Some of Hinchinbrook Shire’s youngest and oldest residents have been touched by the generosity of their local Masonic Lodge, Hinchinbrook Cordelia Lodge.
In conjunction with a Dollar for Dollar Subsidy from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, Hinchinbrook Cordelia Lodge has donated $400 to the Lower Herbert Blue Light Association and $750 to Café Connect, a local outreach service of Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld).
Lodge Worshipful Master, Cliff Blain said essential services provided by the two organisations would be enhanced with these funds.
“Our contribution is in recognition of all those working towards making our community an inclusive one,” he said.
“One supports our youth by providing a variety of activities in a drug and alcohol free environment. The other enables people with Alzheimer’s and their carers to meet those in a similar situation, to enjoy each other’s company, helping to eliminate the loneliness and frustration that can set in when diagnosed.”
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer, Gary Mark said it’s fantastic to see the Lodge throw its support behind two very worthy causes.
“I congratulate Hinchinbrook Cordelia Lodge for taking an interest in their community, particularly those in need,” Gary said.
“Hand Heart Pocket recognises the initiative taken by this Lodge to assist these organisations to continue to make a difference in their community,” he said.
Photo: Hinchinbrook Cordelia Lodge members Ken Robson and Cliff Blain present President of the Lower Herbert Blue Light Association Snr Constable Shelley Milns with a cheque from recent fundraising efforts.