RWBro Stephen Blank presents Simone Enefer-Doy, Lifelites Chief Executive with a cheque for £5000
It was an early start for the Provincial Grand Master, RWBro Stephen Blank, the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VWBro David Dyson, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, EComp Rob Bramley and a number of Assistant Provincial Grand Masters from the Province of Cheshire as they welcomed Lifelites Chief Executive Simone Enefer-Doy to Dunham Massey Hall this morning.
Arriving in Cheshire, Simone reached another important milestone as part of her epic 2,500-mile 14-day journey across England and Wales. Dubbed ‘A Lift for Lifelites’, Simone is visiting 47 landmarks, at each stop being joined by local Freemasons on hand to offer encouragement, support and importantly, a donation for the charity.
Stephen Blank presented Simone with a Cheque for £5000 on behalf of Cheshire Freemasons and commended the fantastic work the charity undertakes, “it is incredible to see the dedication, commitment and compassion shown by all those who work for Lifelites” said Stephen. He continued, “We know of many youngsters in Hospices across Cheshire whose lives are enhanced on a daily basis thanks to the technology Lifelites provides. It was humbling to meet Simone and to hear more about the work they do and their plans for the future”.
Simone was delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity and said, “I am determined to raise as much money as possible, so we can reach even more children whose lives could be transformed by the technology we provide.”
On each leg of the journey Simone is being transported by Freemasons in a variety of weird and wonderful vehicles. With a long way still to go and in the spirit of the ‘challenge’ it was time for Simone to leave Cheshire and take a ride on yet another form of transport, on this occasion setting off to RAF Cosford on a Motor Trike driven by WBro Walter Grundy, Provincial Grand Almoner. Simone was given a fond farewell and best wishes for the rest of her journey. To find a full list of the landmarks being visited along with more information about the event at www.lifelites.org/get-involved/lift-for-lifelites,
Lifelites provides assistive technology for life-limited and disabled children in children’s hospices across the British Isles. The equipment they donate gives these children opportunities to play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate. ‘Lift for Lifelites’ is a nationwide event being held by Lifelites to raise money for their work for children in hospices.
Left to right: Dr Marilyn Blank, Stephen Blank, Adrian Davies, David Dyson, Simon Richardson, Harry Wright, Simon Palfreyman, Rob Bramley with Walter Grundy seated and Simone Enefer-Doy
Simone Enefer-Doy departs Dunham Massey for RAF Cosford aboard Walter Grundy’s Rewaco Trike