Alton Lions Club’s 50 for 50 Challenge

Group of Alton Lions Club members in field

This year, Alton Lions Club is hosting the ’50 for 50’ fundraising challenge to celebrate its 50th year to raise money for our young adults’ hospice, Jacksplace.

The challenge is running over 164 days from the end of May and will see the club’s members and local communities complete an activity of their choice 50 times. The event caters for all abilities and creative thinkers, and can include anything from walking, knitting and cycling, to chores, giving up food and litter picking!

Moira Baker, President of Alton Lions Club (CIO), said:

2023 is a big year for Alton Lions Club as we celebrate 50 years of service, offering help and support to those in need, both in the local and wider community and around the world. Always keen to look at new ways of raising funds to support this work, this summer we are inviting local folk to join us in the ’50 for 50 Challenge’ - an opportunity to challenge yourself to complete one or more activities 50 times, and to raise sponsorship whilst doing so.

Alton Lions Club with collection bucket at stall

To make the most of this challenge we have selected a charity to touch the hearts of all those who live, work and play within Alton and the surrounding area, and that charity is Jacksplace. I really hope that people will pick up the gauntlet and make this a challenge that will match the amazing achievements of Alton Lions over the past 50 years, and one that will provide a significant financial boost to the inspirational vision that is Jacksplace.

— Moira Baker, President of Alton Lions Club

Tash Haji, Senior Community Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:

The Alton Lions Club have supported us with their fundraising activities since 2001 and we are very excited to work with them again to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We couldn’t be there for local life limited and life threatened children, young adults and families without the help of our supporters. So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Alton Lions Club for selecting our charity for this event and for their continued wonderful support.

Alton Lions Club is based in Hampshire and was formed in 1972 to provide community and fundraising activities in fellowship and friendship and forms part of the network of British and Irish Lions Clubs. Lions Clubs are an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world. There are more than 1.4 million members in 200 countries and they share the core belief of ‘community is what we make it’.

Would you like to get involved?!

Alton Lions Club are looking for local groups, schools, colleges - everyone! to get involved with 50 for 50. Why not walk/run around your local field 50 times; do 50 kind things/chores for family, friends or neighbours; pick up 50 pieces of litter; or knit 50 hats? Pick any activity you love and raise sponsorship for Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Get in touch with our team to find out more.