Key Activities 2021
This page provides an overview of activities planned during 2021.
|Diabetes Testing Saturday 25th September 2021. - Testing event is a ‘roaring’ success.|
East Grinstead Lions Club would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who helped on Saturday to make the Diabetes Testing event such a success. The event proved to be very popular and many more people than anticipated attended.
Huge thanks to Danny and Miribel Favor and their team of British Filipino Extra Care nurses who freely gave their time and worked tirelessly throughout the day to administer 280 tests.
Also, many thanks to St Swithun’s Church for the use of the Hall, the church volunteers who ensured refreshments were available during the day and to the many other volunteers who helped the event run so smoothly.
Out of the 280 who were tested, 10% sought advice and support from the on-site Diabetes Prevention Programme team who were on-hand to answer questions and give advice. A number of patients were referred to the Diabetes management/prevention programme which will help those with a result of concern. Unfortunately, due to the very high demand to be tested, the clinical team ran out of test kits and the event had to close earlier than expected. Apologies to anyone who came after that time and were unable to receive a test. It is hoped a similar Diabetes Testing event will take place in 2022.
East Grinstead Lions are always keen to welcome new members and if you would like know more about the Club, please email: [email protected]
|COVID 19 - During the period January to June 2021 The Lions Club members and Friends provided Stewarding at the Meridian Hall, East Gristead to support the Covid Vaccination programme. See the Service Page|
FREE PSA* Testing - Saturday 27th November 2021
East Grinstead & District Lions Club
Supported by PCaSO ( Prostate Cancer Support Organisation )
Meridian Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex. RH19 3LT
Between10am and 4pm
Testing will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY a waiting list is available online
Please go to:www.psatesting.org/events. Select the event ‘East Grinstead’ and follow the registration instructions
If in difficulty call: 0845 650 2555 (Call costs may vary)
A blood sample taken from your arm will be sent to a laboratory and the PSA* result will available to you on the booking website. *PSA – Prostate Specific Antigen
Experts will be on hand to explain the process. Prostate awareness information will be distributed in East Grinstead. Local doctors surgerys will also be advised. See the Service Page
|Wenceslas Project - During March we had invited people in our community to contribute to relieve the hardship being experienced by some people. |
|Book Sales - We continue all year to offer books for sale through our outlets at two local Railway Stations, East Grinstead and Lingfield and the new shop on the 2nd Floor within Martells Store in the London Road. See the Fundraising Page |
Some of the activities have been photographed and these pictures are shown on the Gallery Pages