LIONS annual FERN Bonfire
at the Speech House



2009 onwards

From 2009 onwards, after paying for all expenses for the events, the LIONS F.E.R.N. Committee has passed the remaining proceeds on to the particating Lions clubs. The Lions clubs then distribute the proceeds to good causes in the local community. The links above will take you to the club web sites.


Due to adverse weather and hence lower numbers attending the 2008 event the beneficiaries were very limited. However donations were made to the organising clubs and were distributed by them.

The 2007 FERN event

The 2007 event. - Photos by Mark Yonge.


Among those to benefit in 2007 were:

  • The Bluebird Club
  • Cinderford Rainbows
  • Time and Place
  • Blakeney Room to Grow
  • Great Oaks Hospice
  • Stonham House Women's Refuge
  • Ruardean Acorns Pre-school Group
  • Steam Mills under 5's Group
  • English Bicknor C of E School
  • The Golden Triangle Club
  • Family Haven
  • Mitcheldean Guides
  • James Hopkins Trust
  • Coleford Deaf and Hard of Hearing
FERN Presentation 2007

The Forester - February 14th 2008.


Among those to benefit in 2006 were:

  • The Dilke Memorial Hospital
  • Lydney Hospital
  • Forest of Dean Community Church (Cinderford)
  • Steam Mills under 5's
  • Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group
  • Coleford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Club
  • Blakeney under 5's
  • Great Oaks Hospice (Coleford)
  • Forest of Dean Womens Services
  • C.A.N.D.I. (Cinderford)
  • Mitcheldean Early Learners
  • Newent Association For The Disabled
  • The Golden Triangle Club (Lydney)
  • Drybrook Ducklings
  • Pillowell early years group
  • Forest of Dean Diabetes Support Group
  • UPLIFT (Lydney)
  • Blue Bird Club (based at Broadwell)
  • Cinderford YMCA
  • SARA (Severn Area Auxillary Rescue)
  • Pillowell Band (-instruments for Pillowell School)
  • Forest Mobility
  • Lydney Air Training Corps 614 Squadron
  • St Johns Ambulance
FERN Presentaion Evening in 2006

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review' 15 December 2006

The Forester 2006

The Forester December 14th 2006.


Among those to benefit in 2005 were:

  • Parkinson's Disease Society
  • Pillowell Early Years Group
  • Holy Trinity Drybrook
  • The Bluebird Club
  • Severn Area Rescue Association
  • Forest of Dean Women's Services
  • Golden Triangle of Lydney
  • Mitcheldean Scouts and Cubs
  • League of Friends of the Dilke Hospital
  • Mitcheldean Early Learners
  • Lydney Air Training Corps 614 Squadron
  • St John Ambulance