John Bennigsen

John Bennigsen

My name is John Bennigsen – I have been a member of the Alton Lions Club (CIO) for over 20 years

Lions International is a world-wide community service organisation, with members in almost every country on the planet; here in Alton, there are 32 of us, all committed to serving our local community –and enjoying ourselves in the process.

I have lived near Alton for over 30 years, enjoyed the atmosphere of a small country town and am keen to “put something back” into the local community. This ranges from delivering free Christmas gifts to pensioners, helping to run the Alton monthly Craft Fair, helping organise flu jabs at the surgery, marshalling at the bi-annual road races, running a stall at the Christmas market, helping out at the annual vintage car rally and the Party in the Park.

There is also a great social side, barbeques in the Summer, skittles evenings and local pub visits – these all add to the team spirit which makes me feel “warm and wanted” pleased and proud to be a Lion!

Would you like to know more about the Alton Lions? or are you interested in joining? or becoming a supporter?

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Alton Lions Club – Registered Charity No: 1174502
call us 0845 833 2701
or email