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Masons give double donation delight to York Hospital
8:46am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in News
The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, presents a cheque for £5,000 to Sister Janet Heppell on Ward 39 (stroke rehabilitation).The money was raised by four York Masonic Lodges
FREEMSONS have given a £5,000 boost to a £300,000 appeal to carry out improvements to York Hospital ’s stroke unit.
The donation was presented by the Lord Mayor, Coun Keith Hyman , to the York Teaching Hospital Charity in support of the Star Appeal for the unit.
Four York Lodges were represented and the chairman of the Provincial Grand Charity of Yorkshire North and East Ridings was also there.
The Star (Stroke Treatment And Rehabilitation) appeal, was launched last November, with the aim of helping to fund a huge overhaul and modernisation of the unit to boost patients’ recovery.
The first phase will be the installation of a track-hoist system to make it easier for them to get in and out of bed.
Meanwhile, the Freemasons’ Minster lodge and the Provincial Grand charity have also presented £1,280 to the orthopaedic ward for the purchase of equipment.