Lions’ Clifton Hospital donation is a roaring success

The Lytham St Annes Lions with members of the Clifton League of Friends and Ward 1 staff

Members of a Fylde coast club have helped to improve the comfort of hospital patients.

The Lytham St Annes Lions have donated £2,000 to Clifton Hospital’s Ward 1, via the Clifton League of Friends charity, towards the reupholstering of chairs in the day room and on the ward.

Ward 1 Manager, Sister Linda Broadbent, said: “We are very grateful to the Lions for helping us pay for some of the reupholstering of the chairs. They are cleaner, more comfortable, and are now dementia-friendly because of the strong colours.”

It was through the annual LSA Lions Swimathon that Treasurer of the League of Friends, Pam Young, had a conversation with Swimathon organiser, Joe Woods who told her the Lions would be happy to help Clifton Hospital with some of the money raised through the swim event.

The Swimarathon is an annual team swimming event organised by the Lytham St. Annes branch of the Lions International club. The event is now in its 33rd year and has raised more than £250,000 for deserving community charities and projects since its inauguration.

Lions members Joe Woods, Martin Chatfield (President), David Eames and Colin Holt

Joe said: “Each year, the children swim to raise money to help other children and we all work together to help each other in the community. The Lions’ motto is ‘We Serve’  and we are delighted to be able to serve a vital service in our community for the first time – Clifton Hospital.”

Chairman of the League of Friends, Trudi Woods, said: “We really appreciate the donation from the Lions to help us reupholster all the Ward 1 chairs. It is great to see members of our local community helping each other. The children who swim to raise money may have grandparents who are cared for at Clifton, so it just highlights the support cycle within our local area.”

You can find out more about volunteering or taking part in the next Swimathon here:

The Clifton League of Friends will be raising money through the Clifton Summer Fair, to be held at Clifton Hospital, on Pershore Road on June 29, between 10am- 3pm. All welcome to attend.

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