Lions Club donation to Chestnut Appeal

Lions Clubs from across Cornwall have come together to raise £8,662 for the Chestnut Appeal.
The appeal has made possible the purchase of a new fusion scanner for the Urology department at Royal Cornwall Hospital to help aid the early detection of prostate cancer in men.

District Treasurer for the South West Lions Clubs, Lesley Clarke, explains: “The clubs that have raised money are situated in Truro, Newquay, Helston, Roche, Fowey, Torpoint, Looe, St Austell, Penzance, Hayle and Callington, and every member of these clubs has been most generous in their support of the Cornwall Chestnut Appeal.”

“The majority of our members are male and in the age bracket for possibly developing prostate cancer” continues Lesley.

“Several of our members have been diagnosed and treated, but with this new equipment many will be able to be diagnosed early on and successfully treated.”

The cheque was presented at Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Urology department and was received by Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Debbie Victor. Debbie said: “We are all incredibly grateful to the Lions for their kindness and generosity. Without them none of this would’ve been possible.”

Added on June 21, 2018, in - Fundraising / General News