Freemasons provide widow of former member with new wheelchair
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Freemasons have provided a 94-year-old woman with a wheelchair in memory of her late husband.
Dorothy Mann, who is a resident at Halsey House care home in Cromer, is the widow of former Naval and Military Lodge member Arthur Mann.
Mr Mann had been a member of the Norwich-based lodge for 50 years prior to his death in 1998.
In his memory, the lodge provided Mrs Mann with a new wheelchair as she has difficulty walking more than a few steps.
Lodge almoner Mike Lake said: 'If a member sadly passes away, the Lodge will keep in contact with the widow and offer help when necessary. This can include practical support or visiting them in hospital'.
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Mrs Mann's daughter Julie Ashworth said: 'We have been borrowing a wheelchair, but mum really needed one of her own. I mentioned this to the lodge Almoner and soon afterwards he came back with the good news that they would buy one for her.'
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