Further to activity reported below, another significant contribution has been the provision of ‘PATIENT ACTIVITY PACKS’ (PAPs) to PETERBOROUGH CITY HOSPITAL. ANN PEACOCK, herself a former Lion and wife of Lion Bill, a very long-serving Lion and former President, has been compiling activity packs which are donated to wards at PCH. These are for patients who, due to Corona Virus restrictions, are unable to receive visitors, in order to relieve some, at least, of the boredom.
Through Ann’s good services the club has been able to fund and donate 147 of these packs in total, including child-age relevant packs to Amazon ward and, recently, 35 packs for the Cavell mental health unit. These PAPs have been extremely well received by ward staff who are very grateful for them. The packs are compiled in a Covid-safe manner and are supplied in wipe-clean plastic wallets, so that they can be disinfected before being issued to patients.The club has, at its February (Zoom) meeting voted to provide a further £100 batch of packs.