Young Ambassador Scheme

Identifying candidates for this initiative has proven difficult in recent years. So difficult In fact that the club was unable to submit a candidate in 2017. Hopefully, this is just a blip and we are successful in 2018.

This scheme is a great opportunity for young adults to met similarly motivated people.

(See below for updates on Becky's Everest challenge - she was the young ambassador for 2010)

Young people from schools and colleges in our area, who have shown, by their actions, community spirit are given a chance to promote a project of their chosing. Each club can identify a candidate to represent it.

The candidate is selected by interview on a friendly basis and then goes foward to a district final where the candidate will meet other young persons with similar aims and ideas. Should they win this, then sponsorship is given so their chosen project. 

Young Ambassador for 2012

Once again Eastleigh are delighted that their candidate for Young Ambassador was successful at the District finals in January 2012. Laura Pelligrini, a student at Barton Peveril 6th Form College, plans to use her bursary to puchase equipment for the BOAZ project. For more details visit their website

The District finals of the Young Ambassador competition was held on Saturday 14th January 2012 at the Hinton Firs Hotel, Bournemouth. The panel of judges had a very difficult task in determining the winner from the four candidates, but eventually announced that the candidate who will represent our District at next month's Multiple District Finals will be Laura Pellegrini, sponsored by the Lions Club of Eastleigh. Laura will go to Dudley with the good wishes of all of us in District 105D.



young ambassador laurayoung ambassador finals
The Lions Young Ambassador scheme acknowledges the work of young people working as volunteers and gives them the recognition they deserve... boosting their self esteem, their confidence in themselves and highlighting the charities and volunteer groups with which they are involved.
The aim of the scheme, which operates throughout Europe, is to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community, supporting the best of our Lions' ideals.
In previous years, candidates have been involved in helping young and older people, disabled, able bodied and disadvantaged and have organised projects in conservation, crime prevention, promoting healthier lifestyles, hospital radio and other initiatives.


 Young Ambassador for 2010 

Eastleigh were delighted to support  Rebecca Bellworthy in her bid to become Young Ambassador for the District. A tiltle she won in January 2010. Her chosen project involved planning a special day out for attendees of the 'Romsey Gateway Club'.

 She then represented the district at the British Isles and Ireland finals in Birmingham. The ultimate winner being the representative from Ireland.

Rebecca at conventionaward YA cupPictures from convention 2010

The picture shows Rebecca receiving her cup from District Governor Lion Judith Goodchild, together with Richard High, the district's young ambassador coordinator.

Bebecca stated that it was great to meet so many interesting people who also give their time and energy to help others. She is keeping in touch with them and is planning to visit Ireland in the summer.

Pictures from convention 2010


Becky's Everest Attempt - 2011

We're saddened to announce that Becky Bellworthy, the 19 year old bidding to become the youngest British woman to summit Everest, has had to be evacuated from base camp to Kathmandu by helicopter after becoming seriously ill.  Becky had been in Nepal for almost a month, and was making steady progress acclimatising, reaching camp two, before suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness.  Doctors on the mountain agreed that Becky's evacuation was of the highest priority, as to remain at altitude would put her at risk of suffering a stroke.  Thankfully, since arriving in Kathmandu, Becky's condition has been treated swiftly and she has now been declared fit to fly.  A clearly emotional Becky managed to maintain her composure whilst speaking on her expedition departure of the intense disappointment of her dreams and ambitions being so rapidly snuffed out.  Thanking her supporters and sponsors, Becky said she hopes to return to Everest in 2012 for another attempt at reaching the summit.  All at Rock Climbing UK, and Eastleigh Lions, would like to wish Becky a speedy return to the UK, a smooth recovery and all the best for her university studies and future Everest expeditions.


Becky's 2nd Everest Attempt - 2012

The club were delighted to hear that Becky has been successful at her second attempt. She reached the top at 2am on Saturday, 19th May. Is there nothing that this girl cannot do?

This feat was achieved whilst attending university, studying medicine.