The Lions Club of Jersey
The Lions Club of Jersey

The Lions Club of Jersey was chartered on 30th November 1963 and draws its members from every trade and profession and its current membership includes bankers, retailers, growers, IT professionals, civil and electronics engineers, writers, accountants, importers, surveyors and architects. The Club meets monthly and its members divide themselves into a number of sub-committees dealing with fund-raising, welfare, and social events.

The Lions’ prime function is to serve their local community and, thanks to the generosity of the people of Jersey, the Jersey Lions Club has distinguished itself as one of the most successful Lions Club fund-raisers in Britain. The best-known event with which our name is associated is the annual Swimarathon. Visit to find out more.

Swimarathon AND Pedal Car Grand Prix fund raiserS

The Swimarathon is one of the largest fundraising events in Jersey.


It started in 1972 and has raised over £3.3m since then. We are delighted with how the event has become a community event with schools, corporate, club, charity and family teams taking part. We are currently looking for a new sponsor for this event.


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The Jersey Pedal Car Grand Prix is open to teams with five pedal car drivers who race in relay around the 440 yard circuit (5 laps). A total of 32 teams can participate on a first come first served basis. The cost of participation is just £100 per team and all proceeds raised goes to the Lions Club of Jersey which supports registered Jersey charities.


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Maison Des Landes,  radio lions and peace poster competition

Maison de Landes is a charitable Trust set-up by the Lions Club of Jersey. The Trust runs a holiday hotel catering for disabled guests and their families or escorts, in  accommodation which has been specially designed to meet the needs of the disabled.

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Radio Lions is the hosptial broadcasting service of the Jersey General Hospital set up by the Lions Club of Jersey. For more information visit:


Lions Peace Poster Competition 2018 Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for children encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.


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Brown Bursary Project

Could you devise a charitable project upon which you could spend up to £9,000?


Following the receipt of a generous bequest from the late Robert E. Brown’s estate, the Lions of Jersey are establishing an annual bursary of up to £9,000, starting in 2018.


We invite groups of young people, from schools, youth clubs and other similar organisa-tions to compete for the bursary by telling us how they would spend charitable money for the good of the community.


The Lions believe that whereas the young people of Jersey have always excelled in helping raise funds for numerous charities across a range of events, they rarely get the opportunity to put significant funds to good use themselves.

In addition to providing the funding for the selected group, we will also provide mentoring support to help guide you towards achieving your aims. A panel of judges appointed by the Lions will select the group and project & award the bursary.


For information and the application form please click here.

Our History and background

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL was founded in 1917 in the United States by businessman Melvin Jones who felt that successful people like himself and his colleagues should devote some of the energies which had enabled them to succeed in business to serving their local communities. Appropriately he chose “We Serve” as the Lions’ motto.


Lions Clubs now exist in more than 170 countries and more than 2.5 million men and women wear the distinctive lapel pin.


The Lions Club of Jersey was formed in November 1963, at the instigation of the Lions Clubs of Southampton and St. Malo. Today, there are still eight members of the Jersey Lions Club who were among the founders.


Lion Mike Berry is the 2018/19 President of the Lions Club of Jersey find out more in the press release below.

New president 2018-2019
Find out more about our new Lions President.
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