The Coronavirus lockdown has, of course, made it uncertain as to whether we will be able to do Carnival on 31st August 2020 as planned. As I write, we still intend to hold the event, but this may have to change. Please bear this in mind when you read this site – our number 1 concern is, and always will be, public safety. IF WE DO DECIDE TO CANCEL, WE WILL ANNOUNCE THIS HERE AND THROUGH LOCAL MEDIA.
Now in its twelfth year, the carnival has become one of the central events in our community’s summer calendar. It helps to bring our community together and meet friends that have not seen each other for a while, or even make new friends.
The carnival is not for profit, supported by a local charity and run entirely for the benefit of the local community. All proceeds made from the carnival go back into our community – to those who need it most. The event is organised, run and staffed entirely by volunteers, and if you would like to volunteer your time, or to get involved in any way you can,all you need to do is email Bill Holland, the Club President, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate our village, our culture and our community in a spirit of fun and friendship and to provide the community with an affordable day out.
To raise funds to support local people, make lives better and and help those most in need in our community.
The carnival continues to grow and provides a day of fun, excitement, learning and celebration. This year will see a carnival of unprecedented scale, with over sixty stalls, 25 incredible attractions and an arena shows that will entertain the entire family, including a stunt man, Punch and Judy, a steel band and tug of war.
The annual event has grown rapidly over the last ten years. It is now the signature event of Shepshed’s summer, attracting in excess of three thousand people each year.
The following list relates to donations made by Shepshed Lions Club to charitable good causes in the local community. They relate to groups, individuals and projects undertaken to support those less fortunate in the community who we are happy to help. Over the years the Carnival proceeds enabled us to help the following groups:
This list is not exhaustive but evidences the variety and extent of good causes the Shepshed Lions Club has supported over recent years.
Shepshed Lions Club has also supported a number of young people who visit developing countries to assist with the building of schools and clinics, or have taken part in educational projects in those countries.
They are also part of Lions Clubs International, with Clubs in over 200 countries worldwide. As part of this organisation we have an obligation to support disasters all over the world, providing Humanitarian Aid. This is administered locally by Lions Clubs in the local area of the disaster. No more than 5% of our charitable funds are spent in this area of our work. Every single penny that is raised by Shepshed Lions Club is spent on charitable good causes.
We look forward to seeing you at Glenmore Park on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2020 – please come down, help us celebrate and raise even more for our community, and please remember, every single penny raised goes to charitable good causes.