Once again, and for the third time, Vice Chairman of Woolton Group Mike Cunliffe visited a local care home with cupcakes to celebrate the tercentenary of Masonry. This trip was to Orchard Nursing Home in Huyton.
On this occasion Mike was accompanied by Group Chairman Andy Whittle and we were met with great enthusiasm by the staff of the Orchard Nursing Home. The home is the former Huyton Girls College dormitories, which are a set of Victorian buildings that were built circa 1840 and received an overall good for their last CGQ inspection. The home has 31 residents.
Manager Alison Greenhall, on her last day as manager, was delighted to receive the two boxes of cupcakes which had been lovingly made by The Cake factory in Broadgreen by Tom Williams, Kevin Birchall and their staff. The Cake Factory had clearly identified the allergies on the boxes so that when the staff issued the cakes at tea time there shouldn’t be any nasty consequences.
The idea of celebrating the Masonic tercentenary was one that Mike had, along with fellow Old Lerpoolian Lodge No 9270 Mason, Kevin Birchall, who has greatly supported the cause. In fact, the two of them along with the Woolton Group of Masons and the Cake Factory will be hosting a local pensioners tea party in December at Woolton Golf Club to round off the donating of cupcakes to local care homes.
The new care home manager, Chris Housby, has sent a thank-you email to Andy Whittle, which reads:
To the Woolton Group of Freemasons,
It was with great pleasure today that we received 50 delicious cupcakes from yourselves as a gift for our residents.
They were enjoyed by everyone who had one and certainly brought a smile to their faces, which was lovely to see.
Without organisations like yourselves, thinking of the needs of the most vulnerable in society, the world would be a worse place.
Once again, thank you very much.
Chris Housbey, RMN, Manager
The Orchard Nursing Home