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Support for Cancer Appeal.
St Andrews Lodge of Mark Master Masons, have donated £500 to the Children’s Cancer Appeal. Further donations have been made by the Provincial Grand Lodge of MMM of Somerset £220. John Lendon’s Provincial annual London Sojourn £100 and the Somerset Masonic Bowling Association £180. Uno Corde Lodge No 5736 - £550, this was the proceeds from W.Bro Bonnie and Mrs Maureen Pearce's Ladies night.
My 5 year old granddaughter Ellie was suddenly taken ill in early April and was diagnosed as suffering from aplastic anaemia. She had to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant and spent a total of 13 weeks in the Children's Hospital. Although she is still not fully recovered she is making steady progress and is hopeful of being able to return to school in the New Year. This photo of Ellie was taken while she was in hospital by stephenlewisphotography.com and is reproduced with his kind permission. The photo will be used with an article that will appear in October edition of Royal College of Nursing magazine
The Children’s Cancer Appeal is endeavouring to raise £250,000 to transform the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital to create a new, integrated Children’s Cancer Unit. Together, the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and the Oncology Ward provide the very highest level of care to children with cancer and leukaemia from all over the South West. The new Children’s Cancer Unit will provide integrated care to the hundreds of children suffering from cancer who are treated at the Hospital each year.
Funds raised by the appeal will build a new conservatory and playroom giving long-stay patients the opportunity to see out over all of Bristol with views of the surrounding countryside. It will also provide enhanced family facilities including a parents room and kitchen, as well as en-suites in patient bedrooms for children who are suffering from cancer and leukaemia. For more details go to grandappeal.org.uk
Ray Guthrie, Secretary St Andrew's Lodge No 1924.