Sussex Freemasons provide £30,000 immediate support for NHS staff 

Monday, 20 April 2020

Sussex Freemasons, through the Sussex Masonic Charity Foundation, have donated £30,000 to directly support NHS staff working in the major hospitals across the county

St Richards in Chichester, Worthing Hospital, the Royal Sussex County in Brighton, the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath, the Eastbourne District General Hospital and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings will each receive £5,000 to help improve the working experience of the frontline staff who are battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Harry Walmsley, the chair of The Friends of Eastbourne General Hospital, stated 'This money will be used for all sorts of things from drinks and snacks through to camp beds for those staff who cannot get home because they are too busy or their family are in isolation. We know that this support will be a huge morale boost for staff.’

Michael Harris, Chair of the Sussex Masonic Charity Foundation, said: ‘At this time of need, it is so important that we do all we can to help keep up the morale of frontline NHS staff.

'Sussex Freemasons fully support our incredible National Health Service and we are delighted that we can play a small role in helping them and making their working lives a little more comfortable in their ongoing battle with this awful virus.'

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