Lives of children suffering debilitating conditions have been made a little brighter thanks to a donation from Horncastle’s Freemasons.
Members of the Olive Union Lodge gave £500 to a charity called Make Them Smile, which supports life-limited children in a multitude of ways, from buying assistance dogs to providing wheelchairs, sensory spaces, and holiday breaks on the Lincolnshire coast.
Accepting the money from Olive Union member Malcolm Frost, the charity’s Crystal Eggleston highlighted the story of a five-year-old who was losing his sight. Thanks to the charity, and the donations it receives, the youngster had been given a Braille writer. His parents said: The Brailler you kindly gave our family has allowed him to become independent in his learning. His Brailling skills have gone from strength to strength; it has allowed him not only to increase his typing skills but also his reading skills, and he can now read Braille fluently. We cannot thank you enough for helping.”
Another mum said: “I hope you all know how priceless and wonderful you all are; that by donating time, energy and just some love, you help! You help us; the families who truly need it.”
The money came from Lincolnshire Freemasons’ New Provincial Benevolent Fund, which offers its 75 Lodges in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire £500 each to give to the good cause of their choice every year.