Figure raffle nets £220

Dr Douglas Nicol, Depute Provincial Grand Master of Aberdeenshire East, receives the cheque on behalf of Carol Thornton, one of the local Macmillan Nursing team.
Dr Douglas Nicol, Depute Provincial Grand Master of Aberdeenshire East, receives the cheque on behalf of Carol Thornton, one of the local Macmillan Nursing team.

Lodge Inversaintcairn No 1278 of Rathen has raised £220 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The money was raised through raffling a hand-made woolen figure to the members of local Masonic Lodges.

The figure is a detailed representation of a Freemason standing by a Masonic pedestal on a Masonic checkered carpet.

It was intricately designed and constructed by Sheila Kerslake, wife of Lodge Junior Warden, Jim Kerslake, of Fraserburgh.

The lucky winner of the figure was Past Master Kenny Smith who, coincidentally, is a member of Lodge Inversaintcairn.

To recognise this Mrs Kerslake added the Lodge number of 1278 to the figure’s sash.

Dr Douglas Nicol, Depute Provincial Grand Master of Aberdeenshire East, received the cheque on behalf of Carol Thornton, one of the local Macmillan nursing team.

He told members: “The Macmillan Nursing team have revolutionised palliative care during my 35 years in local General Practice.

“Their care and support of patients is tremendous.

“ The team maintain close links with local GPs and specialists such as those in Roxburgh House to ensure that our local patients and their families receive the best possible care in their community.

“Lodge Inversaintcairn has a well-proven record of charitable fundraising and has to be congratulated.

“I thank Mrs Kerslake and the Brethren of the Lodge for this tremendous and innovative gesture.”