Falkirk area masonic lodges help raise £20,000 for Strathcarron Hospice

Eight Falkirk district masonic lodges are among a group which has generated £20,000 for Strathcarron Hospice.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 18th May 2020, 12:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 9:22 am

Lodge members from across the region helped to contribute to the five-figure sum donated to the Fankerton-based free palliative care service.

From gin tasting nights to prize bingos and raffles among other events, a total of 23 masonic lodges in Central Scotland played their part in raising the £20,020 total through their yearly appeal.

Leonard McComb, past master of St John Slamannan No 484, said: “I’m very proud of all the lodges and all the work they’ve done and I’m very proud to be giving this cheque over on their behalf.

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Leonard McComb, past master of St. John Slamannan 484; Irene McKie, chief executive of Strathcarron Hospice; and William Stevenson, past master of Lodge Abercrombie 531. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“It has been a great effort. Two or three lodges have still to come in so the total will be higher.”

For more details, visit the Strathcarron website.