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Lions present life-saving device to local family

Lions Christine Shepherd (secretary), Tony Marron (president), Andy (Max's dad), and Lion Melissa O'Donnell.
Lions Christine Shepherd (secretary), Tony Marron (president), Andy (Max's dad), and Lion Melissa O'Donnell.

Pocklington District Lions Club has presented a life-saving device to a local family, paid for by funds raised by the group’s Christmas fundraising activities.

Max was due to visit the Special Needs Grotto provided by the Lions. However, he suffered a seizure on the morning of the event and was rushed to hospital and was unable to meet Father Christmas.

The Lions discovered that the family’s attempts to raise funding for the heart monitor had not been successful so stepped in to purchase the epilepsy alarm for Max and his parents.

A Lions Club spokesperson, Melissa O’Donnell, said: “We were so sorry when we heard why Max could not visit the Grotto and to be able to help Max and his parents, Andy and Paula in this way was heart warming.

“This is why the Lions and volunteers give their own time to fundraise over the Christmas Period. We would like to thank all those who kindly donated.”