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Masons Donate To Prostate Scotland
Bro Tom Davidson (right) hands over the £1400 cheque to Adam Gaines at Prostate Scotland
A cheque for £1400 was presented to Prostate Scotland by Bro Tom Davidson, Provincial Grand Master of PGL Lanarkshire Middle Ward.
The money was raised by a collection at a joint church service and supplemented by later donations by the Masonic orders across Lanarkshire.
Bro Davidson said: “This donation is going towards the Blue Horizon Robot Appeal to bring robotic assisted prostate surgery into Scotland.
“This type of surgery is available in England but is new to Scotland and should improve the prospects and outcome for patients. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland with one in 11 men suffering from the diocese and one in two men suffering from a prostate-related disease at some time in their life. Freemasons are also supporting a charity zipslide fundraising event over the River Clyde near the Finnieston Crane on Saturday, May 14, when the organisers aim to raise £50,000 for the charity.
"We hope to have 180 Freemasons from all over Scotland taking part. Currently 150 have signed up to take part in the event, which is open to all persons over 16 years of age who meet the weight limitation.”
One of the few remaining places can be secured by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org