Newcastle Lions Club are also making an urgent appeal for financial help towards the cost of replacing the batteries in five defibrillators located in Newcastle. The battery in each of the on street defibrillator costs approx £100.00 to replace . Newcastle Lions manage ten defibrillators , this involves making regular inspections of the ten and following up, after call outs by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, if the defibrillator has been used. As part of the management the Lions must have a planned programme in place to replace the battery in five of the ten during 2022.
On Saturday 12th March Newcastle Lions Club will be collecting , used tools, bicycles ,sewing machines and used glasses. As part of the preparation for the collection, opticians and the local library in Newcastle are receiving donations of used glasses on behalf of the Lions Club. All the items collected with then be delivered to Tools for Solidarity and the Belfast based Bike Aid Africa.
Photo Lion President Liz Murphy receives a donation from Base Coffee Shop owner Charlie Magennis.