Freemasons help disability charity

Denies Gillies collects the cheque from Chris NobleDenies Gillies collects the cheque from Chris Noble
Denies Gillies collects the cheque from Chris Noble
Hertfordshire Freemasons have donated £4,000 towards a charity's work to support disabled people in the county.

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire donated the sum to Abbots Langley charity DEMAND, which uses its engineering and design expertise to manufacture bespoke equipment to help people with disabilities.

DEMAND’s fundraising manager, Denise Gillies, visited the Freemasons’ Hall in London’s Holborn to receive the donation from Chris Noble, Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Hertfordshire, on behalf of the United Grand Lodge of England.

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Denise said: “Donations like this are vital to our charity. This generous contribution will allow us to work on custom disability equipment that benefit individuals in Hertfordshire.

“For the disabled people that these donations help, DEMAND is very often their last resort. Without DEMAND’s help they would have to make do with inadequate and unsuitable equipment, so we are thrilled to have the continued support of the Freemasons of England and Wales.”

DEMAND creates custom-made disability equipment to help people overcome challenges when no off-the-shelf solution exists. Its team has helped people to maintain their independence by adapting walking frames, helped people take part in sports such as canoeing by designing supportive boat seats and created practical solutions to enable children to access education.