Tom Dix Train (Update)

Our train is now back in action and has been to several fetes already this year. If you would like to book for next year please contact us.     At a recent fete a local dance group used our train for practice.

Braintree Real Ale Festival

Braintree Real Ale Festival Our next festival is the – Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th JUNE June 2024 Since June 2005 the Lions Club of Braintree, in association with North-West Essex CAMRA, has been organising a Real Ale Festival in Braintree. Our original plan was to help promote real ale in Braintree, but also to

The Tom Dix Train

Braintree Lions have been taking their train to schools and fetes for over 30 years. Giving children, young and old, rides. If you would like our train at your fete, please get in touch it is first come gets the date.  

Donations this Year

This year donations     £9,351.80 Alzheimers Society, British Heart Foundation, Basics Essex, Braintree Salvation Army Braintree Mencap, Carers Connect, Children in Need, Cancer Research (sponsored walk) Children’s Hospital Pyjamas, Crossroads  Braintree & Chelmsford, East Anglian Children’s Hospice Edith Borthwick School, Essex Blood Runners, First Stop Centre Braintree, Great Bradfords School (train) Helen Rollason Cancer Care,


Our train is now operational and has been to several Fetes last year and has donated £700 pounds from proceeds. If you require our train to enhance your Fete please contact us on a first come basis. Please contact Lion John