The Southport Flower Show first started in 1924, and with only a few years break
(for other more important activities during the early 1940s!) has been held every
year since. This year marks the 83rd time the doors have been thrown open to the
Because carrying loads of shopping around for half a day is no-one’s idea of fun,
our three Plant Crèche and Left Luggage locations provide much-needed relief for
hundreds of visitors, and help us raise funds for our charitable activities.
We ask our customers to make a donation when they leave their goods with us, and
this forms an important part of the money we raise locally. But there is more to
it than just the money. Tens of thousands of the general public see that Lions is
an organisation which sets out to do practical things to help, and this is something
which many appreciate. Each year we receive additional donations from people who
don’t use our facilities, and dozens will tell us how they are members of Lions,
or have been involved in projects with Lions, or have received some benefit from
At the end of the day, when the muscles begin to ache a bit, these snippettes make
it all worthwhile!
So, it is time for a big THANK YOU to all those who put money in our buckets. And
a big THANK YOU to our colleagues from neighbouring Lions Clubs, and our volunteers,
who made this possible. And a big THANK YOU to Southport Flower Show, without whose
support none of this would happen!