On this page you will find details of some past activities of Shirley Lions - the Charity Fashion Show, Race Night, and Katie's Garden.

Charity Fashion Show

Our most recent event took place at Langley Hall Social Club on 3rd May and was organised jointly with Acocks Green Lions Club. The clothes were provided by SOS Charity Fashion Shows who displayed and sold a complete range of fashion clothing. The lady members of the club bravely volunteered to do the modelling and £500 was raised and split between the two clubs.

Lion Claire  Lion Jackie Lion Frances  Lion Gillian  Lion Andrea 

Lion Sophie Lions Claire and Jackie Lion Frances Lion Andrea

Race Night

Last year's Race Night took place at the Shirley Social Club, 135 Marshall Lake Road, Shirley, on 11th May when nearly 100 Lions, their families and friends enjoyed a grand evening of fun and fellowship whilst a few even managed to win a few bob on the races! The proceeds raised from the event amounted to £1,324, some of which will be going to St Basil's with the remained to various Lions charities

Race Night screen  The Tote 

Katie's Garden

Group photo in the finished gardenThe Gate plaqueA Shirley youngster's dreams have come true after Shirley Lions responded to an appeal to transform her garden into a magical play area.

Five-year old Katie Chamley from Shakespeare Road in Shirley has a rare, incurable condition called tuberous sclerosis. At just four months old she was diagnosed with tumours on her brain, heart and kidneys. As a result, her mother, Anna, appealed to local people and businesses to transform her garden into a child-friendly area for her daughter to play in.

Shirley Lions duly responded to the appeal and contacted her parents to offer their assistance.

The project began with Lion Mike Cooke ( a retired architect ) drawing up some plans and once the family had accepted these the members of Shirley Lions under the guidance of Lion Andy Luckett got down to some seriously hard graft, ripping out an old garage and creating a seaside wonderland for her. The work also involved providing a ramped and safety padded access to the garden, providing "absorbafall" safety surfacing, replacing fencing and lawns, replanting borders and designing an ocean-style mural.

Andy said: " Katie's parents explained how she loves playing outside and kicking a ball or taking her dolls for a walk, but the garden wasn't suitable for her. With that in mind we designed a new garden for her which is free of obstructions and great fun for her and her little sister, Alice, to play in."

The make-over took more than 300 man-hours and Katie's mother expressed her gratitude: "Katie loves playing in her new garden - she really enjoys the seaside theme and it's marvellous to see the smile on her face when sh'e out there. The support of friends, family and the Lions has been wonderful," she said.

Just look at all those tools   Lion Andy supervises   Lion John tests if the concrete is dry

 The Absorbafall safety surface is laid.   Lawns, walls and fencing now complete   Wendyhouse, trampoline and the mural