(by John Guinn, Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle, 26 April, 2021)
It all started when a Southend freemason’s wife was rushed to A&E and members of his Lodge proposed a small donation to say thank you. However, Neil Beverley thought they could do more and came up with the idea for ‘Teddies for Loving Care’. Essex TLC launched in March 2001 and has since spread to 47 freemason provinces across England and Wales.
Bedfordshire’s two hospitals at Bedford and Luton have received over 29,000 teddies. Martin Wilson, provincial charity steward for Bedfordshire Freemasons, recently delivered new supplies of teddies to both Bedford and Luton, which prompted Isabella Gilmore at Luton to…
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