Sleigh Activities 2021

We will be collecting to enable us to continue our charity work in the community so please be generous.

Please keep safe and social distance.
Please don’t crowd around the sleigh.
For safety reasons you will not be allowed to enter the sleigh.
You are welcome to take photos of Santa and the Sleigh

Santa is really looking forward to seeing you and the children at the stopping places.

DateAreaTime & Location
Mon 6th DecAuckley / Branton / Lindholme
Tues 7th DecDunscroft
Wed 8th DecMoorends
Thurs 9th DecThorne (Kirton Lane) Stainforth
Fri 10th DecThorne Market (Finkle Street / Horse Fair Green)
Fri 10th DecDunsville
Sat 11th DecBarnby Dun
Sat 11th DecHatfield
Sun 12th DecAsda Doncaster
Sun 12th DecHatfield Woodhouse
Mon 13th DecFinningley
Tues 14th DecHatfield / Dunscroft
Wed 15th DecEdenthorpe (East)
Thurs 16th DecThorne (North)
Fri 17th DecKirk Sandall
Sat 18th DecThorne Retail Park
Sat 18th DecDoncaster
Sat 18th DecAuckley / Hayfield (Robin Hood)
Sun 19th DecAsda Doncaster
Mon 20th DecThorne (South)
Tues 21st DecEdenthorpe (West)
Wed 22nd DecHatfield / Hatfield Woodhouse
Thurs 23rd DecBranton

Sleigh Activities 2020

It is with the greatest regret that Thorne Rural Lions have had to make the decision to cancel our Sleigh activities for 2020.

Our Lion members have spent much of 2020 working on the sleigh ready for this year, our plans and the work begin early in the year. An whilst we have explored every possibility to take the sleigh out this year it has been decided that it would not be safe for the public or our volunteers. One idea was to go out with a minimum team with Santa, a driver 4 others with no collections and ask the public to wave from their doorstep or window. Most would, some wouldn’t. We cover such a large area and we could not risk spreading the disease from one area to another.

It’s just one year, they’ll be many more. Hugely disappointing, not just for you but for us too.  If people were to gather, we could be accused of encouraging it, which would be against Covid Law. The journey around the district could be regarded as an ‘unnecessary journey’ and would be against Covid Law. We could not risk a heavy fine. Then yesterday we were told that we wouldn’t get insurance.

As Lions we are devastated about cancelling the Sleigh activities, we hope you understand. We are still continuing our good work where we can and continue with the 2020 Toy Appeal

Please note we are aware of other Lions Clubs receiving abuse due to the cancellations and we will not respond to any negative comments.

Thorne Rural Lions wish you all the best for Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2021

Mini Bus Appeal

We operate a community bus service that works all year round transporting people to the places they need to go. The service is open to all, and our passengers include the elderly, children and people of all ages with disabilities and social care needs.

We have already purchased the bus, but need £4,000 for essential adaptations including tip seats, non-slip flooring, a grab handle and an all important manual step.

We have received a competitive quote for this work, and are confident that this is the best price. If successful, the work can be done immediately, and will ensure that the bus is accessible for all in the community.

What we’ll deliver:

Freedom of access and mobility
Access to the wider borough
Why it’s a great idea:

The bus is in use all the time, but is currently difficult for some people to use. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunities, so access is vital. By doing this work, we will ensure that anyone who needs to use the bus can. We cut across need and across communities: we just want to help, regardless of the need and the request, and this will help us to do that.

Steps to get it done:

Fit out of bus

Please support us via this link –

President Changeover Night 2016

Our changeover night will take place on Friday 1st July 2016 @ Doncaster Deaf Trust College in the Eastfield Suite.

Our new President Elect Lion Clas Wraith will take over from this years President Lion Terry Wilcox, their will be refreshments, fun and entertainment on to welcome our next President & this also is the start of the Lions centenary year.

Thorne Rural Lions 45th Charter Invitation

Lion President Terry Wilcox requests the pleasure of your company at Thorne Rural Lion’s Charter night on Friday 12th February 2016 at “Hatfield’s”, Hatfield, Doncaster 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 pm.

The evening will consist of good food, good humour and a good night to be had by all, and a cost of only £18 per person, we intend to make this a night for everyone to enjoy themselves & hopefully you will be able to join us as we look forward to seeing you.