NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day – July 5th

Middlesex Masons Celebrate –

It was a unique and special day, which fell on the anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

The day was dedicated to the NHS, Social Care and to those who work as frontline workers and have saved many, many lives during the pandemic and also to remember those workers that sadly lost theirs.

It was the brainchild of Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, a Pageant master who has 38 years of experience of organising national and international events, including those linked with Royal Jubilees and other historic occasions.

He felt personally that he owed so much to those from within the NHS and those on the Frontline who have provided him with so such care and affection during periods of illness.

He wanted to create an annual event on the 5 July each year as a way of saying ‘thanks’ to those that work within the NHS, Social Care and on the Frontline.

From Middlesex to Hertfordshire –

W Bro Alan Russell of Fortitude Lodge taking tea and dispensing hand-sanitiser with Sarah Starr, Vaccination Centre Manager

It is said that the hands of Freemasonry can touch people in the further parts of the world, and in our case of some of our Middlesex masons, we have reached deep into the Province of Hertfordshire.

A big thanks is due to members of Fortitude Lodge, No. 6503 who arranged afternoon tea for COVID-19 vaccination centre nurses, staff and volunteers on Monday 5th July at the Alban Arena mass vaccination centre.

Pictured is W Bro Alan Russell of Fortitude Lodge taking tea and dispensing hand-sanitiser with Sarah Starr, Vaccination Centre Manager.

The background wall contains pictures which were presented to the centre by children from a local primary school to cheer up patients, staff and volunteers alike.

Alan himself has been helping to coordinate volunteers at several mass vaccination centres for more than six months.

Note from Provincial Communications Officer – “Keep up the good work Alan and the Brethren of Fortitude Lodge !”

If you’re out in the community making a difference, ping our news team and tell us – news@pglm.org.uk

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