Taree Lions Club donate games to Wingham Rehabilitation Unit

Lion Nathan Cooper (of Coopers Pharmacy, Wingham), Lion Lynne Mehaffey (Wingham), Leigh Searles (Acting Allied Health manager), Lion Phil (president), Lion Chris Warren (Treasurer), and Lisa  Cantwell (Wingham Hospital NUM).
Lion Nathan Cooper (of Coopers Pharmacy, Wingham), Lion Lynne Mehaffey (Wingham), Leigh Searles (Acting Allied Health manager), Lion Phil (president), Lion Chris Warren (Treasurer), and Lisa Cantwell (Wingham Hospital NUM).

Taree Lions Club jumped at the opportunity to donate, when member Sonny Rogers suggested providing some therapeutic games for inpatients and visitors at the Wingham Rehabilitation Unit.

The club’s popular Cubby House raffle made available $500 as a donation for this cause.

President of Taree Lions, Phil Grisold, said senior physiotherapist Leigh Searles was immediately supportive of the concept.

The Queensland room at Wingham Hospital was identified as the best location for the games and puzzles and the rehabilitation team at Wingham is now identifying appropriate items to purchase.

“Although it’s not a large donation it will provide for a broad level of interest for both patients and visitors at the hospital,” Mr Grisold said.

Sonny’s enthusiasm for this idea means that not only will the games provide for social interaction and be a focus for families, they will also provide therapeutic benefit for patients.

Lions club member Nathan Cooper agreed that functional activities such as games provide the opportunity to enhance fine and gross motor skills for patients.

For more information on Taree Lion’s club visit taree.nsw.lions.org.au/ or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LionsTaree/