2024 Boxing was a great success

Annual Boxing Dinner raises over £10,000 for local causes

Stowmarket Lions, in association with Eastgate Boxing Club, recently held their annual Ernie Pearce Memorial Boxing Dinner at the Debenham Leisure Centre. A capacity crowd of over 300 enjoyed a brilliant display of amateur boxing together with a delicious three course dinner with the event raising over £10,000 for local causes.

The Ernie Pearce Memorial Boxing Dinner, which is now in its 30th year, is one the biggest fundraising events on the Stowmarket Lions calendar.

Commenting on this year’s event Stowmarket Lions Club President Bob Cuff said ‘the event has sustained longevity through the constant support of local businesses and individuals and I, on behalf of the club, would like to express my thanks for this continued support.

The event takes months of planning and commitment from many people to ensure it is well organised and runs smoothly, my thanks to all who have been involved in the planning and to those who helped on the night.’

If you would like a table with friends or colleagues at next year’s Boxing Dinner scheduled for Friday 21 March 2025 then please contact us at boxing2025@stowlions.org.uk 



Stowmarket Lions present cheques

Because of the excellent help we received from other organisations last year with the sleigh we were able to present cheques to those organisations who helped us out.

Cheque to Needham Firefights who donated this to Suffolk Accident and Rescue service

Cheque to Haugley Amateur dramatic society

Thanks to all those that helped with Santa’s sleigh.

Another successful year for Santa’s helpers

 Stowmarket Lions January 2024 Update

Santa Sleigh – Over £10,000 raised to support local causes

With Santa now back home in the North Pole enjoying a very well earned rest Stowmarket Lions are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our local community, Santa Sleigh raised over £10,000 to support local causes.

We are naturally delighted with this result which could not have been achieved without a huge effort from many people and organisations including over 200 fund raising collectors.

Santa Sleigh was spreading Christmas cheer around Stowmarket, Needham Market and villages on 12 nights during December as well as being static in Stowmarket on 5 days.

So a very big THANK YOU to all the Lions, family and friends, local clubs and organisations for all their help and support.

And to the people of Stowmarket, Needham Market and villages for their wonderful generosity.

Finally to Santa for spreading Christmas cheer in our community at his busiest time of year.

Until next December – thank you one and all.

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