A warm welcome from Yarm Lions
We are proud to have served our local community since 1991. Lions meet the needs of local communities around the world. Our 1.35 million members who perform community service in 209 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – COMMUNITY IS WHAT WE MAKE IT
Yarm is a small town of ancient foundation on the south bank of the River Tees. The oldest part of the town, around the High Street, is situated in a loop of the river and the newer parts of the town extend to Confluence with the Leven . The name of the town is thought to be derived from the Old Norse word yarum meaning an enclosure to catch fish or from the Old English gearum which has the same meaning. It is now part of Stockton-on-Tees and is on the western edge of the Tees Valley Conurbation.
Yarm District Lions Club is part of Lions District 105NE, which covers all of Scotland and the North East of England. We are a Registered Charity, Number 1032543. Our club was formed in 1991, and subsequently chartered in 1992. It brings together community-spirited people, giving us the opportunity to serve local peoples needs, as well as national and international needs.
We are engaged in the vital underpinning of activities within our local area. We are involved directly with the community when organising the Yarm Fun Run, The Yarm Charities Fair (which is now incorporated into Yarm Gala held on the second Sunday in June) and our popular Annual Christmas “Santa’s Sleigh” Collection for the needy of the area.
Help too is given to people with disabilities to get to medical appointments and to their dedicated club venues. Yarm District Lions have also provided donations to individuals engaged in national aid projects. We are engaged in the vital underpinning of activities within our local area: A “hands on” role aimed at improving local people’s quality of life. Support has also been given to those venturing abroad to help in orphanages, schools, hospitals and in other aid work based in village communities in third world countries such as Operation Raleigh. Encouragement has been given to individuals involved in personal development experiences.
An ongoing involvement as part of our international commitment is with Punyakamy School in Sri Lanka. Yarm Lions are supporting them in a small way. We first became involved when the firm of one of our members upgraded their computers. These were shipped out and installed with the maintenance cost being footed by Yarm Lions. This has been possible working with the co-operation of the Sri Lankan Lions Club of Galkissa. (Yarm Lion Anura initiated first contact with this club.) We are surprised how far our very modest monetary outlay is having in making life better for the staff and pupils.
A “hands on” role aimed at improving local people’s quality of life!
The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 2000 hrs in the Pot & Glass, Church Rd, Egglescliffe Village, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS16 9DQ.