Sussex Masons have awarded the Mary How Trust a generous grant under their ‘Sussex For Sussex’ fund to support a much-needed improvement to the charity’s health screening rooms.
The grant of over £8,000 has enabled the Mary How Trust to start a long-awaited air conditioning installation. The charity’s screening rooms reach uncomfortably high temperatures throughout the spring and summer months, which affects the wellbeing not just of the clinical team and staff, but especially of the charity’s volunteers and health screening clients.
Peter Lawson, charity steward of St Mary of the Harbour Lodge, which supported the charity’s grant application, explained: “We all know how important the early detection and prevention of cancer is, and we’re very supportive of the Mary How Trust’s health screening service. We’ve been delighted to help the charity to conduct its life-saving screenings in a more comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment.”
Representatives of Sussex Masons, St Mary of the Harbour Lodge, and Thomas à Becket Lodge, which also supported the grant application, presented the cheque to the Mary How Trust’s finance director, James Ross, and fundraising manager, Roanne Moore. James Ross thanked everyone for their support, and said the grant will give an immediate and lasting benefit to the men and women who come to the Mary How Trust to check up on their health.
The air conditioning project has also been supported by gifts from other generous donors.