Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions Clubs participate in a diverse variety of projects within their local communities and internationally

Since Helen Keller in 1925 challenged the Lions to be “knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness”, Lions clubs around the world have fulfilled the mission of addressing health and promoting research for solutions to disease. Today, Lions Clubs work on global initiatives for youth, health, disaster relief and others that affect local communities everywhere.

Lions Clubs International is the largest voluntary organisation in the world, with 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs worldwide. There are around 13,000 members in the British Isles in over 580 Clubs, whose primary purpose is to serve those in need.


In 2017/18, Lions Clubs International celebrated its centenary.

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