Fundraising Media Release

In memoriam: Freemasons raise £1000 for QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn received another fantastic donation this week for their Cancer Care Unit Fund.

A cheque for £1000 was presented by Reg Eaton, member of the Freemasons, who raised the funds in memoriam of his late son, John Eaton, Past Master of Martin Folkes Lodge in Hunstanton.

The money was raised via “the Regalia Exchange”, a movement created by Reg which allows Masons, past and present, to donate their regalia to sell onto a new home. All donations are charitable, with a large selection of aprons, collars, sashes and jewels available.

Reg said: “The exchange has been hugely successful so far – with sales amounting in over £1500 in our first nine months. So far, we have been able to give donations to Marie Cure, Macmillan Cancer Support, Tapping House Hospice and The Tiger Test Appeal for prostate cancer.

“I would like to thank the nurses on Shouldham Ward and in the Macmillan Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for all the support they gave my son.”

Dawn Slack, lead Cancer Nurse at the QEH said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Reg and all at the Freemason’s for choosing to donate to us. This donation is greatly appreciated by us all, and will be put towards specialist equipment and further training for our staff.”

To find out more about The Regalia Exchange, search “The Regalia Exchange” on Facebook.


Pictured: Ria Parker, Acute Oncology Service Nurse Specialist with Reg Eaton

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