British Red Cross support at home service

Saturday, 21 April 2012
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Red Cross support at home

Herefordshire Freemasons have again given support to the British Red Cross and their proven Support at Home Service. This scheme provides short-term care and support in the home for predominantly older people after an accident, illness, or stay in hospital, giving them confidence to continue their daily lives.

In presenting the donation to Mike Crowe, Service Development Manager for Herefordshire Red Cross, W Bro David Knowles, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, was taken on a tour of the relatively new premises in Harrow Road, Plough Lane. He praised the staff and volunteers for the notable number of local people supported by this service at home.

David Knowles was also impressed by the other wide range of services available from the loan of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, to door-to-door transport and therapeutic care.

Judith Topping, one of the Support at Home Service Co-ordinators, mentioned the important role played by the Herefordshire Village Warden scheme in association with the British Red Cross. By introducing people to a friendly, knowledgeable and independent village warden, welcome assistance is provided from within their own local community to the benefit of all concerned.

David Knowles emphasised the commitment of Herefordshire Freemasons in supporting such local charity projects as the British Red Cross Support at Home Service.

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