Swanley and North Downs Lions (S&ND) is a member of Lions International, the world's largest service organisation with 1.4 million members in nearly 200 countries, uniting people in fellowship and community service.Founded in 1977 as Farningham and District Lions, S&ND serves the towns and villages along Kent's North Downs. raising funds locally and meeting requests for help from organisations and individuals, giving preference to those within our catchment area. The ‘lions’ share is dedicated to the local hospice service, caring for adults, children - and their families - and based on Lions House, Gravesend, which the club helped to found. Our regular fund-raising activities include a Sponsored Walk in the Kent countryside in the Spring; ‘Bike around Brands' on a Friday evening in August and regular Quiz Evenings. We also 'shake a bucket' at local shopping centres each Christmas and take carols and Santa Claus to the streets of our towns and villages. Just click one of the buttons on the left for more information. We also enjoy a lively social programme and even fund-raising events can be fun! If you’d like to find out what Lionism in Swanley and North Downs is all about, just click on the 'Meet the Lions' button - and we'll be delighted to tell you more.