(by autor, Community News, April 17, 2020)
With key workers being told to avoid using public transport where possible to limit the spread of Covid-19, and as car parking onsite is limited, Croydon University Hospital (known as Mayday Hospital between 1923 and 2002) employees were having to pay parking charges elsewhere.
When Surrey Freemason David Candeland heard front line NHS staff faced paying hefty charges to park by Croydon University Hospital during the pandemic he was reminded of every Freemason’s duty to support charity.
In March 2020, the rulers of Freemasonry in the UK responded to the Covid-19 outbreak by suspending all meetings for a period of at least four months. David, in his capacity as managing director of Croydon and District Masonic Hall (CDMH), saw this as …