Corby Phoenix Rotary Club is a member of the Friends of the Urgent Care Centre group and is committed to raising funds for a paracetamol level machine for the centre.
This equipment enables clinicians to accurately diagnose hard-to-detect amounts of the medication that may have been taken deliberately or accidentally, such as by children.
The club has undertaken collections from the ever-generous people of Corby at the town’s ASDA and Tesco stores.
Corby Phoenix’s project leader John Dixon said: “Many of our members and their families have already experienced the excellence of the Willowbrook-based centre and when we were made aware of the requirements, we were only too keen to help. Rotary clubs in general and Corby Phoenix in particular are committed to communities.
“Our members are enthusiastic about helping our local community and put in whatever time they can to assist.
“It was felt throughout the club that working on behalf of the patients of the UCC should be a major goal in enabling us to put something back into the community in which we are based.
Together with other fund raising projects planned, the amount of over £1,500 has been generated during the collections which will help with the procurement of this piece of equipment.
The children and young people in the Corby area are a focus of Corby Phoenix Rotary so the commissioning of this equipment is important to all concerned.