Worthing Lions club buys TVs for hospice

Members of Worthing Lions present seven new televisions to Chestnut Tree House. April 2012.
Members of Worthing Lions present seven new televisions to Chestnut Tree House. April 2012.

SEVEN new televisions have taken pride of place at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice thanks to a donation from Worthing Lions.

The Lions visited the hospice, near Arundel, last month to present the televisions, which will be used in the hospice’s family accommodation.

The group’s members held collections at Morrisons in Worthing over two weekends in the run-up to Christmas, raising almost £1,300, which was used to buy the televisions.

Tony Richardson from Worthing Lions said: “We are so happy to be able to present these televisions to Chestnut Tree House.

“We know how important the hospice is to the families who use the services and we are pleased that we can help to make a difference to their time at the House.”

Denise Thornton, community fund-raiser for the hospice, said: “Thank you so much to the Worthing Lions for collecting such a fantastic amount of money and using this to buy much-needed televisions for our family bedrooms.

“Caring for a sick child is a round-the-clock, exhausting job, so it is important for the whole family to have a break, take time out and relax.

“Our special family accommodation allows the whole family to come to Chestnut Tree House, have a rest and recharge their batteries, safe in the knowledge that their child is in the capable hands of our care team downstairs.”

For more information about Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and how to get involved, visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk or call the hospice on 01903 871820.