UPDATE 26th May 2017
We had a fantastic turnout for our walk on 6th May. As you can see from the picture above the weather was great and we were well looked after at both Lodge St Bryde and afterwards at Lodge Robert Burns.
When the walkers made their way back to Eastmuir they were well entertained by Robbie Robertson and afterwards the Karaoke was in full swing till late on.
All in all it was a superb day and now we look forward to the sponsor money coming in. The early signs are good and we are hoping to publish a final amount by the end of June. Everyone with a form is asked to return it with the money as soon as possible. Money can be handed to Tom Woods WSW, Ian Haldane PM or Frank Richmond PM.
UPDATE 3rd April 2017 -
On Saturday night we held our Annual Racenight, the proceeds of which will be added to the money raised from our sponsored walk. The event raised the magnificent sum of £2,655. Our RWM Edward Woods would like to thank everyone who helped make this such a success, especially those not directly involved with the lodge who came along and gave so generously.
Our Annual Sponsored Walk this year will take place on Saturday 6th May from Shettleston to Uddingston on behalf of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Maternity. Last year one of our younger brethren Derek Bambridge had a young son called Leo born almost 15 weeks prematurely. It was only thanks to the wonderful efforts of this critical care unit that the baby has survived and although there have been difficult periods, he has now been discharged from hospital and the signs are good the he will make a full recovery.
During his time in hospital he needed the assistance of specialist equipment to help him breath. These machines are expensive and in appreciation of the dedicated efforts of the doctors and nurses we would like to help provide more. We constantly hear how stretched the finances of the NHS are but there can be little more worthwhile causes than helping to save young lives.
If you would like to make a donation towards such a worthwhile cause then it would be most gratefully received. Sponsor Sheets are available behind the bar if you would like to have one. You will also be made most welcome should you wish to join us on the walk. We meet in the lodge car park at 9.30a.m. On arrival at Uddingston, our friends at Lodge St. Bryde are always prepared to welcome us into their lodge and assist us to refresh for the return journey.
Leo with his mum Debbie and Dad Derek supported by the RWM Edward Woods, the IPM Ian Haldane and one of the Doctors.
Our charity events this year have been devoted to the Neo-Natal Unit at the Princess Royal Maternity. We had a very successful Sponsored Walk and Racenight raising lots of money. In addition we received many gifts which we put towards a superb Raffle. We also received many cash donations from individuals and other organisations both Masonic and non-Masonic.
On 2nd August, all this allowed our Right Worshipful Master Edward Woods to present a cheque for a magnificent £13,530 to the hospital and they are extremely grateful. They have advised us that that they are going to purchase a very much needed video Laryngoscope which will help them in their efforts to save even more young premature babies.
You may be aware that last year one of our members had a young son born in the hospital in August 2016 at 25 weeks weighing just 2 pounds. Thanks to the efforts of the staff he is now almost one year old and was present back in the hospital to say thanks at the cheque presentation with his mum and dad.
All the Lodge Members are delighted with the sum raised and would like to thank everyone who helped out and contributed to this fantastic effort.
Sponsored Walk 2017
Princess Royal Maternity
Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Special
STOP PRESS UPDATE
Following some late contributions the final total raised amounted to
Baby Leo makes his first visit to Santa 9th Dec 2017
Update 7th Sep 2017
One of the Doctors and a couple of the nurses visited the Lodge on 7th September for the official presentation of the cheque. Even more money has come in since the RWM visited the hospital bringing the total raised to a fantastic £14,000.
Presentation of the cheque for £3,800 to Alzeimers Scotland. Along with our RWM were the RWPGM James Peddie and WSPGM William Newlands.
Sponsored Walk 2018
Our Annual Sponsored Walk from Shettleston to Uddingston (and back again if you can make it), will take place on Saturday 12th May.
This year it is in aid of Alzheimer Scotland who provide a wide range of specialist services for people with Dementia and their carers.
LODGE EASTMUIR No.1126
On the roll of the Grand Lodge of Scotland