In early April 2022, WM of Poulton le Sands Lodge No 1051 Stewart McVernon together with the lodge secretary Mike Craddock presented a cheque for £500 each to Roz Horner from St John’s Hospice in Slyne and to Penny Swan from CancerCare at Slynedales.
The lodge particularly wanted to support the two local cancer charities as the lodge WM John Allington regrettably died in 2021 of cancer before completing his time in post.
St John’s Hospice provides care, compassion and support for patients with life shortening illnesses at home and in the hospice. The hospice provides a range of services to both patients in the ward and those in the community.
The Hospice at Home service provides care to people who wish to stay at home to either retain their independence or who just want to be around family. The specialist team provides expert care to these patients in order to ensure they are able to receive care in the place of their choice. This is a vital and growing service, with more and more patients requiring care in their own homes.
CancerCare is an independent local charity in the UK dedicated to helping local families affected by cancer and bereavement living in North Lancashire and South Lakeland. The charity’s qualified and experience staff deliver a wide range of free professional therapy services are designed to help individuals and their families come to terms with and manage the challenges of a serious health condition. CancerCare has over 30 years of experience and has helped over 22,000 local people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.