Members of the Beaconsfield Freemasons Centre recently held a Christmas lunch for 60 family carers belonging to CarersBucks, who provide support and care on a regular basis to a relative or friend who, due to frailty, illness or disability, could not manage on their own.
CarersBucks supports unpaid family carers across Buckinghamshire offering information, support and advice. They currently support 7000 of the 43,000 family carers in Buckinghamshire.
The guests were treated to a three-course lunch followed by coffee and mince pies and were entertained by singer Kevin Taylor. There then followed a free raffle with the main prize being a beautifully decorated Christmas cake made and donated by Helen Matthews (wife of Bucks Freemason Steve Matthews).
The carers certainly made their thanks and gratitude felt with emotional farewells as they left with a small bag of goodies each.
Beaconsfield Freemasons led by Graham Thorn, along with Barry Sparks, Rob Knock, Steve Matthews, Tony Dyckes and some of their wives, were ably assisted by members of Cestreham Lodge and members of Beaconsfield Masonic Ladies Cub in looking after the carers throughout lunch and they gave special thanks to all the Beaconsfield units whose donations made the day possible.