John Moorehouse, a member of White Horse Lodge No. 2227 which meets in the town of Westbury in Wiltshire, was thinking of a way in which he could do two things. The first was to show his appreciation for the incredible work of NHS frontline staff, while the second was to raise money for his local hospital, and Teddies for Loving Care. In a moment of inspiration, he came up with Hearts That Care
To date, John has distributed over 350 Hearts That Care to frontline workers, their families and friends.
The little hearts are made by John's sister and are made by fusing together two pieces of glass, one white, one clear with a paper heart. John has personally funded most of the 350 Hearts That Care which have been donated thus far, but the time has come to seek further support for this wonderful initiative, and so he is now appealing for help from local Lodges. John's new target is to give away 500 Hearts That Care and he wants to use Carers Week to promote them to everyone who believes that supporting frontline workers in the NHS, Care Homes and throughout the Province is a worthwhile cause.
Carers Week runs from 8th to 15th June 2020 throughout the UK. According to John, this is a great opportunity for Freemasons across the country to show their appreciation to Carers by donating Hearts That Care to all the care homes in their local area, but they need to raise funds to do this. John and his friends need to raise a minimum of £300 to be able to donate a further 150 Hearts That Care in their local area alone.
Every reader can buy their very own Heart That Care by visiting the website and following the instructions online at: http://heartsthatcare.info.
Since the start of the lockdown period, Hearts that Care has been promoted on social media and Twitter in particular has generated a lot of interest from other Provinces but no sales. Hearts that Care come in Gold, Red, Blue, Green, and now a vibrant Rainbow style. John and the White Horse Lodge team have a large quantity in stock and can accommodate most orders.