Lions help youngsters

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A charity that supports young people with terminal illnesses has been given a cash boost thanks to a festive supermarket dash.

Matlock Lions Club raised £450 from a Christmas trolley dash, which they gave to Rainbows Hospice at a ceremony in the Square and Compass, Darley Bridge.

Lion president Peter Smissen presented a cheque for the amount to Paula North, the Derbyshire fund–raiser for the charity.

Peter said: “It is a pleasure to be able to assist such an amazing organisation that supports children and their families, throughout such a difficult period in their lives.

“I should particularly like to thank everyone who bought tickets from us, in the Co-op supermarket, during the promotion of the trolley dash.

“We are also indebted to Martyn Ellson and his colleagues in the store for all their help and generosity.”

For more information in Matlock Lions, visit www.matlocklions.org.uk