EAMBA Grant to support face shields for Care Home Staff and the NHS

£1000 EAMBA GRANT

I am delighted to announce that today we have approved this grant to aid in the fight on the front line by our valiant care home staff and the NHS.

The shields are free of charge, with the fundraising buying materials and printer parts and supplies. Colin Breckons is being helped by Masons collecting materials and delivering the shields. Colin is working from home, but publicity has lead to a team of helpers with 3d printers around the Norwich area, increasing output. One of his customers has been Cornwallis Court, plus local GP surgeries in Norwich and Broadland, and the hospitals in Norwich, Yarmouth and King's Lynn.

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Andrew Gale from Oaklair Packaging is producing these for us. The visor is a 325 micron thick APet material with an elastic comfort strap. It is die cut and covers the entirety of the the head against splash and droplets helping minimise
transmission risk. This version is already in James Paget NNUH Theatre Surgeons and staff. It is reusable and easily cleaned should staff find themselves at that point.

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WAVENEY VALLEY MARK AND EAMBA CHAMPIONS LOCAL PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

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Deputy Provincial Grand Master Ray Clarke, Worshipful Master Robert Wood, Ray Cossey and Immediate Past Master Colin Clements

Harleston based Waveney Valley Mark Lodge have made a donation to the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group. The lodge raised £1,000 and made use of the East Anglia Mark Benevolent Association (EAMBA) match funding scheme; who added a further £250.

The funds were raised during the previous year when Colin Clements was Worshipful Master, by holding raffles and social events attended by members and guests.

The support group provides advice and counselling to sufferers of prostate cancer before during and after treatment. Trustee Ray Cossey and his wife Theresa were guests at the Festive Board.

The £1,250 donation allowed the purchase of a projector and life-size model of the male pelvis. It is made of synthetic, bone like material with a highly detailed, carefully coloured pelvic floor, and includes a removable section of the bladder with prostate and seminal vesicles. This makes it easier to explain to patients which muscles they need to exercise and why.

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