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ANNUAL PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING 

This annual event is scheduled to take place in April 2023.  This event is organised in conjunction with the Graham Fulford Trust, a registered charity who have supported us in recent PSA Testing Events.  

More detailed information wil be available closer to the event.  The following information details the process for the 2022 event and it is likely that the process for April 2023 will be similar.  However, please do not attempt to register yet - we will update this page closer to the date.

Past experience has shown that this event is always very popular, with almost 500 men attending the last face to face session in April 2022. To avoid congestion in the car park and reduce the length of waiting time for those attending, tests this year will be carried out BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and unfortunately it will not be possible to offer a test to anyone who does not have an appointment.

You can register for an appointment online or, if you do not have internet access, by calling Graham Fulford Trust on 01926 419959.  Appointments are available from 6.30pm – 9.30pm and are now available to be booked.

Before you are able book an appointment you will need to register with the Graham Fulford Trust so that they have your contact details to enable them to notify you of your results.  It is very straightforward to register, just:

visit www.mypsatests.org.uk click on Our Charities, scroll down, click on the Stone Lions logo and follow the instructions on screen.  Register using your name, e-mail address and a password (remembering to make a note of the e-mail address you have used and your password).  You will then receive an e-mail which you should open straight away and click on the green verification button.  Once you have clicked on the verification button you will be able to make an appointment and access your results when they are ready.

If you have taken advantage of one of Stone Lions PSA Home Testing offers during the last 2 years you will already be registered with Graham Fulford Trust, in which case please go to https://slc.mypsatests.org.uk to book your appointment and follow the instructions on screen.

When you have made your appointment and completed the medical questionnaire, please print off your Blood Form, which has a unique QR Code holding all your information, and bring it with you on the night of your test as the laboratory will need it when processing your blood.  If you do not have a printer available it will be possible to log on to your account and print one off at the Stone House Hotel on the night.

Lions Mike Ward and Glyn Ravenscroft, who have played key roles in the Stone Lions PSA Testing Programme for several years, are both convinced about the value of this service project. “We are very happy that we are able to offer this service to men in our local community again this year” they report.  “We hope that this new appointment system will make the process more streamlined for everyone and that as many men as possible will book an appointment to take part.  It will help us to ensure the evening runs as smoothly as possible if you could please arrive promptly for your appointment.  Every effort will be taken to ensure the safety of those attending and we ask that you follow any guidance on the night with regard to social distancing etc”.

Prostate disease, including cancer, can often be detected by way of a blood test and all men aged 40 and over are advised to undergo this simple procedure annually.

 

MOBILITY SCHEME

Stone Lions actively support members of our community in many ways but are probably best known for our mobility scheme which continues to go from strength to strength.  With many items of specialised equipment available for long or short term loan, free of charge, Stone Lions are making it a little easier for local residents with varions disabilities to retain their independence.

Our mobility scheme celebrated it's 30th birthday in 2018 and we are very proud that we managed to keep it going, albeit with a modified service throughout all periods of lockdown.

Sadly it has been necessary to cease issuing motorised equipment - scooters and power chairs - due to lack of suitable storage space.  All of our current scooter and power chair users have been offered transfer of wonership of their equipment and we are very pleased hat the majority have accepted this offer and retain their equipment.

We are still able to help with the loan of wheenchairs, walking frames and smaller items of equipment.

IF YOU REQUIRE HELP PLEASE CONTACT THE MOBILTY SCHEME MANAGER ON 07929 010152 TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE OPTIONS

LITTER COLLECTION

For several years, Stone Lions have been responsible for keeping the amphitheatre, picnic area and canal towpath free from litter.  From Easter until the end of October, members take it in turns to don their hi-vis tabards, pick up their litter pickers and set to with enthusiasm.  

This service activity is greatly appreciated by townspeople and those who visit our town whilst holidaymaking on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  

We also help the Stone in Bloom volunteers to prepare the town for judging each year and take part in organised community litter collections.

Unfortunately the collection of litter was not possible during the pandemic but we are pleased to announce that this service activity has now been resumed.

 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

The Lions 'Message in a Bottle' scheme is designed to provide a simple but effective way to keep basic personal and medical details where they can be easily found in case of an emergency.

A small, white plastic bottle, which contains a simple form for completion, is provided to local residents.  When the form has been completed it is replaced in the bottle and kept inside the fridge.  Two stickers are provided - one for the outside of the fridge and one to be affixed to the front door of the property.

Paramedics, First Respopnders, police, fire fighters and social services support this life saving initiative.  They know to look in the fridge when they see the stickers.

Bottles are available in all local Doctor's surgeries and chemists or from Stone Lions Club.

 

SPECTACLE RECYCLING

With the help of our local opticians, Peter Bowers, Scrivens, and Specsavers Stone Lions are committed to recycling used spectacles for use in the developing world.

More than 26,000 pairs of spectacles have been collected in the past few years and sent on to Chichester Lions who sort out those suitable for renovating and reconditioning and forward them to France for treatment and onward distribution. Those spectacles not suitable for re-use are not wasted - the metal and plastic they contain are reclaimed and all proceeds are used in Lions Sight projects world-wide.

 

CIVIC EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Our town is well known for many civic events and festivals and Stone Lions are often called upon to help with marshalling and car park duties.  It is quite usual to see a number of our yellow hi-vis jackets on the High Street when there is a job to be done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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