On Wednesday the 20th December at a white table event, the Royal Alfred Lodge No 1028 were pleased to make two important donations to two very deserving charities:
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
The death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth is a devastating experience with lifelong consequences for the whole family. Sands work to support bereaved families and improve the care they receive as well as fund vital research to prevent more families suffering the loss of their precious baby. Operating throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
To do this they rely on the generosity of the public and various organisations to help them with the costs of providing this vital service.
The photograph shows Jim Shaw Worshipful Master of Royal Alfred Lodge, Betty Clarke and Kate Ives SANDS, Pete Chapman Charity Steward of Royal Alfred Lodge and Janet Shaw, the WM’s Lady holding a cheque to this amazing charity for £1750. The donation was made by the members of Royal Alfred Lodge with the assistance of the Derbyshire Provincial Grand Charity.
Giving the children of Derbyshire a break
Delivering happiness, enjoyment, self-esteem, personal development, security and memories. DCHC is a charity which was established in 1891 to provide Derbyshire children having troubles in their home lives with a holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire. At the present time it provides 660 holiday places per season. The residential experience provides endless opportunity for contributing to the personal and social development of the children, especially making it clear to them that they are accepted as worthwhile individuals.
The development of the children’s self-esteem, attitudes and behaviour can be significant during the period.
Opportunities for personal development are created for the children, whatever their strengths and abilities.
For many children the relationships gained remain with them throughout their lives.
The photograph shows Jim Shaw WM, Shane Adams representing DCHC, Pete Chapman Charity Steward and Janet Shaw the WM’s Lady
holding a cheque for £330 which will help this fabulous organisation to keep up the good work they do.