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

Lion Ride 2023

Stowmarket Lions held their annual Lion Ride in aid of Marie Curie on the 11th June.  The location at Elmswell Blackbourne Centre is ideal as there are routes out and around the beautiful Suffolk countryside. 


It was quite a warm day, with the sun shining and temperatures starting to rise at 8:30 when the first rider left.  Signs were checked starting at 4:00am.  Stowmarket Lion were out in force helping setup the hall and manning marshalling points throughout routes.  The first rider left at 8:30am.  There were also feeding stations, so riders had access to water and bananas at three points around the course.  There are a lot of volunteers that help to make this work, and I would like to thank all of them. The staff at the centre helped a great deal too.


Representatives of Marie Curie attended so that they could raise the profile of this excellent cause and to answer any questions.   Stowmarket Lions has supported the Marie Curie charity for a number of years, and we have been able to raise over £2,000 with the Lion Ride 2023.


At the end of the Lion Ride, each rider was checked back in and presented with a medal.  Some of the riders also chose to have their picture taken as proof of their participation.  These were sent to the individual riders during the following week.


Feed back from the riders was excellent., this is an example of what they said.

  • Hi, thanks for organising the ride and the photo. We felt the route , 50k, was excellent, lots of rural roads and villages. The signage was very good  and we didn’t miss any turnings. Lots of friendly marshals at some of the turns too . Refreshment stops both worked well with water and bananas available. We hope to do the ride again in 2024.
  • The ride was good and enjoyable, and no aspect could be criticised


Please put the date 9th June 2024 in your diary for next year.