Freemasons’ cash for St Catherine’s

Members of a masonic lodge in Bridlington have donated £880 towards patient care at Saint Catherine’s.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 10:00 am
Sian Cromack, Lesley Cooper, Margaret Barker, Val Ward, Betty Crossland, Win Tomlinson, Carolyn Moody, Simon Brass at the cheque presentation.
Sian Cromack, Lesley Cooper, Margaret Barker, Val Ward, Betty Crossland, Win Tomlinson, Carolyn Moody, Simon Brass at the cheque presentation.

The ladies from Lodge St Mary’s Priory No 253 held a number of events throughout their fundraising year, which starts and ends every November.

Events included a grand raffle with more than 50 prizes donated by local businesses, coffee mornings, a ‘handbags and glad rags’ sale plus a pie and pea lunch featuring a singer.

Most events are held at the Masonic Hall in Bridlington and the remainder take place at members’ homes.

Following a tour of the hospice, worshipful master Val Ward said: “It’s a beautiful place. It’s such a tranquil environment – I’m really impressed with it. I think the work everyone does here is awesome.”

Val added that having worked in healthcare for most of her life, she was aware of the funding challenges faced by hospices.

A Saint Catherine’s spokesman said: “To find out more about Saint Catherine’s services in Bridlington call 01723 351421.

“We rely on the support and generosity of the local community.

“If you would like to get involved in fundraising call East Yorkshire area fundraiser Simon Brass on 01723 378406.”