Marlborough Freemasons make Savernake Appeal donation

Two senior members of the Marlborough-based Lodge of Loyalty have presented a cheque to the fundraising team at Prospect Hospice as a contribution to the appeal to raise funds to open an Outpatient Centre at Savernake Hospital next summer.

David Vines, the lodge’s worshipful master, and Tony Batchelor, lodge charity steward, visited the hospice in Wroughton, where they handed a cheque for £250 to community fundraiser Sara Thompson.

“When we heard that the Hospice was seeking to open an outpatient facility at Savernake Hospital we instantly knew that we had to help,” said David Vines. “As soon as we told our members that the proceeds of the raffle at our October meeting were going towards this extremely worthwhile project they were reaching into their pockets to get their wallets out. Members of the Lodge of Loyalty have supported the hospice movement individually over the years, and recently one of our members was very carefully looked after by the Hospice until he passed away. Everyone was anxious to honour his name.”

Sara Thompson said: “It was our pleasure to welcome David and Tony to Prospect Hospice today, and we are very appreciative of the contribution they made towards the Savernake Appeal.”

Local clubs and philanthropic groups who also wish to contribute to the Savernake Appeal are invited to contact Sara. Email fundraising& or call 01793 816161 for further details.