Wiltshire Freemasons deliver PPE supplies to local care home

Monday, 25 May 2020

Members of the two Craft Lodges which meet in the picturesque market town of Chippenham in Wiltshire used a sunny Bank Holiday Monday to deliver full face visors (PPE) and a selection of essential 'morale boosting' goodies to the care team at Avon Court Care Home

The face masks are made by students and staff at St Joseph's Roman Catholic School in Laverstock just out side Salisbury. Deputy Head Kevin McGuinness and Wiltshire's Communication Officer Des Morgan have been working together to make sure that supplies of face visors reach the North of the county, and to-date over 3,500 have been donated to local Care Homes and GP surgeries.

St Joseph's Roman Catholic School received a Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons' charity, Covid-19 grant of £10,000 to enable them to produce 20,000 visors.

Master of Vale of Avon Lodge No. 8432 Mark Fuller said: 'Together with our friends from Lansdowne Lodge of Unity No. 626, I am very pleased to be able to vist Avon Court Care Home and provide them with full face visors and donate some extra 'goodies' which I am sure will lift their morale. It's what Freemasons do and as we often tell people - Charity is in a Freemason's DNA.'

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