Keswick Lions puts brain injury survivors on the road to recovery.
Brain injury survivors staying at Calvert Reconnections will be helped on their road to recovery by a specially-equipped mini bus provided by local Lions.
Keswick Lions has led a successful £25,000 fundraising campaign to buy a mini-bus for Calvert Reconnections, which is part of the Lake District Calvert Trust charity.
The local Lions group pledged £8,000 and approaches to Cumbrian colleagues resulted in Windermere and Ambleside Lions giving £5,000, with Kendal, Grange, Furness and Lancaster Lions all offering smaller amounts. The Lions Clubs International Foundation was so impressed with the local fund-raising bid that it agreed to provide the outstanding amount via match-funding to allow the vehicle to be bought.
Said Project Coordinator at Keswick Lions, Ray Sheldon: “I am personally very proud to co-ordinate this bid and to see how clubs in our district supported have us. I cannot wait to see the fully kitted-out minibus in use.”
Diane Cannon of Keswick Lions, said: “We are delighted to support the Calvert Reconnections Centre. Our aim was to provide it with a specially-equipped minibus to be used to transport residents and their teams around Keswick and the local area where they can gain invaluable experiences on their road to recovery.”
Everyone at Calvert Reconnections is hugely grateful to the Lions for their support.