Lions give the gift of sight this Christmas

Written by  Catherine Reynolds Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:46
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Storrington Lions Club is giving the gift of sight this Christmas.

Located on the eastern edge of Frontenac County, the club donated $5,000 to replace an aging biometry machine at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.

It is one of the biggest donations in the club’s history.

The gift was part of a campaign by Lions Districts A-3 and A-4 to raise $30,500 for a new IOL Master 700 Eye Measurement Device valued at $70,000. The new machine will replace an outdated IOL Master 500.

“This new machine will help with eye measurements and allow patients to get quicker results which in turn will help process more patients,” says John Beskers, President of Storrington Lions Club. “As a Lion, it’s wonderful to bring equipment to our area that improves our residents’ quality of life.”

Storrington Lions Club has been serving the communities of Sunbury, Inverary and Battersea for almost 50 years.

“This Lions Sight Service Project showed that the Lions Districts can work together to accomplish what is needed,” explains Bruce Johnson, Treasurer of Amherstview Lions Club and chair of the fundraising campaign. “This was a local project which greatly impacts our communities.”

Listing 15 Lions Clubs and several private donors, Bruce notes, “Without these clubs and friends, we could not have reached our goal of $30,500.”

Passionate about the health and wellness of his community, Bruce presented a large cheque in late 2018 to Dr. Mark Bona, an Ophthalmologist at Hotel Dieu Hospital.  The ceremony was attended by Lions Club members from across Frontenac County.

“Storrington Lions Club is working hard to make our community closer and stronger,” explains the club president. “This equipment will help thousands of people with vision issues. Our volunteers gave their overwhelming support to this campaign that will transform lives.”

To learn more about Storrington Lions Club, please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (613) 353-6920.

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