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Local Freemasons Rally to Aid Residents  


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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.


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