Lions help new MS sufferers

Lions help new MS sufferers

L-R: Hazel and Tony from the MS Society, Sue who is the Head of Queen Margaret’s, Lion Presidents Ken and Rob from Derwent and Minster Clubs respectively.

Recently diagnosed people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will soon benefit from £3000 raised by the Lions Clubs’ of York and Selby, who came together in the summer to stage a fabulous day of entertainment in the auditorium at Queen Margaret’s School in Escrick. In the afternoon, families and friends enjoyed a fantastic children’s song and dance show, presented by Evolution Dance and Tread the Boards. In the evening, a variety show featuring entertainment including York & Selby Rock Choirs and Barton Brass Band with a Proms finale was enthusiastically received.

Celebrating their success, Lions gathered once again at the School to present the award to Tony Cardis of the York Branch of the MS Society. Presenting the award on behalf of all the York and Selby Lions Clubs, Derwent Lions President Ken Sutcliffe said ” We are delighted to help such a deserving cause, it is what Lionism is all about. I would like to thank everyone that contributed to our event’s success, particularly Queen Margaret’s School for the use of their superb auditorium” .

Receiving the cheque, Tony said ” When people find out they have MS, they are often shocked and do not know which way to turn. With this money, York District Hospital specialist nurses and ourselves will be able to set up induction events to help local people who have the disease (and their families) understand how they can move forward with their lives.  Thank you Lions for your generous support”.

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