Windsfords Neuro Muscular Centre Opens its Doors to the Public

In November last year and again in January this year, our Provincial Web News Page reported on Cheshire Freemasons substantial donations to the Neuro Muscular Centre at Winsford.  The development took just two years to complete and includes a new Gymnasium, Printing Design Unit, Training facility and Physiotherapy Suite, it caters for patients from all over the country and at a much lower cost than sending patients to the hospital, the unit currently has 925 patients and 25 students training.  The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs MBE K.St.J. carried out the formal ceremony on Wednesday 5 July after praising all those who had worked so hard behind the
scenes fundraising.

Many Tarporley Lodges including the Area Five Community Fund had made donations toward the purchase of equipment for the Gymnasium. WBro George Mann APGM was invited to represent the Province, it was also attended by a galaxy of Local Town Mayors resplendent with their chain of office from Crewe, Congleton, Knutsford, Nantwich, Northwich and Winsford.  Phase one of the Project involving the development of the grounds was also supported by Cheshire Province some years ago and several plaques remain to show the generosity of Cheshire Freemasons.

Gill Storey Chief Physiotherapist with some of the equipment purchase by
donation from Freemasons of Cheshire.

George Mann APGM with the Chief Physiotherapist Gill Storey inspects the
pace machine.

Part of the therapy includes making items for sale. Here one of the
instructors from the “Wood Shed” proudly presents an obelisk suitable for
climbing garden plants.

George Mann APGM alongside one of the Garden Plaques representing a very
generous donation during phase one by Tarporley Lodge 5431.

Cheshire Freemasons Charity helped with the purchase of land during phase
one to develop a garden.

Opening of the Centre by Lord Lieutenant David Brigs using his sword to cut
the ribbon but it wasn’t sharp enough!

Success at last using a pair of scissors much to the delight of hundreds of
well-wishers and patients. David Briggs Lord Lieutenant with chief
Executive Office Mathew Lanham