Programme 2019

This page provides an overview of the events planned during 2019

Month   Day   Event   Venue    

All Year   All Year   Book Sales   East Grinstead and Lingfield Railway Stations   In conjunction with Southern Region we are pleased to announce that books are available on book shelves at these railway stations for travellers to purchase. Books are £1 each and all funds raised go towards our local charities

January   Saturday 26th   Senior Citizens Party     Sackville School, East Grinstead   The Party is once again being held at Sackville School. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for attendance please call 0845 833 9506. See SERVICE page for more details

March   Saturday 9th  between 6.30 & 9.30pm   2019 Swim  

The Kings Centre, Moat Road, East Grinstead.


For those who have not taken part in the past, it is a fundraising event for teams of 6 swimmers who swim in relay for 25 minutes having arranged personal sponsorship.Teams can swim for a charity of choice or club/organisation funds, with 60% of the total raised being allocated to that chosen cause and the remaining 40% donated to the Lions to support local good causes. The Lions club does all the organising, leaving teams to concentrate on securing sponsorship.

The locally owned McDonald's in East Grinstead sponsored the Swimathon.

May    Monday 6th   May Fair   High Street, East Grinstead   The event will be opened by the Mayor of East Grinstead at 10am followed by a number of events during the day. The High Street will be closed to traffic and filled with stalls and entertainment for all the family. This event will also include the May Queen Competition. Entrants can apply at the stage area on the day or contact our President (see membership page). The Fair will close at 4pm. Programmes will be on sale before and during the event.

July   Sunday 28th  

Donkey Derby

Free Admission

  King Georges Field adjacent to the Kings Centre with access from Moat Road. 10am until 4pm  

Fun and Entertainment for all the family. Stalls, Punch & Judy, Childrens Rides, A Beer Tent, Food and Refreshments, etc.and Donley races.

There will be 7 races starting at 1pm. and Donkey Rides for the children.

A Fun Dog Show (Registration starts at 12noon and Judging commences at 1.35pm just £2 to enter each class), Punch & Judy, Childrens Rides, A Beer Tent, Refreshments, etc.

July/August   7th July and 4th August   Town Events   East Court   Support to Town Events with stall selling Candy Floss, Pop Corn and other refreshments 

September   To be advised   East Grinstead   Imberhorne   Supoort to the Imberhorne 10k Run

October   Saturday Date to be advised   Charter Anniversary Dinner       Social Event to celebrate our 51st Charter Anniversary

October   13th October   East Grinstead   East Grinstead   Primary Schools Cross Country Run

October   To be advised   East Grinstead       Mud Run


November   Sunday 10th   Remembrance Day   High Street East Grinstead   Marshalling and support for the event.

November   Saturday 23rd   Prostate Testing   East Court Mansion   This event will be publicised in the Autumn and that will include an invitation to apply for a PSA Test. Appointments will then be made for Saturday the 23rd November between 10am and 4pm when experts will be on hand to explain the process. Prior to this testing, Prostate awareness information will be distributed in East Grinstead. Local doctors surgerys have been advised.

December   To be advised    Fund Raising Raffle   Waitrose   Fund Raising for the upcoming annual Senior Citizens Party 

December   To be advised   Santa's Grotto   Town Centre    


Many of the events have been photographed and these pictures are shown on the Gallery Pages

Updated: 8.4.19

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