Devonshire Freemason undertakes wing walk to donate lifesaving defibrillator

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Devonshire Freemason John Prichard raised £1,000 last year when he showed his true metal and undertook a wing walk

After discussion with the members of his lodge, Lord Roborough Lodge No. 5789, who meet at the Mount Edgcumbe Masonic Hall in Plymouth. the money was donated to HeartSWell, a charity based in Derriford Plymouth committed to support heart patients, their families and carers throughout Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

The charities Chairman Clem Spencer was asked to use the money towards making a defibrillator available to St. Mary’s Church in Plymstock, which is one of several placed around Devon by HeartSWell. This was fitted into a community case and installed on the outside wall of the Church Hall and made available to the whole community.

On 22nd September 2018, Clem Spencer was proud to announce that it had been used to save the life of a gentleman who had been taken ill on that day and that without the defibrillator being available it was very likely he wouldn’t have survived. 

The members of Lord Roborough Lodge all agreed that the money could not have better spent and they felt equally proud to have been responsible for saving a life.

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