The Worshipful Masters of the three Masonic Lodges that meet in Exmouth recently visited the Hospital there to present the staff with a cheque for £3000 to enable them to purchase a mobile patient hoist.
Tom Devin Worshipful Master of Per Mare Per Terram Lodge can be seen here presenting the cheque to Mrs. Diane Robson Matron of Exmouth Hospital, to their left is Peter O’ Connor Worshipful Master of Rolle Lodge and on the right Ian Matthews with some of the hospital staff.
The money had been raised by the collection of loose change from the pockets of the members of the three lodges and their guests each time they met over the last five years in what they call the “Hospital Box”, this is over and above the monies they normally raise for charities.
The three masters said how pleased they were to be able to donate money for an aid which will enable the nurses to lift their patients in a safe manner with less chance of injury to themselves or indeed the patients.
Diane Robson replied that they were all very grateful for the continued support of the Masons of both Exmouth and Devonshire.