The Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society have been the beneficiary of much needed support, in the form of £850, from the Lancaster and District Masonic Group.
Two of the lodges within the group, Heysham No 4108 and Vale Lodge No 5256, combined their efforts and presented two cheques, one for £600 and the other for £250. The chairman of the group Neil McGill was pleased to attend the presentation and expressed his wish that other lodges in the group would consider supporting the charity and their much needed work in the future.
The charity provides children with a meeting place, books, toys and days out with specially trained carers who can sign. Activities include swimming, bowling, under fives’s stay & play, art, crafts and sports sessions for the four-seven years. They also have deaf football training at Morecambe FC for 8-16 yrs. The society requires around £2,500 a year to provide for these children
The chair of the charity Mark Sarjent expressed a huge thank you to everyone and later commented that the support of local Freemasons has been invaluable.
Article by Paul Thompson. Photograph courtesy of Stewart Aimson.