Fundraising Media Release

Lions make roar-some donation to Day Surgery

The King’s Lynn Lions gave another fantastic donation to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn last week.

The Arthur Levin Day Surgery team appealed on social media for toys and stickers for the children visiting the unit for operations over the winter months.

The Lions stepped up and donated dozens of toys, including games, cars and even a shopping trolley!

Ken Baxter, Club President, said: “We saw the Day Surgery advert on Facebook and felt it was a worthwhile cause.

“The Lions are ordinary people in ordinary jobs doing fantastic work. We are here to help the smaller things in the community.”

This isn’t the first time the Lions have donated to the hospital. They have also contributed towards last year’s ‘Wheely Big Appeal’ for wheelchairs, new pumps for chemotherapy and donations to the Roxburgh Centre.

Judith Spalding, Day Surgery Manager, said: “We are so grateful for this brilliant donation – thank you so much to the King’s Lynn Lions.

“The children who visit our unit are often nervous and scared, especially as many of them have never been in a clinical environment before. These toys will be a great way to distract and comfort our young patients.”

The fourteen strong club meet at Knight’s Hill Hotel every second Thursday of the month. The group consists of men and women from all different backgrounds including construction, finance and healthcare.

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Pictured: Members of the Lions with Arthur Levin Day Surgery Team

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