Our youngest cancer patients will now be able to receive their treatment faster and more comfortably thanks to a £5001 donation from The Lion’s Club of Coventry Godiva.

The Club made the donation to the Children’s Ward to enable them to purchase an “Accuvein” device. This device allows clinical staff to find access to veins quickly and easily, an experience that can often be traumatic and painful for young patients. Now thanks to the Lions generous donation children can receive their treatment faster and more comfortably, giving them a more positive experience when they come into hospital.

Immediate Past President Lion Anita Kohli said: “This donation was made to support the management of children with cancer which was our charity of the year 2020-21. This money was raised by holding an outdoor Multicultural Mela (festival), Diwali party, New Year’s Eve party (all events adhered to the Covid-19 restrictions) and also selling Christmas hampers. It was very difficult to organise any more events due to the Covid-19 circumstances, but as a club we all pulled together and raised as much funds as we were able to.  Over the past 27 years the Godiva Lions have had an amazing journey raising and donating over £600,000 to good causes. The support they have shown both UHCW Charity and UHCW is overwhelming over recent years and their most recent donation has taken their total fundraising for UHCW to over £40,000.”

Jo O’Sullivan, UHCW Charity Director said, “ When your child is being treated for cancer, finding a vein for all the injections and tests can be very upsetting, as the treatment process makes their young veins much harder to find. The Godiva Lions have once again made things better for our young patients and we cannot thank them enough for funding this Accuvein device.”

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