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Somerset Freemasons donate £1750 for new Heart Monitor

Musgrove Park Hospital’s stroke unit has benefited from a generous donation from the Admiral Blake Masonic Lodge in Bridgwater.

The Lodge donated £1,750 following a year of fundraising activities so that the Dunkery Ward could buy a new Cardiac Monitor. Lodge Member, Robin Back was cared for by the team on Dunkery following a stroke in August 2015, so his fellow Members decided to raise funds to thank the Unit for the wonderful care it provided.

Peter Wall, the Worshipful Master of Admiral Blake Lodge said; “Supporting good causes and local charities is very important to us and we were pleased to be able to raise this amount for the Dunkery Unit. Without the wonderful care Robin received, he might not be here today.”Money was raised through a number of activities including coffee mornings, horse racing and even a skydive! Peter, along with Stewart Morgan, the Charity Steward for Admiral Blake Lodge, handed over the donation to Kristina Renshaw, the junior sister on Dunkery Ward at a cheque presentation on Wednesday, 1st November.

Kristina, when receiving the cheque said; “We are so grateful to the Admiral Blake Lodge for their very generous donation which will go towards buying a new cardiac monitor for the ward, the machine monitors all the vitals of our patients and it is also transportable which means if a patient needs to go for the scan then we can still monitor them while they are on their way which is important. Thank you to everyone who took part in raising the money.” Pictured are (l-r); Kristina Renshaw (Junior Sister), Helen Needs (Staff Nurse), Tash Wolfe (Stroke Practitioner), Dr Mailk Hussain (Consultant Physician) and Peter Wall (Worshipful Master, Admiral Blake Lodge)Story by Stewart Morgan, Charity Steward Admiral Blake Lodge, Bridgwater

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