Welcome to Mid Tyne Lions Club
Registered Charity No. 1125059

Making a difference in the community

We are a registered charity dedicated to serving our local community. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and generous donations, we strive to improve the lives of those in need.

Mid Tyne Lions Club

We meet 2nd Tuesdays monthly at 7.30 p.m.

Tyneside Golf Club, Old Ryton Village, Tyne and Wear NE40 3QE

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Club Officers 2023 /
Rosie Newton Secretary: 
Alan Ashburner

About Us

Our mission

At Mid Tyne Lions Club, our mission is to make a positive impact in our community. We believe in the power of volunteering and the importance of giving back. Through various initiatives and projects, we aim to address pressing social issues and work towards a better future for all.

Who We Are

Highly motivated volunteers


The International Association of Lions Clubs began as the dream of Chicago businessman Melvin Jones.
He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large.
An organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs".
Just three years after its formation, the association became International when the first club in Canada was established.
Major international expansion continued as clubs were established, particularly throughout Europe, Asia and Africa during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lions Clubs International has grown to include 1.4 million men and women in approximately 48,000 clubs located in 200 countries and geographic areas. 
Mid Tyne Lions Club was formed in 1991 and became a Registered Charity in 2008.

The Club is part of Lions Clubs International District 105N which covers the
North East of England and Scotland.


Years of Service

1,000's of 

Projects Completed


Community Members Reached

Community Engagement

We actively engage with our local community through events, workshops, and initiatives that promote social involvement and inclusivity.

Areas of benefits 
Lions clubs provide extensive opportunities for men and women to learn and grow while serving locally and internationally. Lions continue to address needs that are often unmet in Communities, such as • teaching life skills to school children. • building playgrounds and homes and supporting the elderly. • assisting the blind and visually impaired by providing preventative screenings, offering resources and equipment. • reaching out to youth through mentoring and educational programmes. • raising awareness of health care issues, such as diabetes, hearing loss and vision impairment. • providing disaster relief, including food, supplies and healthcare screenings. • work collectively and individually to build strong communities.

Charitable Initiatives

We organize and support various charitable initiatives that focus on important causes such as education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation.

Where We Are

Often considered to be the prettiest village on Tyneside, Ryton in the early 19th century was a popular residential area for wealthy Newcastle businessmen and merchants. Traditionally, Ryton’s economy was built on coal-mining and agriculture. 
Today, the area is a largely affluent one, attracting city professionals who want the benefit of a rural retreat, but one that’s not too far from the thriving city center of Newcastle. 
Set on a steep, richly wooded bank, seven miles west from Newcastle, the area is surrounded by magnificent countryside. 
Since the mines closed in the early 1960s, the village has been well landscaped to accommodate light industries in a leafy and largely attractive setting. There are fine mansions set within wooded grounds, several handsome terraces and villas. 
Ryton also benefits from good public transport links with a regular bus service to Crawcrook, Prudhoe and Hexham to the west and the Metro Centre, Gateshead and Newcastle to the east. 

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals from all walks of life who want to make a difference and contribute to their community.

Fundraising / Service Projects

Through fundraising events and campaigns, we raise essential funds to support our charitable activities and create a lasting impact.

FUNDRAISING INCOME is raised from:  
Attendance at Local events/fairs,
Sundry Donations
Easter Egg Tombola.
Stalls and Tombola and Games.

We visit with Santa at Christmas time.

We collect and recycle spectacles.

We promote and issue potentially life saving "Message in a Bottle" facilities.

We help and give donations to other local organizations and groups.

We support International Projects including LCIF, 
Medic Alert, Sight Services, Diabetes Awareness. Water Aid, Disasters and the Visually impaired.

Why should I become a Lion?

 As a Lions club member, you can:

Make a difference everyday in your community. 

Provide support locally or reach out internationally.
Grow personally and professionally by participating in our programmes, community service projects and events.
Have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues.
Develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders.
Have access to membership discounts and services.

Could YOU become a Lion?
Are you over 18 years of age, of any ablement or of any ethnic or religious background?
Can you spare a couple of hours one or two evenings a month? Do you like meeting people?
Would you like to put something back into the community?
Answer yes to any of these and you could be a lion.

Interested in becoming a member?
Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. If you are interested in membership, contact us and say you want to attend a meeting to learn more.
We also meet socially each month for meals out etc. (In fact for anything that enhances the Fun aspect of being a Lion) Attendance is entirely optional.
We meet 2nd Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. Tyneside Golf Club, Old Ryton Village, Tyne and Wear NE40 3QE.

Telephone No. 0345 833 9527

Email: lionsashburner-105ne@talktalk.net

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