The Ormskirk and Bootle Group Chairman, Frank Umbers, recently had the pleasure of visiting the Masonic care home, Tithebarn, in Crosby. Frank was there to present a cheque for £2,500 on behalf of the lodges and chapters who meet at the Litherland Masonic Hall and Merchant Taylor’s School.
All the money raised came solely from the generous donations contributed by the Bootle side of the group and the total figure was made up from this, and the previous Masonic season’s donations, which were presented at their annual installations.
The presentation took place at the end of the monthly committee meeting of Friends of Tithebarn (FOTB) with Frank having the privilege of presenting the cheque to the chairman, John Stallard, saying: “I would like to thank John and the Friends of Tithebarn for the warm welcome I have received today. I would also like to thank Graham Chambers for all the hard work he has done for Tithebarn, within our group and it gives me great pleasure to able to present today this cheque for £2,500 which has been raised by the lodges and chapters from the group who meet at the Litherland Masonic Hall and at Merchant Taylors school.”
In response John thanked Frank, saying: “On behalf of the members of the FOTB and Linda Johnson, manager of Tithebarn, I would like to thank you for the generous donation the lodges and chapters have made; the money will be passed on to Linda whom I am sure has a project in mind.”
Linda said that the money donated will help to go towards changing the current beds in the residential care part of the home to profiling beds. A profile bed can be adjusted to reposition and support an elderly user; these are popular for use in care homes and nursing units to assist carers in nursing the user of the bed.