JIS News

The Lions Club of Mandeville, in Manchester, presented $1 million to the Renal Unit of the Mandeville Regional Hospital, on July 7.
Addressing the handing-over ceremony at the Hospital, President of the Club, Jacqueline Foster said the money was collected at their main fund-raising event in April, ‘Men who Cook’.
“We want to join with others to build, equip and maintain the Renal Unit,” Miss Foster explained.
Accepting the donation, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Alwyn Miller said he was pleased that members of the Lions Club have made the institution their major beneficiary from their fund-raising drive. He called on the community to support their events as they are helping to maintain a healthy population.
“It demonstrates that you want to make a difference in the lives of citizens in Central Jamaica who have experienced kidney failure. I encourage members of the public to support the efforts of the Lions Club, as their support not only positively impact the lives of the patients and the improvement of health facilities, but also help to create a healthier and more productive community,” he added.
Members of the Lions Club of Mandeville also have an ongoing eye care programme, through which they provide service to persons who are in need of eye care; and a school feeding programme for schools in the parish.
‘Men who Cook’ is staged on the last Sunday in April each year, at the Alpart Sport Centre, in Manchester, where men from the business community and the public sector, and professionals exhibit their cooking skills for the charity event.