The Rearsby Residential Care Home has received a generous donation of tablet computers from members of the Lodge of the Argonauts in Leicester
The Lodge in the Province of Leicestershire & Rutland has joined a nationwide effort of Freemasons to help the local communities stay safe and connected during the current health crisis. Freemasons have been creating PPE equipment, delivering food parcels, and offering other essential services around the county.
The Lodge of the Argonauts decided to help those in the care home stay in contact with their families and loved ones by providing tablet computers. This initiative was started by Dr. Durairaj Jawahar, a member of the Lodge and partner in the care home, who was assisted by fellow Freemasons Dr. Thankasamy Sankur and Kalpesh Chauhan to secure the donation from the Lodge charity funds.
Dr. Thankasamy and Kalpesh visited the care home to hand over the devices, observing health guidelines and social distancing in doing so.
The head of the Lodge of the Argonauts Dr. Thankasamy said: 'We witnessed the isolation and struggle of some of the residents to stay in contact with loved ones, and decided that this is something the Lodge could and should do something about.'