Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. The Masonic Province of West Wales covers Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. There are 27 individual lodges with a total of 1500 members. Most major towns in the province have at least one Masonic lodge.
Recently two lodges within the Masonic Province of West Wales received Grants to give to their local, chosen Charity. Both Narberth Lodge and the Peter Drewitt Daylight Lodge of the Freemasons presented a cheque of £600 each to Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.
George Bancroft, a member of the Narberth Lodge said “We are always open to suggestions when it comes to choosing a local charity to support. This Year a vote was not needed, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home was chosen and passed by all members.”
Phil Thompson MBE, the Chair of Paul Sartori said “We are extremely grateful of the support we receive from The Freemasons. This Grant was applied for to fund two new bath hoists costing £295 each. These are very popular items for our equipment loan service and are used so much that there is a high level of replacements required. Our equipment department delivered over 1176 pieces of equipment in 2017 – 2018.”
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
Pictured above: Daylight Lodge (Left to Right) David Inkin, Phil Thompson MBE, Ralph Beardmore and Wyn Evans.
Pictured below: Narberth Lodge (Left to Right) George Bancroft, Patrick Wadia, Phil Thompson MBE, Ray Mayes and Richard Fanus.