‘Unbelievable’ turnout at Lions’ mole screening day in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:50 12 July 2018

Mole day in Honiton. Ref mhh 28 18TI 7292. Picture: Terry Ife

Mole day in Honiton. Ref mhh 28 18TI 7292. Picture: Terry Ife

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A Honiton Lion has hailed the ‘unbelievable’ response by the community to a mole screening day the club put on in the town.

Honiton Lions Jamie Love and John Quinton-Navarro with Dr Jennie Button and Lloyds pharmacy's Jack Hair at the Mole day in Honiton. Ref mhh 28 18TI 7291. Picture: Terry IfeHoniton Lions Jamie Love and John Quinton-Navarro with Dr Jennie Button and Lloyds pharmacy's Jack Hair at the Mole day in Honiton. Ref mhh 28 18TI 7291. Picture: Terry Ife

More than 160 people visited the Mackarness Hall to have their moles checked over by doctors from Honiton Surgery. The £5 they paid was matched by the Lions Club, with more than £1,600 raised for Cancer Research UK.

David Rickard, Honiton Lion, said: “It was unbelievable - last time, there was 119 people who showed up and we though that was massive. Unfortunately, there were eight referrals, but those will help anyone who does have a problem.

“The screening also reassured those who were okay and raised a great amount for charity - so it was a winner two-ways.”

The event was so popular, some people who arrived at its end could not be seen.

Mr Rickard added: “We apologise to those who could not be seen at the end of the event. This was purely due to time constraints.”

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