Donation helps local hospice complete refurb

President of Winterton and District Lions Club Pauline Hollingworth (centre) is pictured presenting the cheque of £1,800 with (from left to right) Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths, Janet Button, Roger Duff, Patricia Hatton, Kate Conway and Maureen Georgiou

With a generous donation from the Winterton and District Lions Club, Scunthorpe’s Lindsey Lodge Hospice has been able to complete the second phase of the modernisation of its inpatient accommodation.

The £1,800 cheque was handed over to Lindsey Lodge by representatives of the Club when they visited the Hospice to see how their money was being spent.

Club President Pauline Hollingworth said: “Our Club covers all thirteen villages in and around the town of Winterton and we have 36 members. All of the money we raise from our fundraising events goes to local charities and deserving causes.

“We chose to donate the money raised at our 2017 Winterton Steam Rally to Lindsey Lodge Hospice, because it touches the lives of so many local people, including those of our own members and we wanted to support the important service that it provides.”

Lindsey Lodge Hospice provides care to people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement. It receives a small percentage of its funding each year from the NHS and relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £3.3 million it needs each year to continue to deliver its care in North Lincolnshire.

The Hospice has now completely refurbished its inpatient accommodation, including its six single ensuite rooms and, more recently, its four-bedded multi-occupancy accommodation.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “We’re extremely grateful to the Winterton and District Lions for their amazing support. With their help we’ve been able to refurbish our accommodation to a very high standard, bringing all our patients modern, state-of-the art facilities, in a safe and reassuring environment.”