Lions help to light the way for residents

Fleetwood & Cleveleys Lions' welfare chairman Paul Keirby hands over a cheque to Michele Scott, the manager of Care and Repair, Wyre and Fylde.
Fleetwood & Cleveleys Lions' welfare chairman Paul Keirby hands over a cheque to Michele Scott, the manager of Care and Repair, Wyre and Fylde.

Lions help to light the way for residents

The group paid around £160 for 50 special lights to help people who were recommended by Care and Repair.

Lion Stuart Gratrix explained: “The lights are for people at risk when they have to get up in the night for the bathroom and negotiate a dark landing or hallway.

“These plug-in lights provide sufficient lighting to prevent falls or trips.

“As a club we were more than pleased to help this worthy cause.”

The lights are plugged into the wall and are activated by a sensory device which picks up on failing light.

When it gets dark at night, the low-energy bulb lights up and is perfect for elderly people who would otherwise struggle in the dark to find a light switch on the landing or in the hallway.

The Lions’ welfare chairman Paul Keirby handed a cheque to Michele Scott, the manager of Care and Repair, Wyre and Fylde, to pay for them.

Mrs Scott said: “We are funded by Lancashire County, Wyre and Fylde councils, but we are just not able to include these lights in our budget.

“Without this help from the Lions, we would never have been able to buy them, so we are really grateful to them.”

The recipients were 
assessed by Care and Repair as being suitable for the 
lights.

Mrs Scott added: “Numbers were limited so we had to make sure they went to the right people.”