Representatives of the Freemasons of Cornwall paid a visit to Royal Cornwall Hospital this week to see their funding in action. A contribution was made from the Cornwall Masonic Charitable Foundation towards a basket swing in the children’s garden.
“Many of our younger patients and their families visit the Garden of Freedom while either an inpatient or visiting family in hospital. It gives them space away from the clinical environment to have some fresh air, enjoy the sunshine and now to sit on the fantastic basket swing!” Said Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.
Head of Freemasonry in Cornwall, David Maskell, and his fellow Masons, were delighted to meet Ettie, a young patient who frequently visits the garden to hear how she enjoys the garden and swing when at hospital.
“It was a delight to meet young Ettie and her father and to see the obvious enjoyment she gained from the play equipment first-hand. We hope that our support will make a difference to the patients and families at Treliske.”
The group were then able to visit the Renal Unit to meet Unit Manager Frank Scuito, as the Truro School Masonic Lodge supported the unit with a donation towards a reclining chair for patients. Frank was able to show the visitors the chair and to explain how beneficial they are to the patients that often spend many hours at a time on the unit and therefore comfort is of paramount importance.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity would like to thank the Freemasons of Cornwall for their ongoing support of the hospitals in Cornwall.