(by Wauchope Gazette, June 7, 2019)
Wauchope District Memorial Hospital has six new lightweight wheelchairs thanks to the Hastings Macleay Freemasons Association, Lodge Star of Wauchope and the Freemasons’ charity, Masonicare.
The donation, valued at $3000, is part of a state-wide Masonicare initiative to donate wheelchairs to public hospitals in rural and regional NSW. The cost of the chairs is shared, dollar-for-dollar, with participating Masonic Lodges.
Lodge Star of Wauchope Past Master Harry Lavender said the donation was a very practical way of supporting Wauchope Hospital and its patients.
“Freemasons have a long history of supporting worthy causes, and here in Wauchope it is especially true,” Mr Lavender said.
“This gift is highly practical, but it also represents independence and freedom to move for those…