Buxton Lions Club has joined forces with five neighbouring Lions clubs just across the border in Cheshire, calling themselves a “Pride of Lions”, to raise funds for the new Christie Cancer Hospital due to open in Macclesfield next year. For people living around the six clubs in the campaign– Alsager, Buxton, Congleton, Knutsford, Macclesfield and Vale Royal - the new hospital will cut travel times by more than half for over 1500 patients each year. As so many people in Buxton know, this will transform the experience of families currently having to travel to "The Christie in Manchester". £10,000 has been raised to help equip a consulting room, cheque presented see article below.
The new Christie will be a state of the art centre and together six Lion clubs from our region have raised £10,000 to help equip a consulting room at the Macclesfield site. David Brindley, Secretary of Buxton Lions, explained that the six clubs are benefitting from the fund-raising expertise of two friends of Macclesfield Lions associated with the Macclesfield Rundamentalist Run Club, which organised a virtual Fun Run, and the Cheshire Cheese Company, who have been the campaign’s main sponsor.
Thanks to everyone who particpated in this event.
Cath Sterndale, Project Coordinator of High Peak Homeless Help, pictured with Lions President David Brindley and one of the pods, said that, as a last resort when no other options were available, the pods would be a very welcome addition to the project’s resources in the fight to look after homeless people in the town. She added that, sadly, the pods will be needed but that they will help keep the homeless safe and healthy and may even save lives.
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