We are the Lions Club of Bridport and since 1973 we have been serving towns and villages across a large part of west Dorset – from Lyme Regis to the west, to Beaminster in the north and Abbotsbury to the east. If you live in Askerswell, Loders, the Kingcombes, Melplash, Salwayash or the Marshwood Vale we are here to help. If you didn’t get a mention it’s because there are so many small communities in this neck of the woods but rest assured you are still on our radar and entitled to play a part in our club. Our nearest Lions clubs in Dorset are at Dorchester and Weymouth while in Somerset there is Crewkerne and in Devon there’s Axminster and Seaton.
Lions is an international organisation represented in 206 countries by more than 45,000 clubs with nearly 1,400,000 members
There are nearly 1000 Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland. This territory is known as Multiple District 105 which is comprised of 13 Districts and the 66 clubs in Hampshire, Berkshire, part of Wiltshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, and the Channel Islands are designated as District 105D.
District 105D is comprised of several Zones and Bridport falls in a zone that includes Dorchester, Sherborne, Weymouth and Blackmore Vale.
The Lions motto is ‘to serve’ our community and we do this by raising funds and giving freely of our time. Furthermore, every pound that we collect is a pound that will go to the causes we support because all administration costs are met from our own pockets or sponsorship.
As a social group we also have fun, while enjoying the challenge of service and the fulfilment it provides. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Haddon House Hotel, West Bay. For more information please visit The ‘About Us’ Page.