On the 19th May 2013, W Bro Stephen Gurr, accompanied by his wife Janet and W Bro Ryan Smith of Manor Royal Lodge No. 8296, visited Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, in Sussex, to present them with a cheque to the value of nearly £2,300.
The was money raised by the brethren of Manor Royal Lodge, during W Bro Stephen’s year as Master, and at his ladies' night in March. Chestnut Tree House provide care and support to children with life limiting and ending illness and require approximately £3 million per annum to continue with this work.
On presenting the cheque to Jayne Todd from CTH, Janet passed on the best wishes from all at Manor Royal Lodge and promised to continue supporting them wherever possible in the future. It was very emotional to walk through the memorial gardens but also hugely rewarding to contribute to such a vital and good local cause.