W Bro Martin Grahame-Dunn has this year found himself in the chair in four orders simultaneously, so decided to take the opportunity to bring the orders together for a ladies night in order to celebrate the support received by our ladies and to raise money for the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital appeal.
The orders represented were:
- Monolithos Lodge No 8475 (the host Lodge)
- The Shakespeare Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 40 TI
- The Shakespeare Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners No 40
- The Leamington Priors Preceptory of Knights Templar No 647
The event raised a total of £950 and pictured below is W Bro Martin Grahame-Dunn and Brother Damien Isaak who made a presentation of the cheques, along with Miss Kate Hughes, the principal lady at the Ladies Night. This is in addition to the donation of £500 from the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association earlier this year.
Bro Damien Isaak, Miss Kate Hughes (principal lady at the Ladies Night) and W Bro Martin Grahame-Dunn
About the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital Appeal
Stratford Hospital is run by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust runs four hospitals across South Warwickshire and provides safe, effective, compassionate care for a population of over half a million people.
There are exciting plans to build a new state of the art hospital in the centre of Stratford. The first phase will provide first class Cancer and eye services for local residents of Stratford and surrounding districts.
Without these services near to home, patients previously had to travel long, tiring distances to other facilities which are further afield to receive treatment. In some cases cancer patients decided to go without their treatment as they were unable to travel long distances every day, when they may already be feeling weak from treatments.
The new treatment centres for cancer and eyes will make a huge difference to the local community by expanding the choice and services available in their home town.
The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund is registered charity no. 1056424. The Trust has launched The Stratford Hospital Cancer and Eye Appeal to raise £1 million to pay for special enhancements to the new hospital.
The Appeal is entirely independent from the NHS. Run through our independent charitable fund, it receives no statutory funding but relies entirely on the generous support of the local community, businesses and grant making trusts. It is thanks to our donors, fundraisers and volunteers that the Trust can invest in special enhancements, equipment and services to provide best possible care and comfort for patients.