Lions Club donation helping children get fitter
03 March 2020
FitBits are helping children at Southend Hospital to get fitter, thanks to a generous donation from Lions Club of Eastwood.
The club responded to Southend Hospital Charity to help buy
eight FitBit devices for the Paediatric Rehabilitation
The ACE 2, FitBits, cost £420 and are helping the Rehabilitation
team to run a gym exercise programme for children with Cerebral
Palsy. The exercise programme help to increase activity, build
confidence and motivate young patients.
Natalie Walsh, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist said: "We are
so grateful to the Lions Club of Eastwood for funding these devices
which will be instrumental in measuring the effectiveness of this
six week programme. The FitBits will collect data and assist us in
our long term aim to help promote self-management of physical
activity in the community for this group of patients with long term
Eric Hoile from the Eastwood Lions Club said: "We continue to
support Southend Hospital with those little extras that mean a lot
and are proud to show another example of where our local
fundraising monies go to."
Kayley Donovan, Fundraising Manager said: "We would also like to
thank the Rochford Hundred Lodge who kindly donated funds to
purchase additional FitBits and cover the cost of the gym sessions
for the programme."