Ma­sonic gift helps char­ity at hos­pice

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A£5,000 dona­tion by Mersey­side and Lan­cashire Freemasons to the char­ity LifeLites, has al­lowed it to pro­vide in­ter­ac­tive tech­nol­ogy for chil­dren at Claire House hos­pice.

The was made by the West Lan­cashire Freemasons’ Char­ity dur­ing a re­cent na­tional fundrais­ing event dur­ing which the char­ity’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Si­mone Ene­fer-Doy, called at Black­pool on a na­tional tour.

She was joined on a re­cent visit to the hos­pice by the lead­ers of lo­cal Ma­sons, Derek Parkin­son, Sam Robin­son and Mark Matthews, who all had the op­por­tu­nity to see the dif­fer­ence the tech­nol­ogy is mak­ing in en­hanc­ing the lives of the chil­dren cared for their.

One of the pack­ages was the “Magic Car­pet”, a sen­sory learn­ing tool with the ca­pac­ity to en­gage peo­ple of abil­i­ties.

Af­ter watch­ing baby Phoenix in­ter­act­ing with the Magic Car­pet, Derek Parkin­son said: “It’s very hum­bling to see the ded­i­ca­tion of the staff here at the hos­pice and we can’t suf­fi­ciently ex­press our grat­i­tude for the in­cred­i­ble work that they do. all ages and

“Giv­ing aid and sup­port to char­i­ties within the lo­cal and wider com­mu­nity is cen­tral to Freema­sonry.

“It’s marvel­lous to see at first hand what the money we have do­nated is achiev­ing and we thank both LifeLites and Claire House for this op­por­tu­nity.”

Pic­tured at Claire House are, from left: Joan and Derek Parkin­son, Si­mone Ene­fer-Doy, Sam Robin­son, Mark and Deb­bie Matthews.

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