10th April 2012 – Eggstraordinary response to Easter appeal
Members of the Craven Masonic Lodge have collected more than 40 Easter eggs for the children’s unit at Airedale Hospital.
The eggs were taken to the Steeton hospital by Adrian Lilley, one of the brothers from the lodge, on Maundy Thursday.
Adrian instigated the collection three years ago, when he was lodge master, following his daughter’s treatment on the ward when she was nine.
Jo Newman, Matron for Children’s Services at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says: “We would like to thank everyone at Craven Masonic Lodge for donating Easter eggs to our children’s unit. The children – and staff – really appreciated them.”
Adrian says: “It was a pleasure to be involved in this event and hopefully it cheered up the children who unfortunately had to spend time in hospital over Easter.”
The lodge has previously raised funds for equipment not only for the children’s unit but also for other wards in the hospital.