Two Telford Lions, along with one from Oswestry, were among those invited to meet Princess Alexandra when she visited the Shropshire recently. Past District Governor Shirley Vaughan, her husband John and Past District Governor Bill Bowen attended a lunch given when Her Royal Highness came to the newly opened Torch Building at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry.
Lions from District 105BS raised almost £24,000 for the development of the physiology laboratory and this was matched by a grant from LCIF. Torch stands for The Orthopaedic Children’s centre and it is dedicated to the comprehensive assessment of children with mobility problems, with an emphasis on research and development of support systems and equipment.
“We were pleased to represent the Lions at this event. During my time as District Governor I had the pleasure of presenting over £47,000 for the development of the new laboratory in the building. The hospital is a renowned world leader in the research and development of treatment for children with major mobility difficulties and the Lions are proud to play a part in supporting this work in future years.” PDG Shirley said.
“It was very gratifying that when we were introduced to the Princess she immediately said she knew of Lions and the good work they do. She asked about local groups and how the worldwide organisation got started.”
During a tour of the building everyone had a chance to see the excellent facilities, which now make this centre the best equipped in the country. PDG Shirley also spotted former pupils among the photographs on display, – “I taught a number of children who regularly came here for assessment and treatment, so I have seen first hand how they benefited.”
For further details contact Shirley Vaughan, 01952587617 or email email@example.com
Attached photograph shows Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, PDG Bill Bowen and PDG Shirley Vaughan