President's Blog - July 2022

Hello everybody.

I want to introduce myself for the first time on our website. As some of you will already know I’m Lion Brenda Casey and have just taken over as President of the Club.

It’s a great honour and I’m going to do my best for the Club and the people we serve in our area. A big thank you to Lion John Sellers who has done a truly excellent job as President of the Club over the last two years.  He has kept us together in that time and has helped us move forward during some difficult times.

As a Club we are hoping to get back to normal with our annual events. Everything is in place for our Ball Race on 3rd August and 10K Beach Race on 25th September.  Fingers crossed that we are able to go ahead with our bonfire, which is actually on the 5th November this year, and our Over 85’s Christmas lunch at the Academy (top school).  Of course that will lead us onto our very popular Santa sleigh runs. As Lions we get as much pleasure out of doing this as the children (and adults!!) do. What a treat it is to see the children’s faces when Santa arrives.

We are looking forward to all these events and hope you support us in our efforts.

Thank you for taking time to read this my first blog. I will updating you with information during my year as President.

Lion President  Brenda Casey.




Annual Ball Race

Over 2000 Balls were released down Cargate Hill in this years Famous Ball Race


Trolley Dash

The annual Christmas TESCO Trolley Dash will be here soon. We will be selling Tickets in the Store from late November 2022


Support for Bus

Lion president John presents a cheque from the Lions in support of the Replacement Engine fundraiser for Colin's little Bus


10K Beach race

Filey Lions beach Race this year is on 25th September 2022. Here is Past President John with Scott Hargreaves, winner of the 2021 event


Memorial Gardens

Filey Lions cleaning the Fountain, twice a year for the past 15 years.


Ukraine Appeal

Lions Clubs in the north of England have raised over £100,000 for the Ukraine refugee Appeal


Award for Lions

Filey Lions are awarded a Covid response award from Britain in Bloom for the support given to the local area during the first Shut down




Special thanks to KDT Graphics who have again provided Filey Lions

with some wonderful Graphic decorations to make the new

Santa Sleigh look bright

and welcoming

Lions message in a bottle