Paultons Park

Lions Day at Paultons Park - 7th May, 2017


Eastleigh Lions welcome Young Carer families to Paultons Park for a fun day out. All costs, entry and lunch, funded by the club.


arriving at Paultons Parkall smiles at Paultons ParkYoung carer family at Paultons Park

2015

Enjoying the ridesEnjoying the ridesGuests and Daleks


The annual Lions Paultons Park Family Day took place on 26th April. This Year families registered with Eastleigh Young Carers Project were offered tickets. Demand was overwhelming and resulted in a waiting list.

The club funded 60 tickets for the families to enjoy the many ups and downs available at the theme park. Funding came from the clubs charity account and a successful bid with Waitrose Community Matters. Over 1900 people took the opportunity to attend courtesy of 105D lions clubs.

As well as meeting Daleks there youngsters certainly knew how to fill their time with rides and lunch. A great time was had by all.


2014


paultons 2014





see what fun can be had on this day by visiting https://paultonspark.co.uk/

The Lions' Day at Paulton's Park 2013


As has been a tradition for some years, our district Lions Clubs provide a day out at Paulton's Park for young carers and their families; this year it took place on Sunday 12th May - and the weather was kind! I took on the task of organising the Eastleigh Lions contribution to the event and sought authority from the club to spend £500 in giving ‘young carers' in Eastleigh, a day they will remember.
Paulton's Park is very generous - providing  a subsidised park entry and a packed lunch - which allowed me to invite some 35 carers and family.
    
 Carers were chosen and invited by Jo and Gemma from ‘1 Community' who organise and support young carers from Eastleigh, working with and through local schools. The day was a huge success, reward indeed for the regular communication and planning meetings between ‘1 Community' and ourselves.


A number of our club members also enjoyed the Lions day at Paultons but some of the local residents were a bit unsure - see photos!

2010

May 9th 2010 was a very cold and windy morning as Lions Joe, Deanna, Nigel, Devan, President Chris and myself arrived at Paultons Park to meet and greet our families for their day out. Our President tried to brave the weather in a short sleeve shirt but soon found that he needed to wrap up warmer.

Very soon coaches and buses started to arrive from all over the 105 area.There were literally hundreds of vehicles dropping adults and children at the entrance. It was rather difficult to find our families as we had no idea who they were, we had to rely on them recognising our Eastleigh Lions tabards (lesson to be learned for next year).


There was an air of much excitement as everyone waited for the Park to open. Three of our families managed to find us and filed in with everyone else when the gates were opened.

 

Lions Club members awaiting families  Sponsored families received free entry and lunch boxes to enable them to enjoy the day

 

Planing for the 2011 event is well underway. Hopefully the weather will be kind this year.


Over 2000 guests attended the fun day, supported by 36 local lions clubs. 18 coaches, 20 minbuses and numerous cars brought them to enjoy themseves on a sunny blustery day.

2012 Fun Day at Paultons Park.

The club funded 47 quests at this fun day, and, for once, the weather was kind to everyone. Over 3000 guests were sponsored by clubs throughout the district.

A fuller report will be  submitted soon.

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