.....see the 'Calendar' for upcoming events
----for more information and photographs on these events, see 'Lions in Action'


  • Our President for 2017 - 2018, Lion Helen, nominated the UK Sepsis Trust as her Charity for her year. So far, our Christmas Sleigh collection, Easter Egg Raffle and other activities have raised over £2,000.


  • Our Christmas Sleigh collections supported the UK Sepsis Trust.

  •  Swanwick Lions visit to the new 'Hub' at Fareham Community Hospital:
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  • The clinical lead for the NHS’s Better Local Care project in Fareham, Dr Tom Bertram, hosted Swanwick Lions  visit to the new  ‘same day access service’ ‘Hub’ at Fareham Community Hospital

    The Hub opened this year, and Swanwick Lions helped with the donation of £3,000 for medical equipment.  We supplied a £2,000 ECG machine, trolley, and equipment, with a further £1,000 for other items including a nebuliser and 8 blood pressure monitors.

  • Local GP Receptionists, whose practice is a member of the scheme, now follow a new protocol to enable them to quickly decide how to help a patient:-
    -Is it an emergency?- patient to dial 999 or attend A & E urgently.
    - Minor Injuries- patient advised to attend a Minor Injuries Unit/ Walk in Centre
    -is it a problem needing attention on the same day?- GP Primary Care 
    - depending on the health issue the 'same day access service' is offered at the Fareham Community Hospital. If a patient accepts the offer, a clinician from the Hospital 'Hub' will call the patient to discuss. The Hub is manned by Doctors and Nurses from the GP surgeries who operate a rota system.

    In addition to this service, NHS consultants also see patients at the hospital, saving a journey to Q.A. Hospital.
    The purpose of the new system is to enable FCH to play a major role in the health of the Community, by reducing the waiting time for patients to see a Doctor or Nurse, and reduce the number of patients filling GP surgery waiting rooms. The service is being implemented by committed NHS doctors and managers, and currently takes 200-300 calls a day. It is hoped that all local GP practices will join the scheme.

    Swanwick Lions  are delighted to see the new service is doing so well – and equally delighted that the equipment we were able to provide is playing a part in the success story.

  • The 28th annual duck Race on Bank holiday Monday was a great success. Crowds lined the riverbank at Mansbridge as over 2,500 plastic ducks were dropped into the River Itchen.  It was a real holiday atmosphere, as a  glorious,warm afternoon saw people out picnicking and walking in the park, canoeoing and swimming in the river, and enjoying ice-creams. Congratulations to the holder of the 1st duck over the line at Woodmill, who won the £250 prize.


  • Autumn 2016:-Newsletter_Autumn2016_published.pdf 2016...................................................... The Southampton Solent Lions and Swanwick Lions Grand Annual Duck Race went off with a splash on Bank Holiday Monday!! A beautiful and warm day brought out the holiday crowds to watch the thousands of plastic ducks dropped into the river at the old Bridge at Mansbridge. Thankyou to everyone who bought tickets, to all our helpers, and to the businesses who donated prizes.

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  • Lions receive £100 boost from ASDA's Community Fund

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    • Pictured left are Lion Vic Smith of Swanwick Lions Club, Matt Murphy from ASDA, Lion Malcolm Carter and Lion Maureen Bentley of Southampton Solent Lions Club,
    •  Matt Murphy, who is ASDA's Community Champion for their Southampton Marlands Store, made the presentation on behalf of ASDA's Community Fund. The £100 is a donation toward the money raised by the Lions Duck Race held at Woodmill on August Bank Holiday Monday this year. The Duck Race is a joint venture between the Lions Club of Southampton Solent and the Lions Club of Swanwick and was held  for the 27th consecutive year in 2016. Every penny of the money raised will be used to help people in our local community who are less fortunate than ourselves. Several of the Duck Race prizes were donated by ASDA and we are very grateful for the help and support given to us by them.

Registered Charity No. 1177500