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18 February 2019

Masons driven to help Coast’s kidney patients

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People living with kidney disease on the Sunshine Coast will be the ones to benefit from the generosity of the local Freemasons, who recently donated $1,591 to the Kidney Support Network (KSN) in Currimundi.

Landsborough Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland enabled the purchase of a new touchscreen desktop computer, to help streamline the Kidney Support Network’s Patient Transport service.

Landsborough Masonic Lodge Secretary Rick Joyce said having one central place where drivers’ daily timesheets could be logged, would make it easier to manage bookings.

“With a team of 35 volunteer drivers helping to transport renal patients to and from their appointments across five hospitals, the Kidney Support Network is providing a valuable service to the Sunshine Coast Community,” Rick said.

On average each of the three vehicles cover between 26,000 – 30,000 km a year.

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said they were ready to support this initiative, to contribute to the organisation’s ongoing sustainability.

“Through our grassroots grant program, we were able to work with Landsborough Masonic Lodge who identified a real need in their community and maximise their support at a grassroots level,” he said.

Photo: The Kidney Support Network’s Sunshine Coast Co-ordinator Kathy Rayner alongside Landsborough Masonic Lodge’s Alan Holdsworth.

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