Essex Masons donate to The Brompton Fountain in memory of Billy Thomas

Members of Rainham Lodge back their Master’s Charity choice and raise £2,750

Essex Freemasons from Rainham Lodge have raised £2,750 for The Brompton Fountain Children’s Charity which supports the treatment and care of seriously ill children at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. Working closely with the hospital paediatric teams the money will be used towards providing vital resources and services for the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe.

David Bunting, the Worshipful Master of Rainham Lodge No. 3079 which meets at Orsett Masonic Hall chose The Brompton Fountain for his Master’s List. The Lodge’s donation was made in memory of Billy Thomas, a close family member who needed reconstructive heart surgery when he was ten years old but sadly passed away when he was 15. Having given Billy’s parents much needed help and support, the charity has continued to be of great comfort.  So, newly engaged David, his fiancée Louisa and the Rainham Lodge members wanted to help in raising as much money as possible for The Brompton Fountain to continue its amazing work.    

Charity Steward, Karl Griffin, said “I have nothing but praise for the members of our 30 plus strong Lodge for their fund-raising endeavours, especially those of David and Louise at the Ladies Festival event, to support such a marvellous charity.”

Very well done Rainham Lodge!

Link: The Brompton Fountain


Top (L-R): Presentation of cheque. Niamh Jennings (Families Service Lead), Laura Hill (Family Liaison), Trudy Nickels (CEO Brompton Fountain Charity), John Lowry (Lodge Treasurer) with Marion Lowry & David Bunting.

Left: David Bunting with fiancée Louisa