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.

See Forthcoming Events in the list on the right



We have announced Friends of Stowmarket Lions

We have decided that as well as supporting the community in lots of ways there are people in the community that would like to help us where and when they can.  

So we have decided to open a group call “Friends of Stowmarket Lions”.  For example we get a lot of help from individuals and groups for Santa’s sleigh, and these participants would like to know more about us and when we need help.

See more here

Stowmarket Lions President.

Stowmarket Christmas fayre

Stowmarket Lions are going to be at the Stowmarket Christmas fayre.

We shall be between Costa and Zarkeys on Sunday 26th November 2023, so come and visit us.

Stowmarket town council – Christmas Fayre

Last year we converted to a fully battery operated sleigh, so that we don’t need to use the noisy generator.  We also use less electricity which will be good for the environment.

Thanks go to Tony Sparrow of Stowmarket Vehicles Installs, for checking over the sleigh and giving it a service.

We rely the friendship of many local people and companies, and we are really grateful for all those that help.  Zarkeys is also a very good supported of Stowmarket Lions Club.

For a list of dates and locations of where we are taking Santa around the community 

Click here