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Two of Devonshire Freemasons Assistant Provincial Grand Masters started off the season of visits to Hospices in Devon with a trip to Rowcroft in Torquay with a donation of £1065.

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Welcoming Peter Keaty and Andy Vodden, Senior Community Fundraising Officer Debbie Shotton briefed them on the year just passed, and challenges coming as they enter "Forty Years of Rowcroft" with events to remember those who have been supported over those years.

Rowcroft has received £115,000 since 2000 including £2055 this year from various local lodges, the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Province of Devonshire.

Debbie Shotton said:

“The local community and Devonshire Freemasons have been outstanding over the year just passed. Also it’s the first time in such a long time that i’ve been able to meet people in pubs and clubs, receive cheques in person, and thank them face to face for their support. We’re needing to become more flexible with regard to in-Hospice and Home visiting as the Pandemic has changed so much in everyone’s lives.”

Peter Keaty ( Assistant Provincial Grand Master in Devonshire) added:

“Rowcroft is always one of the Charities we visit, and it’s amazing how quick a year goes. It’s good to catch up and find out how they’re coping in these changing times. We hope our support helps in a small way.”

In the photo (left to right)
Debbie Shotton (Senior Community Fundraising Officer), Andy Vodden (Asst Master Devonshire Freemasons) and Peter Keaty (Asst Master Devonshire Freemasons).

Bro Alec Collyer MBE
Provincial Press Officer