The Lions Club of Coventry Godiva has donated £4,100 to the Department of Ears Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust. The donation was made to buy a trolley for the laryngeal stroboscope which is a cutting-edge technology equipment used to evaluate the function of the voice box. The stroboscope can pick up very subtle causes of voice problems seen in a variety of conditions including those resulting from cancers in the throat and chest. The trolley will help in the storage as well as in the movement of the stroboscope and related accessories to the patient’s side.
Lion President Sharan Walia, said: “As we celebrate the Centennial Year of Lions serving communities throughout the world, the funding of the trolley will perfectly align with the mission of Lions Clubs to help the local communities and the donation will have a direct impact on the care and quality of life for patients who have cancer-induced voice problems including those diagnosed with cancers. We look at opportunities to work closely with organisations with a local focus where possible, since most of our funds are raised locally with the goodwill and generosity of our communities. It is these people and their friends and families who often are the real beneficiaries of the excellent work done by the Department.”
“The funds have been raised through organising various events such as our annual Golf tournament, Diwali and New Year’s Eve night, Sponsored Walks, 80s’ Disco night, Bollywood and Indian classical music evening, Beer festival, amongst many others.”
Mr Prasad, Ears Nose and Throat Consultant and Head and Neck Surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said: “This donation by the Lions Club of Coventry Godiva will play a very important role in the newly-established laryngology service and will ensure that patients have access to a set-up that mirrors that available in leading centres across the world.”