Boost for liver charity after Lions supporter’s life saved

THE WHEEL DEAL: (L-R) Car show organiser Mike Edwards, the British Liver Trust’s Fundraising Manager Audrey Cornelius, Clive Clark, his wife Victoria and Lions President Tom Simmons at Hadlow Stair Garage

Boost for liver charity after Lions supporter’s life saved

by Andy Tong | 5th December 2018

THE Tonbridge Lions Classic Car Tour has been raising funds for charities and good causes for five years – and it had a special beneficiary in 2018, the British Liver Trust.

Local garage owner Clive Clark has taken part in the Lions Classic Car Tour since 2015 and his company, Hadlow Stair Garage, is a sponsor of the annual event.

Last year he was diagnosed with an extremely rare liver disease which required urgent treatment.

An organ transplant offered the best solution. A donor match was found and the operation
was completed.

Lions spokesman John Ruck said: “Clive has since made a great recovery and he suggested to the car tour organisers that the British Liver Trust was a deserving charity to support.

“Tonbridge Lions adopted Clive’s suggestion and arranged a donation presentation at Hadlow Stair Garage.”

Liver disease is the third largest cause of premature death. The British Liver Trust funds research to find the causes and treatments of liver disease, promotes awareness and offers support to patients and their families.

The charity’s Fundraising Manager, Audrey Cornelius, was presented with a cheque for £500 and she awarded certificates of achievement to Clive and his wife Victoria and to the Tonbridge Lions.

The event organiser, Mike Edwards, said: “I am very pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and I thank Clive for the suggestion.”

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