Cheshire Masons Refurbish Children’s Hospice Bathroom

On Wednesday 26th July Cheshire Freemasons were invited to the opening of a fully refurbished Bath and Wet Room at Claire House Children’s Hospice, Clatterbridge, Wirral. The Red Ribbon was cut by Colin Ross the Provincial Grand Charity Steward who was accompanied by Assistant Provincial Grand Masters for Areas 1 and 2.

Five Months previously on the 2nd March the  Provincial Grand Master of Cheshire Freemasons, RWBro Stephen M. Blank had presented the Hospice with a cheque for £30,000 on behalf of the Cheshire Freemasons’ Charity (CFC), of which he is also President, to enable Claire House Children’s Hospice to carry out much needed refurbishment and provide the very latest high tec Bathing and Audio Visual Experience to the Children with life limiting illnesses.

BEFORE REFURBISHMENT – L-R: Peter Carroll, Gary Horstman, Stephen M Blank, Jeff Cunningham and Paul Massie survey out of order Bathroom on 2nd March 2017

Peter Carroll Chairman of the CFC Trustees, Gary Horstman Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Area 1, Stephen Martin Blank Provincial Grand Master, Jeff Cunningham Chairman Area 1 and Paul Massie Assistant Provincial Grand Master Area 1.

AFTER REFURBISHMENT – L-R: Colin Ross, Paul Massie, Sue Cowle, Gary Horstman, , Bruce Dodd, Amanda Mitchell, Nicci Hunter and in the bath David Pastor with a rubber duck

Colin Ross Provincial Grand Charity Steward, Paul Massie Assistant Provincial Grand Master Area 1, David Pastor CEO Claire House Children’s Hospice, Gary Horstman Assistant Provincial Grand Master Area 2, Bruce Dodd Head of Facilities, Amanda Mitchell Community Fundraising Manager, Nicci Hunter Nurse.

The Bath features lifting and lowering, Multicoloured LED underwater lighting and full therapeutic Aqua jets