Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care was recently presented with a cheque for £4,000 by members of the Woking Masonic Lodge no. 6264, which has supported Phyllis Tuckwell with an annual donation since 1985.
Worshipful Brother Mike Higgins, Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Surrey Worshipful Brother Mike Harding, Worshipful Brother Rowland Gbedemah and Worshipful Brother Andrew Mealin visited the Hospice on Thursday 21st June to present the cheque to Phyllis Tuckwell’s Chief Executive Sarah Brocklebank and Community Fundraising Manager Charli Quay-Barnham.
The money was raised through the Woking Lodge Charity Ball which was held at the Wotton House Hotel near Dorking on 28th April and which was attended by over 120 people. During the evening guests were offered the chance to bid in a silent auction, with some amazing prizes on offer including a spa day for two at Brooklands Hotel, VIP tickets to see Barry Manilow and Andre Porcelli at the O2 Arena, clay pigeon shoots and fishing days, boxing gloves and shirts signed Paul Gascoigne, David Hay, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Gordon Banks and Anthony Joshua, and family tickets to the Warner Bros Harry Potter studio tour.
“We would like to thank all of the members of Woking Masonic Lodge for this wonderful donation, which will help fund the vital supportive and end of life care that we provide for patients and families in West Surrey and North-East Hampshire, who are living with an advanced or terminal illness such as cancer,” said Phyllis Tuckwell’s Chief Executive Sarah Brocklebank. “£4,000 could pay for over a months’ care from one of our Hospice Care at Home nurses, who visit patients who have chosen to spend their last days, and to die, in the comfort of their own homes, instead of in hospital or at the Hospice. As well as providing compassionate nursing care, our nurses also offer emotional support to the families and carers of our patients, at this difficult time.”