Honiton Lions run mole mapping day

honiton Lions at mole screening day

Lion David Rickard, Doctor Tony Downs and Lions president Brian Richards at the mole screening event - Credit: Honiton Lions Club.

Honiton Lions Club held a mole screening day to encourage residents to get their moles and warts checked for cancer.

The Lions Club in Honiton had an extremely busy day on Saturday (May 21) starting off with their fourth mole screening day in the Mackarness Hall. Specialist consultant Dr Tony Downs attended and gave his time and expertise free of charge.

Lions Charter Anniversary

The Charter Anniversary: President Richard Allen (Budleigh Salterton) President Brian Richards (Honiton) Zone I Chair Rosemary Partridge-Hogbin (Seaton) President Christopher Rignall (Sidmouth) President Jim Partridge–Hogbin ( Seaton) and President Lion Beverly Love (Axminster) - Credit: Honiton Lions Club.

One hundred and eleven people attended and were screened, and there were 15 referrals of which five were urgent.

This event run by the lions was to raise funds for Hospiscare and Cancer Research UK. Each person attending paid five pounds and this was matched by the Lions. Presentations will be made at a later date.

During the first mole screening day held in October 2016, 119 people were checked in three-and-a-half hours and five cancers detected, followed up and treated; that is about the UK average of one in 20. 

In the evening the Lions' 45th Charter Anniversary event was held at the Honiton Golf Club, attended by the five clubs in their zone - Honiton, Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton and Sidmouth.

For more information visit the Honiton Lions Club website