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Leo Plumley Award

In 2019 the trophy was awarded to Lion Austen Cohen of Salisbury and District Lions Club 

for his work in helping the homeless in Salisbury and providing Sunday lunches for them.

In 2018 the trophy was awarded to Trowbridge Lions Club

for their continued practical help in thir community especially their twice monthly support of the homeless by providing food.  

In 2017 the trophy was awarded to Basingstoke Lions Club

for their community service and for their proactive attitude in approaching local causes to help.

In 2016 the trophy was presented to Bournemouth Lions Club

for the last two years holding Happy, Healthy Living Days provide health advise to members of their community

In 2015 the trophy was awarded to Reading Lions Clubs 

for their work in providing prostate cancer screening for 1700 men over the past 3 years and for advising other clubs in 105D on how to carry out such screenings

July 2014 Update

At Cabinet on July 19th it was agreed that the criteria for this award should be changed to This Award is presented to the Lions Club or Zone who have made a significant contribution to helping those less fortunate than themselves in their community.

It is hoped that by widening the criteria that more clubs will be eligible to enter this competition.

Lion Leo Plumley was a highly regarded President of Sherborne 
I understand that Leo Plumley was the District officer for sight, for a number of years in the late eighties/early nineties. Leo was very dedicated to the extent that he travelled around the district making clubs aware of the sight related issue and projects, inspiring Lions by his enthusiasm and he received a International award for his work, It is thought that he was also involved with Diabetes projects for the district.

Leo was not a well man but he still continued his work without complaint and  It was great sadness he was taken ill and passed to higher services until his relatively early death some 20 years or so ago.
 But it was not long before the award was introduce as a fitting memory to his dedication to Lions and his dedication to sight projects

In 2014 The trophy was awarded jointly to Hayling Island Lions Club 

for various projects and to Zone C for their support and attendance at The Special Olympics in 2013

The winner for 2013 was BOURNEMOUTH LIONS CLUB

It was given for their work with the deaf and the Deaf Awareness Programme in particular.  The training session was organised by Lion Barbara Jeremiah and 61 people attended.  See page 42 of the February/March Lion Magazine for more details

The winner for 2012 was Zone 4K Farnborough, Fleet, Hart, Hook and Odiham, Yateley and, still maintaining their link with their old Zone, Loddon Valley

For the last 19 years these 6  clubs have organised a FUN FEST for people with physical and learning difficulties and their carers. Last year 625 people enjoyed many attractions including games organised by the local clubs and Marching bands, Elvis and displays. Funding comes from the participating clubs, a dance and by use of available grants.  Apart from food everything is free.  Hendon from 105A also assist and have started their own event.  To the Lions who attend it is hard work but the best day of their Lionistic yea

The winner for 2011 was Hayling Island

Why not nominate your club for the 2014-15 competition?  Please click here to find the nomination form. For more information on the projects covered by the Community Relations Portfolio please contact

Judith Goodchild Community Relations Portfolio Holder