Walney Lions Club raises £500 for new defibrillator

MEMBERS of the Furness Lions have raised funds for a new defibrillator in Walney.

The organization, which has chapters and representatives around the world, saw its vice-president present a check to Treasurer Trish Campbell along with President Jean Campbell and Furness Lions Treasurer Terry Yates for £500.

The group is a service organization that works to benefit the community and is well known for organizing fundraisers for various local causes.

Karen Yates said: ‘We donated money for the new defibrillator after we had some collections.

“We usually fundraise anyway and we are part of a larger group of Lion Clubs which is a global network.

“The money was collected from some fundraisers, so we had a pot that we donated to local causes.

“The new defibrillator will be installed on the West Bank at Walney, which is a huge site.”

Karen has been a member of the group for eleven years and her husband Terry has been a member for over thirty years.

He said: “The club has been involved in many causes. More recently our President presented a gentleman with two thousand pounds for a specialist wheelchair for him.

“We tend to do in-store collections and we have an annual golf competition.

“We look forward to doing many more, including a raffle and stalls at the market.”

Charles P. Patton