Freemasons attend Opening of Refurbished Bathroom at Children’s Hospice

On Wednesday 26th July Cheshire Freemasons were invited to the opening of a fully refurbished bathroom and Wet room at Claire House Children’s Hospice at Clatterbridge on the 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.


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

Paul Massie Assistant Provincial Grand Master Area 1


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

Sue Cowie Clinical Team Leader

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













LED lighting cycles through a sequence of colours













and now green












The next door is a Wet Room which allows child patients to be transferred from their Care Rooms on a specially designed patient transport trolley


Wet Room and Shower Facility