The Friends of Worthing Hospital received a generous donation of £5,000 from the Worthing Lions, which will go towards paying for a interventional radiology machine which allows medical procedures to be carried out on patients while being x-rayed. Ron Noakes, chairman of the friends charity, thanked the Lions when they handed them a cheque at Worthing Hospital.
He said: “It is a tremendous help. We are a local charity for local people.” The machine was installed in May 2016, and the friends need to raise another £240.000 to pay it, having donated £100,000 already.
On February 15, the Lions also presented the blood runners from Worthing a defibrillator. Mike Mara accepted the life-saving device from Lions’ president John Hollington. The blood runners are from Serv Sussex, a charity that provides night time transportation of blood products and urgent medical items to hospitals in Sussex.