Fundraising on water
Bassetlaw masons, led by Neil Airey of Worksop Priory Lodge, No. 7443, brought together 12 charity stewards and volunteers from lodges meeting at Worksop and Retford to raise funds for two charities in north Nottinghamshire.
A swimathon took place at Worksop College prior to the annual Rose Croix service in the college chapel, which was broadcast live by hospital radio Trust AM. Roy Collard, headmaster of Worksop College, generously enabled the fundraisers to use the swimming pool without charge and Fran Lacey, director of Worksop Swimstars, provided lifeguards and voluntary support.
Registered charities benefitting from this inaugural event are staffed by volunteers at Bassetlaw Hospital. They are the League of Friends of Bassetlaw Hospital and Trust AM, the hospital radio that broadcasts to patients and staff at the hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Both charities will receive donations exceeding £5,500.