The Lion’s Club of Bridgetown this morning paid a special visit to the Paediatric Ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital making a donation in recognition of child month.
The charitable organization continues to honour its long-standing relationship with the hospital by giving back to its young patients. After visiting the ward recently to get a sense of what was needed, the club today presented fans as well as towels and washcloths.
President Cy Francis told Barbados TODAY, “The Lions are there to help the community… youth in general are one of the areas that we concentrate on heavily.”
Francis highlighted that the organization provides assistance where possible to the youth and hospital and has given special attention to paediatric cancer.
Senior Nursing Officer for the Women and Children Directorate Marlo St. Hill lauded the tremendous job done by the Lions.
“Any philanthropic drive or venture from one of our friends of the institution or from any charity is always appreciated because there is a need for it.”
“Children have high fevers and summer is coming up; we will have an increased need and capacity because more kids will be in,” she added.
St. Hill said that the hospital is not always able to fund the requirements of its varying services and any donation is graciously accepted. However, organizations such as the Lion’s Club have a special place in their hearts for children. (KW)