Abbey Lodge No 432, one of the oldest Lodges in Warwickshire, meeting in Nuneaton, adopted the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton as their chosen charity for 2017. Nominated by the then Worshipful Master, W Bro Michael Buckenham, the hospice provides end of life care together with respite care throughout the communities of North Warwickshire.
During 2017 a number of successful social events took place, culminating in a Ladies Evening in October at which over £500.00 was raised. In February 2018, W Bro Michael together with the Lodge Almoner W Bro David Pettifor visited the Hospice and were met by the Chief Executive Mrs Elizabeth Hancock and Mrs Sara Kerr, Senior Healthcare Assistant, and given a tour of the care and end of life facilities.
Afterwards a cheque for £1550.00 was presented by W Bro Buckenham to the Charity on behalf of Abbey Lodge. Mrs Hancock was especially grateful to Abbey Lodge who have supported the Hospice over the last twenty years.
Since this presentation, W Bro Michael Buckenham has become the Lodge Almoner, and W Bro David Pettifor is assisting him in his new role.