Worthing freemasons double charity raffle profits to help hospice
Worthing freemasons have been able to double the amount raised in charity raffles by making a successful application for match funding.
The Viatores Lodge, based at the Charmandean Centre in Worthing, raised £540 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice through raffles and a ladies dinner.
Members then decided to make an application to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex for match funding, which was successful.
Robert Pickett, master of Viatores Lodge, said: “Viatores Lodge has, therefore, been able, with their help, to double its contribution to this worthy charity.”
The charity steward, David Holliday, presented a cheque for £1,080 to Chestnut Tree House, as a contribution towards the cost of replacing the flooring.
Robert said: “It became apparent that the flooring on the ground floor of Chestnut Tree House was no longer fit for purpose.
“Having been installed many years ago, the carpet did not comply with current infection control and care quality standards. Therefore, it was decided to replace all the existing ground-floor areas with modern Sarlon acoustic vinyl, which is quieter, more hard wearing and easier to clean.
“The total cost of the Project is in the region of £29,000, so this cheque will help to pay for part of the cost.”
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