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On a recent Visit to Children's Hospice Southwest W.Bro’s. Gerry Slaughter and Keith Meager together with their wives, Daphne and Helen, met up with the staff of Little Bridge House near Barnstaple, one of the two Children's Hospices run by Children's Hospice Southwest (CHSW), where they presented a donation of £500 which had been approved by the members of Benevolent Masonic Lodge which meets in Teignmouth.

L. To R. Helen & Keith Meager, Henrietta Olsson, Gerry & Daphne Slaughter.

Gerry said

We were all deeply moved by the staff and volunteers we met on our visit, and amazed at all the work undertaken there.Among the highlights was a tour round their Sensory Garden which had been built by the staff. It is sectioned to represent each season of the year, with sound effects, sensory walking surfaces, beautiful planting, water, and tubular bells which one can play. Coming out of the garden we walked around the rear of the Chapel and were immediately struck with a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity. This experience was one that we will never forget.

Henrietta Olsson Fundraising Manager for CHSW thanked those present and all the members of Benevolent Lodge for their generosity, telling them that it was only by the continued love and care of the public that they could continue with their work.