Lion President's Message


It has been a busy week for the club, and my thanks go first of all to our departing President Lion Henry, seen above, handing over his chain of office to me at the club's AGM.  Buxton and District Lions Club supports many activities and projects to raise funds to assist individuals and organisations within the Buxton and District community. "The Buxton Carnival Duck Race" sees us all out in force at Morrisons supermarket selling tickets from Monday July 8th to Frday July 12th, we look forwad to your support for this fun event.  Again we welcome you all to the Duck Race held on the River Wye at the Pavilion Gardens on Carnival Day on Saturday July 13th at approximately 4pm.  Many thanks again for joining in to this community activitiy.


The Buxton Lions remember Anne Gould this week and all the good times that they spent together with her husband, former Lion Ken and their family.  Happy adventures twinning with the Chateaubriant Lions, running Father Christmas in the Buxton shopping precinct, organising the Duck Race at Carnival time and many other community events.  Our thoughts and condolences go to Ken, Christine, Robert and other members of the family at this difficult time.


Last year was the LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL British Isles Centennial Celebration, an event which was promoted at Buckingham Palace on 28th Feb. 2018.  It was hosted by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex the Patron of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles.  We were very proud that one of our members, Lion Tony Huxford our man in the river on Carnival Day, was invited to attend to represent our club.  This year we are now part of the newly formed North Western Region of Lions Clubs in the UK.



Buxton & District Lions have raised thousands of pounds for local charities as well as performing many hours of community service.  Meetings are held twice a month, details in the club progamme page shown above. The 2nd Thursday of each month is a business meeting where we update each other on what we have been doing and the 4th Friday is where we all sit down with our partners to enjoy a pleasant meal at the Cavendish Golf Club.  As a member, you pay a subscription of just £5 a month to cover the administration costs, so that everything raised from our activities goes back into the local community.  So why not contact us or come and help us with some of our future events, we always need help.​


I've been married to Gill for many years and our involvement with the Lions has given us many happy memories and helped us make good friends from our work in the local community. So if you are interested just send me an email and I will be pleased to take you to one of our meetings or invite you to get involved  with one of our events, so that you can see and experience what the Lions do in Buxton.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.

Graeme Kitchen - Lion President 2019-20


We are located at:

Cavendish Golf Club.

Watford Road


SK17 6XF


Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday and the 4th Friday of each month.


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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


+44 01298 27068

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