As reported by Optometry Today Magazine, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has received a £125,000 donation from the Freemasons. The funds, donated by the East Lancashire Freemasons and the Freemasons Grand Charity, will allow the hospital to create the post of ‘children’s eye clinic liaison officer,’ who will provide support to patients and their families when they are diagnosed. The funds will also contribute towards the purchase of DNA sequencing equipment.
Sir David Trippier, Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire, said to reporter: “Freemasons are delighted to have provided vital financial support for the most worthy cause of the eyesight of young children, a cause for which Manchester Royal Eye Hospital provides such superb facilities and expertise.”
Photo: Left to right: Professor Graeme Black (of MREH), Mr Grahame Black (representing the Freemason’s Grand Charity), Sir David Trippier (Provincial Grand Master for East Lancashire), Maurice Watkins CBE (Chairman of MREH Charity), Mr Susmito Biswas (of MREH) and Professor Chris Lloyd (of MREH).
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