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Freemasons support Scunthorpe General Hospital charity appeal

Scunthorpe General Hospital’s maternity bereavement suit appeal is one step closer to its £150,000 target thanks to a £750 donation.

Members of Scunthorpe’s St Lawrence Lodge of Freemasons has backed the appeal launched by the hospital’s official charity, The Health Tree Foundation.

Lodge almoner Terry Walton said members of the lodge decided to back the appeal and donate the money from the Masonic Province of Lincolnshire’s Benevolent Fund.

There are a total of 74 lodges in the province all of which contribute to the fund. Once a year each lodge is invited to nominate two ‘good causes’ to receive a donation.

Freemason Stuart Pearcey said: “Any kind of bereavement is a difficult time for families, but it is especially so for those who have lost a child. We hope our contribution has helped to bring the maternity bereavement suite one step closer.”

The suite will provide a quiet haven for mums and their families who face the heartache of saying goodbye to their baby.

HTF community champion Hayley Thompson said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the freemasons for their generous donation. Every donation is helping to make the suite a reality, not just a dream.”

If you would like more information about the appeal of how you can help make a difference to your local hospital. Please contact HTF community champion Hayley Thompson on 03033 305672 or email:

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