East Lancashire Freemasons donate £4,000 to local school for much-needed repairs

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

East Lancashire Freemasons have supported Thomasson Memorial School with a £4,000 donation towards installing new carpets and stairs. As the pupils are deaf or hearing impaired, carpets are imperative to help in reducing echoes and reverberations within the school

Steve Clark, East Lancashire’s Provincial Grand Charity Steward, was delighted to accept an invitation from their Headteacher Lisa Lane to visit the school on 1st March where he was given a fantastic reception from the children.

Lisa had submitted a grant application to East Lancashire Masonic Charity to assist in buying new carpets for the halls and stairs within the school, which have now been installed.

Thomasson Memorial is a day school in Bolton for deaf children aged 4-16 and a nursery for hearing and deaf children age 2-4. It provides a caring, secure and supportive environment in which all children are respected and encouraged to develop their full potential.

The school was founded after Mr Thomasson, a local businessman who was hearing impaired, bequeathed money to provide a school for deaf children. Thomasson Memorial are one of a only a handful of schools for deaf children and have students from across the whole North West of the country.

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