To the Manor Born

W Bro Rajesh Desai presenting cheques to Claire McInally

W Bro Rajesh Desai, Director of Ceremonies of Boston Manor Lodge, No. 7151 presented two cheques to the Keech Hospice Care based in Luton on the 15th October. (www.keech.org.uk).

These were presented to Claire McInally, Relations Manager.

Keech Hospice Care provides specialist care for adults and children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses as well as vital support for their families and friends (www.keech.org.uk/virtual-tour).

One cheque was from the Lodge for £200 and the other cheque was a personal donation of £501 from W Bro Desai by way of a thank you, as the hospice had taken care of his mother.

She sadly passed away whilst in their care earlier in the year.

Giving a sum of 501, or other sums ending with a 1 in the Hindu culture, is not uncommon and there are reasons for this. 0 denotes a finality whist a figure ending in 1 is indivisible. These reasons can be explored by the reader through a Google search.

The Lodge has also been generous in its charitable to gifts to a number of other charities during the course of the year:

• Samaritans – £350 (www.samaritans.org)
• Refuge – £350 (www.refuge.org.uk)
• Sew Aday – £300 (sewaday.org)
• Ealing Foodbank – £300 (ealing.foodbank.org.uk)
• Ileostamy and Bag Charity – £250 (iasupport.org)
• Marie Curie Nurses – £200 (www.mariecurie.org.uk)

These donations are made to a wide variety of worthy causes and the Lodge and its Brethren are to be commended.

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