For its diamond jubilee the club has launched its ‘Cash for Cuisine’ campaign to buy a new kitchen for the Dalton-based hospice.
The appeal was picked after the club asked Examiner readers who it should support for its 60th anniversary year.
The hospice needs £50,000 to replace its ageing kitchen which has served patients since the hospice opened in March 1987.
Lions Club president Graham Isley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be teaming up with Kirkwood’s great fundraising professionals to raise the £50,000 they need for a total refurbishment of their kitchen installation.
“The trick now is for us to raise all this money streams, so we will have to find new and imaginative ways to do this.”
Kirkwood Hospice fundraising director Garry Wilkinson said: “A new kitchen would mean so much to everyone at Kirkwood. It would allow us to meet the needs and wishes of our patients and their families more effectively at what is a hugely distressing and difficult time.
“The dietary requirements of our patients, especially those who are very ill and being cared for on our inpatient unit, are often very complex.
“We treat each patient as an individual and we therefore try to cater for their specific needs. Unfortunately the facilities make it difficult to meet all these needs.
“We are immensely grateful that the Lions Club have chosen to support us as the subject of their appeal. We hope that by working together we can really ladle in the cash.”