Crewkerne Freemasons and the Somerset Provincial Grand Lodge are sponsoring Donald Gray’s production of PPE ear protectors for NHS staff, care workers and others employed on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Gray who is a member of the Parrett and Axe Lodge, whose meetings are held at the Masonic Hall in South Street, is making batches of the ear protectors on a 3D printer at his home near Yeovil.
Freemason Paul Leary and his wife Alison run Access Catering based in Leicestershire. Access Catering are the resident caterers at Syston Masonic hall, and during the current lockdown, period have been using existing facilities to provide meals for nurses and other NHS frontline workers at the three main Leicestershire hospitals. The head of Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons, Peter Kinder, was so impressed with Paul and Alison’s efforts, an emergency grant of £3,000 was made to keep their operation supplied with the necessary raw ingredients.