Glen Innes Freemasons purchase chairs for hospitals

Member of the Glen Innes Masonic Lodge (supported by its ladies auxiliary group) are justifiably-proud of their efforts to purchase three wheelchairs for the Glen Innes hospital, with another three in the pipeline for Emmaville.
Member of the Glen Innes Masonic Lodge (supported by its ladies auxiliary group) are justifiably-proud of their efforts to purchase three wheelchairs for the Glen Innes hospital, with another three in the pipeline for Emmaville.

Glen Innes and District Hospital has received three new wheelchairs thanks to the efforts of the local members of the Masonic Lodge (supported by its ladies auxiliary group) selling raffle tickets and dipping into reserves.

The wheelchairs were purchased through Masonicare (the charitable arm of Freemasons) who granted a dollar-for-dollar gift to match the monies raised by the local Lodge.

The chairs were delivered to hospital on Monday, November 19, and have a specially-printed seat back to proudly display where they came from and where they belong.

(From left) Hospital staffer Leanne, Glen Innes Lodge Worshipful master Jim Donald, Masonicare Glen Innes representative Jason Stewart and hospital staff member Tracey.

(From left) Hospital staffer Leanne, Glen Innes Lodge Worshipful master Jim Donald, Masonicare Glen Innes representative Jason Stewart and hospital staff member Tracey.

‘We hope to deliver three to the Vegetable Creek Hospital shortly,” Glen Innes Lodge Worshipful Master Jim Donald said.

“We are expecting them soon.

“I would like to thank the support given to our fundraising by the local people. Glen Innes folk are so generous.”

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