Masons and Lions raise £1,300 for the hospice

Masonic Lodge, Money donated.') L\R; David Baxter, Malcolm Firth, Marian Firth, Noel Baumber.
Masonic Lodge, Money donated.') L\R; David Baxter, Malcolm Firth, Marian Firth, Noel Baumber.
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MORE than £1,300 was added to the Brick-in-the-Wall Appeal total recently when the Masons and Grantham Lions Club started fund-raising for the cause.

The Masons at Granta Lodge, Grantham, donated £1,058.58, which they raised with a number of events supporting the hospice and a donation from their funds.

Masonic Lodge, Money donated.') L\R; David Baxter, Malcolm Firth, Marian Firth, Noel Baumber.

Masonic Lodge, Money donated.') L\R; David Baxter, Malcolm Firth, Marian Firth, Noel Baumber.

The chairman of the lodge Malcolm Firth decided to support the cause because he knows the good work the hospice does locally.

Charity steward of Granta Lodge David Baxter said: “I think everybody at the lodge thinks the hospice is a good cause and they have got to find quite a lot of money for the development of the building. We were pleased to be able to donate to them.”

Grantham Lions Club also decided to support the appeal and raised £250 in one day by asking people at Sainsbury’s to donate their change.

They laid a giant gingerbread man picture on the floor and let children fill in its outline with coins.

President of the club Godfrey MacKinder said: “It was a good day. I was very pleased with how much we raised, especially in the current climate. It’s a very good cause and we need to keep supporting it in Grantham.”

The Journal appeal hopes to raise £40,000 to put towards the £1.3 million revamp of the hospice. The building extension is going up fast but we still need people to come up with ways to raise some money for the cause. If you want to support the appeal let us know, e-mail suzanne.pike@jpress.co.uk