New Lions president roars in with a donation to St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Hailsham Lions' donation to St Wilfrid's Hospice SUS-160709-142241001
Hailsham Lions' donation to St Wilfrid's Hospice SUS-160709-142241001

For the next year, Geraldine Gurr is the new president of Hailsham Lions, replacing Keith Shonfeld, who will now, among other things, oversee the club’s fun day and dog show next year.

One of Geraldine Gurr’s first engagements was to present a cheque for £600 to St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne. The money was raised at the Club’s fundraising golf day held at the local Wellshurst Golf Club, where the tournament is held every year. Accepting the cheque from Geraldine, Christine Clark thanked the club. She said, “All our services are delivered free and our latest figures show that during 2015/16 we were able to care for over one thousand patients throughout our local area who are living with a terminal illness. It costs just over £11,800 per day to run St Wilfrid’s Hospice and the NHS fund only 25 per cent of this. Your donation will help us to continue to supply our services within our community, at a time when it is most needed.”

Hailsham Lions, formed in 1970, continues to support local causes and maintain its presence in the town, and can be contacted by email on, 0845 833 9828 (local) or via their facebook page.

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