Freemasons in Hertfordshire have been thanked for their generosity by hospital bosses helping fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Province, along with neighbouring Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, donated more than £90,000 towards a research appeal. This research is being carried out by experts at the University of East Anglia.
Director of Development David Ellis said: “The funds raised have enabled the purchase of a new high-volume pipette diluter to assist Professor Bill Fraser and the Norwich Medical School staff undertake high volume processing of Covid-19 antibody tests. This will bring much-needed speed and added capacity to test regional NHS workers and others with roles of responsibility in caring.”
It would help assist workers return to work safely, more quickly, and “therefore help restore the relative safety of the general population as soon as possible”.
He added: “I would like to offer my sincere and grateful thanks to the freemasons of the Hertfordshire Province for their generous contribution to the combined Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire Provinces’ donation of £90,960.84 toward our special appeal for Covid-19 research.
“On behalf of Prof Fraser, and the institution as a whole, may I say how extremely grateful we all are for Freemasonry’s outstanding generosity to UEA and its endeavours to benefit mankind through medical research.”
You can read the full letter from the University below: