 1978, and since that time our club has given over 30 years of unbroken service to the communities of Tickhill, Wadworth, Rossington, Stainton, Harworth, Bircotes, and Bawtry.
Collectively Lions clubs are the largest service organisation in the world:
Tickhill & District Lions Club is part of Zone F, which includes 5 other Clubs in our area (Doncaster Lions Club, Doncaster Went Valley Lions Club, Thorne Rural Lions Club, Warmsworth & Edlington Lions Club, and Maltby Rother Valley Lions Club).
Zone F is one of 9 zones within District 105C
And District 105C is one of the 13 districts within the UK & Ireland (collectively known as Multiple District 105)
With over 900 clubs in the UK & Ireland and over 45,000 clubs world wide, Lions Clubs International now has over 1.3 million members like us, dedicated to making a difference.