Bellingen Lions Club donate modern oxygen concentrators to local hospital

Bellingen Community Health Manager Jo Butler, Lions President Grahame Maddeford, associate club member Pauline Murphy, club Treasurer Jim Forbes, Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Lisa Slater and associate club member Cheryl Hughes with the portable oxygen concentrators donated by Lions Club of Bellingen.

BELLINGEN Lions Club have again stepped up to support their local Bellinger River District Hospital, making their second donation of vital equipment in just a couple of weeks.

After donating a $6,268 vaccine fridge to the hospital, the hard-working members of the local Lions Club have returned with a $13,161 donation of three oxygen concentrators.

Coffs harbour Digital AdAdvertise with News of The Area today.
It’s worth it for your business.
Message us.
Phone us – (02) 4981 8882.
Email us –

The compact devices will bring independence, freedom and improved quality of life to patients experiencing breathing difficulties.

The hospital’s Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Lisa Slater said the Bellingen Lions Club was a long-time supporter of the hospital and its patients, and she thanked the group for their continued commitment.

“We are truly humbled by the support we receive from our community, and the Lions are a vital part of that support network,” Lisa said.

“They work hard, lead by example and are magnificent at bringing others along with them in their charity work.”

The Lions Club was quick to thank the community for supporting its quest to donate the portable oxygen concentrators, especially C.ex Coffs Harbour and the Australian Lions Foundation.

Spokesman Jim Forbes said C.ex Coffs had generously supported the Lions’ ambitious project of replacing the hospital’s vaccine fridge and providing the portable oxygen concentrators through its ClubGRANTS program.

The C.ex grant, combined with community funds from the Lions Christmas Raffle and the sale of Lions Christmas cakes and puddings, was generously matched, dollar for dollar, by the Australian Lions Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation providing financial assistance and support for community welfare projects.

Jim extended the club’s gratitude to the many businesses in Bellingen and the broader region who supported their raffle with generous prizes.


Bellingen Community Health Manager Jo Butler (left) and Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Lisa Slater (right) with associate Lions Club member Pauline Murphy, club Treasurer Jim Forbes and President Grahame Maddeford.

Leave a Reply