The Darlington Point Lions Club made a generous donation to the Griffith Base Hospital Renal Unit on Monday.
The service club has given the facility $10,000 to assist with the running of the important services the community needs.
“This is a very deserving organisation,” Darlington Point Lions member, Robert Guest said.
“It is a basic necessity for the community and we all know the budget cut backs don’t help things.
“We are there to help because we are a service club and it is what we do best.”
The club compiled the massive amount of funds by hosting a range of events even though numbers have been on a decline recently.
“… Different community activities such as Friday night raffles as well as some other activities throughout the year,” he said.
“These types of events take a lot of time and energy and with numbers being down recently it takes a lot of work to get everything together.
“For the last few years we have only had about three members but lately with have had a few new members join.”
The goal of the club is to keep attracting and retaining new members so they can continue to help the community with generous donations.
“That makes it easier for us to get money together and perform out duty out in the community and help worthy organisations such as the Base Hospital,” Mr Guest said.
“We want to make sure that if ever a local organisation is in need of help we want to make sure that we are able to be their to offer our assistance.”
Deputy Director of Nursing Debbie Charles was grateful for the donation for the Darlington Point Lions Club.
“If we didn’t have our community and service clubs we would not be able to have some of the service the town needs,” she said.
“The staff here at the hospital do a wonderful job in the renal unit.
“We have an ever growing population of renal patients unfortunately.
“This money will be well appreciated going towards the Electrocardiography (ECG) machine so that we can keep providing high quality service.”