Suthburgh & EAMBA support Cardiac Centre

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The West Suffolk Hospital has benefited from the East Anglian Mark Benevolent Association match funding scheme, with a donation of £500 towards equipment for it’s cardiac day centre.

Sudbury based Suthburgh Mark Lodge members donated £250 and this was matched by the EAMBA to give the final total. The grant was presented to the My WiSH charity which raises funds for the Bury St Edmunds hospital by lodge member John Ford, who received treatment for cancer and heart issues.

My WiSH Appeals Manager Sally Daniels received the cheque and said, “The new cardiac centre is now open and making a massive difference to the community with pacemakers being fitted and angiograms being performed. We couldn’t have completed the project without fabulous support of people like John and Suthburgh Lodge and we are truly grateful”.

Melvyn Eke
Suthburgh Lodge

Eversley Mark and EAMBA support Cromer Hospital

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Sheringham based Eversley Mark Lodge chose to support their local hospital at Cromer and sought match funding from the East Anglian Mark Benevolent Association. The hospital has a wish list of equipment, which the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends look to fund through fundraising events and donations.

One item was a bariatric wheelchair, more heavy duty than the standard versions, costing just over £1,000. With help from the EAMBA, Eversley members were able to donate the full amount and presented the money in shirt sleeve order at the hospital fete. Funds were boosted further on the day, with lodge members taking part in the many stalls and games at the fete.

The picture shows Eversley members Mark Northway (left), Richard Callaby (right) and WM John Driscoll (second right), with Mike Ayden, Shirley Davies and Viv Bateman from the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends.

John Driscoll
Worshipful Master