The Lennox Lodge Freemasons in Richmond have undertaken a commendable project by refurbishing a storage container for the Richmond & Catterick Group Riding for the Disabled (RDA).
This initiative saw the participation of eight members from the Lodge, including local window cleaner Don Walls. The refurbishment, which took place on a Saturday, involved making the container waterproof, addressing condensation issues, and improving ventilation.
Materials for the project were generously donated by JT Atkinson, a builders’ merchant, and the project was managed by builders and fabricators Jason Hammond, Gary Lisle, and Jack Baldwin.
Don Walls contributed by preparing the roof for sealing with his window cleaning water spray. The container was sealed with painted bitumen.
Des McKenzie, the charity steward of Lennox Lodge, highlighted the importance of providing practical help to smaller charities, especially in times of economic hardship.
He emphasized that members could contribute their time instead of money, with tasks available for all abilities.
David Summers, Chairman of the RDA Group, expressed gratitude for the support from the local community, emphasizing the urgency of the container’s refurbishment.
He appreciated the efforts of Lennox Lodge members in making the container fit for purpose, which houses essential equipment for the RDA group.