About District 105SW

About us

Lions Clubs International District 105SW support over 50 Lions Clubs in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset & North Somerset Find your nearest club.

Every Lions Club supports a range of good causes and local projects in its area where you can get involved.

Members from across the district actively attend district events to network with other Lions across the District.

Together the Lions across the district work together to promote Lions Club International Projects such as Message in a BottleSightFirst and Medic Alert. 

Lions work together to deliver on our mission statement.


The DG Team for 2020-21.
Left to right: 2nd Vice District Governor Lion Lesley Chudley (Crewkerne), 1st Vice District Governor Lion Mark Lockie (Weymouth & Portland), District Governor Lion David Fitzpatrick (Portishead) and Immediate Past District Governor Lion Jim Partridge-Hogbin (Seaton & District)

Who can join Lions International?

We invite new men and women members. Lions International brings something extra to your life

How do I join?

We are always looking for new members who are passionate about performing local volunteer work in their community – and communities around the world. If you’ve got a couple of hours to spend in a week or even if a month then you’re the kind of person that we’re looking for.

Find out how close you are to your nearest club by using our Club Finder page.

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Air ambulances across the British Isles will receive vital equipment in the battle against COVID-19 – thanks to generous £160,000 grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

District Governor of 105SW, Lion Jim Partridge-Hogbin, says: “We know that air ambulance charities have been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve faced considerable extra – unbudgeted – day to day costs – at the same time as lockdown has affected fund-raising.

Now, thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the US, we can provide immediate support for this emergency service that touches lives in all our local communities.”

Working with Air Ambulances UK, Lions Clubs compiled a list of equipment and supplies needed by individual air ambulance charities – totalling £161,468.

Local Lions have continued to support their communities facing difficulties due to COVID-19. This latest boost for air ambulance charities comes on top of £140,000 awarded in grants to foodbanks and other causes nominated by Lions clubs across the British Isles.

As well as their ‘day job’ – responding to accidents, traumatic incidents and medical emergencies – air ambulances are supporting the COVID-19 response to help reduce the huge burden on the NHS and other public services.

The equipment and supplies they requested, which has been funded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation grant, includes isolation capsules and decontamination units, separation screens, PPE, ventilators, respirators and hoods, a thermal screening camera and monitoring system, compression devices, fluid warmers, an ultrasound cardiac probe, and mobile connectivity devices.

Heather Benjamin, Chair of Air Ambulances, UK said: “The donation of equipment and supplies by Lions helps air ambulance charities to support the COVID-19 response and their communities in these extraordinary times and beyond.”

Youth Projects

The district has a number of youth projects including Young Ambassador and Young Leaders in Service.

Youth projects are designed to help young people make new friends and also provide support in their personal development.

You can read more about this on our Youth pages.

Lions Brass 4 Youth LogoLions Brass 4 Youth is North Somerset’s County Youth Brass Band, for young, improving brass musicians. The Band accepts new members from of all ages with or without musical experience.

Lions Brass 4 Youth provide the only opportunity in the county, and beyond, for young people aged 21 and under to improve, perform and to have fun making music! More Information