Lodge Polmont Sponsored Walk
In May 2012, members of Lodge Polmont No 793 did a sponsored walk from Grand Lodge to Lodge Polmont along the Forth and Clyde Canal. They covered a distance of over 30 miles to raise funds for Leuchie House, North Berwick. This facility provides holidays and respite care for clients with MS, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s, Parkinsons, etc.
When they added the monies raised by the Lodge golfers at their annual outing a total of £2,250.00 was amassed.
The impetus for the fundraising initiatives was the fact that two of the Lodge members use the facility. The presentation was made in the Lodge where members were given a talk on the history of Leuchie House and the struggle they have to remain open since funding was withdrawn by the MS society and they became a registered Charity.
The money will provide around 70 hours of Specialist Nursing Care to enhance the lives of their guests and their carers.