Ballsbridge Lions Club is a service organisation of about 28 men and women members and based in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin.  Started on the 14th May 2018 with the idea of serving Dublin’s elderly, youth and disadvantaged people. It is part of the Irish Lions Clubs and Lions International, which is the largest service organisation in the world with more than 1.4million members in 210 countries.



Through fundraising and service:

List of Fundraising Ideas


Afternoon or lunchtime Tea Party

Local business workforce, are out in the summer air at lunchtime 


Annual Picnic

Picnic along the canal


Antiques Roadshow 

Afternoon for locals to bring their unknown objects to be appraised for €5 or €10


Artists Open Air Art Gallery

Annual Canal Stalls or railing open art gallery (50% donation of sales)


Art & Crafts

Community knitters for Bravery blankets for cancer patients

Knitting comforters for people with dementia

Hats for premature babies 

Knitting hats and scarves for homeless people 


Art Donations

Local people donating paintings they are not fond of anymore (for resell)


Bag Packing

Local supermarkets


Book Fair

Local residents asked to donate old books


Bake Sale

The bake cake sale... could be at a sports event in the area


Christmas Tree of Light

The Lions Club of Bridgend UK, has an annual Christmas Tree of Light is organised in conjunction with St Mary’s Church who very kindly agree to site the Tree outside the Church on Ewenny Road, Bridgend. 


The Christmas Tree is decorated with hundreds of white lights and is set up under the canopy of the church in early December. A short dedication service was held before the lights were switched on, with Christmas Carols led by St. Mary's School Choir. The dedication was held on Monday 4th December 2017 at 6pm


The Tree of Light is a point of focus for people who want to remember a loved one or a special cause at Christmas. Individuals can dedicate a light on the Tree for £5.00 and the name of your loved one(s) or cause are recorded on a board kept alongside the tree for all to read. Throughout the Christmas period the board is updated constantly as new names are added. Forms will be accepted right up until Christmas Eve. This year's sponsor form can be downloaded nearer the time - just print it out and post or deliver it to the address on the form or hand to any Lions Club member. 

The Tree has enabled us to raise over £8,000 


Churches local

Religious groups asking its members to donate items, for instance, old glasses to be recycled and used again in third world countries.


Corporate Social Responsibility, 

Often abbreviated "CSR," is a corporation's initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company's effects on environmental and social wellbeing. The term generally applies to efforts that go beyond what may be required by regulators or environmental protection groups.


Disco Dancing Night out

The nineteen seventies are here again!


Dublin Horse Show

Something in or around the Dublin Horse Show


Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle

In the many parks around Ballsbridge. From early March until Easter each year giant Easter Eggs (donated by Irish chocolate makers), could be raffled in local pubs, clubs, and shops who kindly agreed to assist us in this Fundraising venture. The draw takes place in each venue over the Easter holiday.


Golf Themes

From paintings of golfers, golfing outings to golf club green fees for raffle


Horseshoe Pitching

Teams battling it out which gives us a chance for a social and fundraising event


Jewelry collection, jewelry making/selling 

If you have high-value pieces you're looking to donate, an auction could be the best route for you. Or if your skill set lies in making, why not put on a 'make-your-own' craft session?


Music Nights 

Irish Music night

Local musicians night

Music on the canal


Office Collection Day / Office Fundraising 

Short of time but eager to make a difference? Then fundraising in the office could be the right activity for you. Fundraising activities for the office could include bake sales, an office Olympics, a dress-down day or perhaps take breakfast orders and set-up your own tea trolley. A morning coffee could make your colleagues more than happy to sponsor you!


Open Garden / Day 

If your garden is in full bloom or you have a house with a colourful history, why not open your doors for an entry fee and host an open house. With the kitchen close by, it will be easy to raise extra funds by offering refreshments and a great way to meet the neighbours!


Pancake race / Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday 

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. We don't mind what you call it as long as you flip for us.


Tug of War

Either on the canal bank or public park


Santa Came To Town, with Santa's Grotto and or Santa's Sleigh

Kids visit Santa around Christmas time for €5

Push Santa on his sleigh around Ballsbridge to visit the grown-up office workers with collection buckets

Santa's hampers for corporate offices could be full of...?


Sponsored Walk or Charity Swim (did someone say 40 foot!)

Local people


Sponsored Corporate Tree planting

Local companies



We could attend numerous fetes and fun days throughout the Ballsbridge area  



The raffle items could be items we collected, art prints, cool vintage lamp etc


Rugby themes

Several times a year there are international rugby matches in the area 



Collect vintage stuff from the local area and organise your own vintage sale with a vintage clothes swap? People pay a small fee for entry and you can raise funds on the day with activities and bake sales. 



List of Service Ideas



Local screening for kids by qualified professionals. Dyslexia training events and advice for parents about coping strategies at home and at school


Hearing Aids

Collecting used hearing aids from the local community for refurbishment and reuse across the world


It is almost 30 years since Lions Clubs International began the Used Hearing Equipment Project, this is important work, to collect and send in unwanted hearing aids, broken or working, analog or digital and any audiological equipment that has been donated.


We can include used Hearing Equipment in the same box as Used Spectacles.



Collecting used eyeglasses from the local community for refurbishment and reuse across the world


Screening for young people 

Early detection of ADHD and others conditions means early prevention 


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