The Le Strange Masonic Lodge, based out of Hunstanton, has raised £1,000 to support blind veterans in East Anglia
The Lodge fundraised by hosting two events, one at the Heacham Lavender Fields and the other at Searle’s Holiday Park in Hunstanton.
Through ticket sales, donations and raffles with prizes, including meals at pubs in the local area, the Lodge managed to raise £1,000, which they have donated to support blind veterans in East Anglia.
Blind veteran Raymond Thomas, 82 years old and from Dersingham, received the cheque on behalf of ourselves from Worshipful Master of the Lodge, Stephen Lake, also from Dersingham, on Thursday April 25.
Stephen says making the choice to support Blind Veterans UK was an easy one.
“The support the charity gave my father-in-law when he lost his sight was life-changing. The adaptations they made around his home made it possible for him to continue living independently. Their purpose built rehabilitation centre in Brighton is outstanding and I know my father-in-law used to love his trips down there.”Stephen Lake, Worshipful Master of Hunstanton Masonic Lodge
"As shown by Stephen and the Lodge, putting on a fundraising event can be a really fun and easy way of getting together and raising some money for a great cause. The possibilities of what can be done are endless and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you’re interested in raising some money by taking on a challenge, putting on a coffee morning or anything in-between, get in touch to see what’s possible and how we can help.”James Bacharew, Community & Events Fundraising Manager for Blind Veterans UK in East Anglia