On Tuesday 5th July, our Head of Business Development and Fundraising, Terry Hodkinson, welcomed visitors from The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392, who have supported Blackpool Carers over the years.
Worshipful Master (WM), Jeff Lucas, along with members of the lodge, Allan Lock and Chris Tittley, joined John Topping (Trustee of Blackpool Carers Centre) and Jeff’s daughter Debbie and grandson Loukas for a tour of Beaverbrooks House. Terry explained the work of the carers centre and highlighted the considerable funds needed annually to support over 8,000 young and adult carers in Blackpool.
Debbie works for SR8 Medical which has delivered free first aid training to our young carers. One of the trainers, Paul Wharton-Hardman is the WM of Leyland St Andrew`s Lodge No. 7391.
Over the years, Terry has visited a number of Fylde Coast lodges together with young carers and those who are cared for, so that a better appreciation and awareness can be gained of the daily challenges faced by the young carers, some as young as five years of age.
We would like to say thank you to all members of The Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392 for their kind donations and for taking the time to come and visit us, to see first-hand the difference their donations make to our carers.
Pictured from left to right, are: John Topping, Terry Hodkinson, Jeff Lucas, Chris Tittley, Debbie Strouthos (SR8 Medical) and Allan Lock.
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