01 June 2017

Lodge gets behind rehab centre rebuilding lives

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Toowoomba’s Sunrise Way Rehabilitation Centre which is home to those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction has been given a hand up from Darling Downs Masonic Lodge.

Lodge Secretary, Ken Stephen said the new laptop, which the Lodge donated, with the help of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, would support residents in their rehabilitation, improving their quality of life.

“It’s been fantastic to be able to provide this on-going support to Sunrise Way,” Ken said.

“Earlier in the year the Lodge, through their own funds, donated a projector and projector screen, so all these additional resources will assist in making the rehabilitation program more engaging and effective. The new resources are currently being used during group psychosocial education and individual counselling,” he said.

“Similarly, late last year, the Lodge donated a commercial dishwasher with Hand Heart Pocket’s assistance, ensuring residents have the facilities to wash up after preparing and cooking their own meals.”

“Without the presence of Sunrise Way in our community many people would be worse off, so we’re very supportive of their work, “Ken said.

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer, Gary Mark, commended Darling Downs Lodge for getting behind a local organisation that’s providing an invaluable service to the Toowoomba region and beyond.

“Hand Heart Pocket’s purpose is to provide sustainable support that delivers positive outcomes, so we were quite happy to match the charitable efforts of Darling Downs Masonic Lodge to support Sunrise Way to rebuild lives,” Gary said. 

Photo: Darling Downs Masonic Lodge representatives Ian Parry, Maurice Howell and Ken Stephen present the new laptop to Sunrise Way with Kristi standing alongside. 

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