Lions donation helps equip day care centre

IPSWICH: A care service has been furnished with a charitable donation from the Lions Club of Ipswich.

The Lions raised �1,000 for Sue Ryder Care to help replace the chairs in the day service department at The Chantry, in Ipswich.

Past president, Bob Bridgman, attends the day service and approached the Lions for funds to buy new chairs.

The club agreed to donate �1,000, which was enough for four chairs and two foot stools.

This year’s president, Jane Hunt, and other members of the Lions’ Club visited the centre to see the new furniture, as well as meeting day care employees.

The Chantry provides care and support to people living with complex neurological conditions including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease through its residential, day and community based services.

Melissa Collett, fundraiser at Sue Ryder Care, said: “All money received from clubs and societies such as the Ipswich Lions’ Club help us continue to provide compassionate care to hundreds of people each year living with complex conditions.”

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