John the Lyon & Friends SHAF Mini-Series

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Back in 2018, John Lyon’s Charity presented a little twist to the School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) by introducing a furry friend to the JLC family in the form of John the Lyon.

John the Lyon went on many adventures with a number of Grantees and had a “ROAR-some” time!

This year, we are bringing John the Lyon back and introducing a couple of his friends in a special three-part animation series. If you can’t go out with John the Lyon, then John the Lyon will come to you!

Over the next three weeks, you will see John the Lyon and friends go on three different SHAF adventures but where will they go? Tune in each Friday to find out.

Of course there couldn’t be a John the Lyon challenge without a competition. See details on how to enter below.

Episode one: John the Lyon & Friends go to the beach

Episode Two: John the Lyon & Friends go to the theatre

Episode Three: John the Lyon & Friends go to the theme park


Competition Time! 

A young person within your organisation could win a £100 Amazon OR Highstreet voucher. To enter, all you need to do is draw or make something that John the Lyon and friends did on their SHAF Adventure.  

If you have watched episode one, this can be a picture of the gang playing in the sea, a homemade sandcastle or a homemade fishing rod. For episode two, you could make a home-made theatre, create a tub of delicious ice cream or draw a picture of John the Lyon & Friends watching a show. And finally for episode three, you could draw your own theme park ride or even build it!

Remember, the more creative you are, the better chance you have of winning! 

How to submit your ROAR-some entry

Please upload your pictures across your social media platforms, tagging John Lyon’s Charity and using the hashtag – #SHAFAdventure & #Johnthelyon. Please also email your entries to florence@jlc.londonso we don’t miss any entries. 

Competition deadline is 1st September 2020 

Three winners will be announced on John Lyon’s Charity social platforms on Friday 4th September.   

We want to take this moment to remind our grantees and the children and young people within all organisations, that all of us at John Lyon’s Charity walk with you and beside you. While the Covid SHAF deadline has now passed, we hope that soon we will be able to start funding exciting trips again as previous School Holiday Activity Funds have done. We want this special mini-series to be a reminder of this.  

Good Luck and we look forward to receiving all your entries!