For the past 7 years members of Romiley and Marple Lions Club have worked with the Dragon Miniature Railway at Marple Garden Centre by providing a Magical Christmas Grotto. Children ride on 'Santa Specials' from the end of November right up to Christmas week. The trains stop at Santa's grotto where the children get chance to chat with Santa and each child receives a gift, a drink and a biscuit as well as the all important 'Rules for Christmas Eve'!

Pictured below is Brian Lomas from the Dragon Miniature Railway presenting Lion President Pat Brady and 'Santa's helpers' with a cheque for £2,067 for their sterling efforts during the 2015 Christmas Season.

As well as working on the railway, Lion Terry Harding organises the Santa Dash (see below) and helps Santa with the Breakfast and Tea with Santa at Marple Garden Centre!


December 6th 2015

The brave runners set out from Marple Memorial Park at 12 o'clock cheered on by friends, families and members of The Lions. See picture gallery below. Keep an eye out here for details of our 2016 Santa Dash!

Proceeds from sponsorship go to Kidney Research UK and all other funds raised go towards Lions charitable causes..

For further inforamtion please contact Lion Terry on 0161 303 0011

Ready for the 'off'! The 2015 Santa Dash Runners are marshalled to the start by members of Romiley and Marple Lions Club.





Romiley and Marple Lions Club

serving the local community since 1982