Lions take pride in team work to help children

(L-R) Morpeth Lions Simon Pringle & Les Sage with Tynedale Lions Ian Cave & Bernie Quinn view the Royal Victoria Infirmary's Great North Children's Hospital 3D interactive distraction equipment.
(L-R) Morpeth Lions Simon Pringle & Les Sage with Tynedale Lions Ian Cave & Bernie Quinn view the Royal Victoria Infirmary's Great North Children's Hospital 3D interactive distraction equipment.

LIONS clubs across Northumberland have chipped in to help ease the pain of children in hospital.

A donation of £1,700 has been made to The Children’s Foundation, which is based at the RVI’s Great North Children’s Hospital.

They banded together following a presentation by the charity describing the groundbreaking developments in the field of pain and anxiety distraction.

Working with Middlesbrough-based Amazing Interactives, the world’s first 3D interactive distraction system was delivered. This contains a number of computer generated 3D films that can be controlled by patients.

Representatives from Morpeth and Tynedale Lions Clubs attended a further presentation with other organisations to see how the system works.

Morpeth Lions Vice President Simon Pringle said: “These systems cost £8,000 each, however the feedback from the young patients was overwhelmingly positive.

“The Lions clubs in our area can take pride in the fact that our collective donation will help ease the pain of youngsters at a particularly vulnerable time.”