Local Freemasons Rally to Aid Residents
Whilst battling to keep their residents safe from COVID-19 the management and staff at Croft Care Home recently had to evacuate the patients and watch as a fire ravaged their building.
The blaze broke out on the roof of Croft Residential Care Home, Ettrick Grove, Sunderland, on Friday and spread quickly.
Although most residents had been able to leave prior to the Fire Service arriving, seven were still inside and had to be rescued by firefighters.
Everyone was safely accounted for, but the residents had lost all their belongings and personal effects. Replacement clothes were quickly found but the new temporary homes were unable to supply personal toiletries.
On hearing this sad situation Local Freemasons quickly rallied to the resident’s aid and funded individual “Pamper Packs” for those affected, containing toiletries, Soap, Shampoo, Moisturising lotion, Toothbrushes and paste plus shaving kits for the men!
On Saturday, Freemasons Mark Davies and Alan Reardon accompanied by Eileen Booth who had kindly volunteered to make up the packs, went along to Sycamore Care Centre and The Holy Cross Care where the residents are currently being temporarily housed, to hand over the packs.
Julie Thompson Manager of Holy Cross Care home was absolutely delighted to receive the aid saying
“ It will make such a difference to the residents, who are recovering from the shock of losing everything, and help them begin to rebuild their new normal, please can you pass on my thanks to the Local Freemasons for caring enough to act quickly and generously”
Together we are making a difference.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”