Freemason Keith raises £1,200 at fundraising dinner after wife’s fall

25 Aug 2017

We’d like to say a massive thank you to the Freemasons of Leith Chase Lodge 6804 for their £1,200 donation to The Royal London Hospital.

One of their members Keith saw first-hand the care given by the hospital’s trauma and neurological teams after his wife suffered a serious accident in 2015.

Just 10 days after moving into a new house, Barbara fell backwards down the stairs, hitting her head on a door frame at the bottom, and suffering a severe traumatic brain injury.

She was rushed to The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel, where she received life-saving care. After five months, she was transferred to several other specialist facilities around London where she initially needed to be hoisted out of bed, fed by a tube and had restricted movement and speech.

Thankfully Barbara’s condition has improved and in July she was allowed to go home, almost two years after her accident. It’s expected that she will be able to lead a semi-normal life as her improvements continue in many aspects, including reading and writing short sentences.

Keith, along with Stephen Staples and other Freemasons at The Lodge, organised a fundraising dinner and dance to raise vital funds for Wards 12E and 12F at The Royal London Hospital, as well as the other organisations that have provided care for Barbara.

The event was attended by many of the hospital staff who looked after Barbara, and all were delighted to see how far she has come on her road to recovery.

Last month Barbara and Keith presented the cheque for £1,200 to 12F Ward Manager Sara Quinn at The Royal London (pictured above).

We’d like to thank the Freemasons for their fantastic donation and Barbara and Keith for sharing their story – we wish you all the best for the future!

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