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TLC Nostalgic Themed Social

The Teddies had a brilliant Saturday night, when Shildon Masonic Hall played hosts to a Durham TLC Social Night with a Nostalgia theme.
Over 85 people attended, to be entertained by a live band “The Guys” who kindly supported the event by wavering their fee.

The catering also had a nostalgic theme with a choice of chicken or scampi and chips in a basket!!!

The event was a tremendous success with £1,800.00 in total being raised to support the fabulous work of the Durham TLC team providing small teddy bears, known as distraction teddies, to Accident and Emergency departments or Urgent Care Units across the Province of Durham. These are used by medical professionals, with distressed children, to calm them and so speed up the diagnosis of their illness and necessary treatment.

The Teddies were pleased to see “Big Ted” aka Kevin Carter taking a rare night off to enjoy Shildon Masonic Halls social evening supporting Durham TLC.
Kevin’s support from the very beginning has been unwavering, and for that the Team can’t thank him and his wife Julie enough.

A staggering £271 was raised by naming the TLC Bear, which was then further auctioned by the winner to add to the amount raised.

Steven Hicks of Restoration Lodge No.111 presented a cheque for £325 to support our new comfort bear initiative hoping to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families suffering, or dealing with Alzheimer’s, Dementia within our local community.

The money was raised by Steven who completed a sponsored slim. It is fair to say Steven looks great and we thank him for his effort and generous contribution.

The organization of the event was managed by W.Bro John Deamer and his wife Lyn, supported by Mark Davies and the TLC team. The Assistant Provincial Grand Master W.Bro Andrew Foster hot footed it back from the AGM of Yorks North and East Ridings to support the event and receive the cheque from John and Mark. What a wonderful event for such a brilliant Masonic initiative, thankyou to everyone who supported this very special night.

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