On Saturday 22nd February almost 70 South Molton Freemasons, their wives, partners and friends, braved the winter storms to attend the Loyal Lodge of Industry’s 2020 Ladies Night.
Held in the bright, clean, modern surroundings of Bishops Nympton Parish Hall, the event featured a sumptuous three course dinner, toasts and speeches, and music provided by South Molton’s very own Jason Toft.
South Molton’s Freemasons are well known for their support of local Charities. The recipient of the proceeds from this year’s event will be Barnstaple based… ChemoHero.
ChemoHero works to support patients at North Devon Hospital’s Seamoor Unit by providing them with “Boxes of Kindness” as they begin courses of treatment for a wide range of Cancers. The boxes contain various items especially chosen to help them cope with the rigours of Chemotherapy.
Over 40 different items go into a “Box of Kindness”, some are donated and others sponsored; but most have been fundraised for by people of the North Devon.
Since ChemoHero was founded, more than 1000 boxes have been provided to Cancer Patients in North Devon.
In 2019, Founder Lisa Wallis BEM was awarded the Pride of Britain West Country fundraiser of the year award. Explaining why he and his wife had chosen this particular Charity, the Lodge’s Worshipful Master, John Finch said…
“We are delighted to be able to support the amazing work of ChemoHero. Their boxes of kindness make a real difference to people, at what can be a difficult time in their lives. Together with the hard working and dedicated staff at The North Devon Hospital they are supporting families right across our Community.”
Commenting on how donations like this help their work, Rob Wallis, Co-Founder of the Charity said…
“At ChemoHero we cannot thank groups like the Freemasons enough for their kind contributions towards the work we do. These donations go back into creating our bespoke boxes of kindness that contain many useful and luxury items for North Devon Chemotherapy patients.”
The original story can be found here - http://www.moltonmasons.com/2020/02/24/barnstaple-charity-wins-freemasons-support/