Success After Stroke (SAS) was lucky enough to be one of several charities benefiting from the generosity of a donation from The Phoenix Lodge, Stowmarket. On Tuesday 14th May, 2019 Roger Florey, Master of the Lodge, Colin Davis, Charity Steward and Paul Page, Senior Warden visited SAS to present a cheque for £500. Whilst visiting, Roger, Colin and Paul were shown around, seeing group and individual physiotherapy sessions in progress and getting the chance to chat to members.
Colin Davis explained that charitable giving is very much part of the Masonic ethos and that the vast majority of the funds raised is via the personal donations of the Masonic members themselves. External fundraising events are kept to a minimum.
Roger Florey presenting Bryan Moss with the cheque.
Also in the photo from left to right, Colin Davis, Paul Page and Viv Bourne who is a trustee of Success After Stroke.
Roger Florey then presented the cheque to Bryan Moss, SAS member who received it on the charity’s behalf. Bryan, who has been attending SAS since it began some 18 years ago is a Stowmarket resident and has been making the arduous journey via public transport twice a week. Bryan begins his journey very early in the morning (in all weathers) and takes two buses, changing at Bury St. Edmunds en route, before often being met by another member and driven the last few miles from Long Melford. He still manages to arrive at SAS in a remarkably cheerful frame of mind … and gasping for a cup of tea!
Roger Florey commented that he, Colin and Paul had very much enjoyed their visit to Success After Stroke and that he had found it very humbling. The members, volunteers and staff of Success After Stroke would like to thank the Phoenix Lodge for their kind generosity, without such donations we would struggle to continue to provide the current level and quality of support.
Colin Davis, Paul Page, Loudon Greenlees (Success After Stroke trustee and treasurer) and Roger Florey