This week the Freemasons of Tenby Lodge displayed a banner on the front of the Masonic Hall in South Parade, in support of the NHS Social Care & Frontline Workers Day on July 5th.
This was a unique and special day dedicated to the NHS, Social Care and those frontline workers who have saved so many lives during the pandemic and to remember those workers we sadly lost too. July 5th was also the date the NHS was formed in 1948.
These special banners and flags have been produced bearing the event logo and includes the stylised rainbow that came to symbolise our nationwide appreciation of those working on the frontline. Freemasons were prominent in promoting and supporting the event. Tenby Lodge members, along with many other Freemasons across West Wales and the rest of the UK joined councils, voluntary groups, professional bodies, companies, churches and cathedrals, hotels, hospitals, schools and other organisations in displaying their banners and flags to mark the dedication of frontline workers who have been under such extreme pressure since Coronavirus first gripped the nation in early 2020, some of whom tragically succumbed to the virus themselves.
Many of the groups mentioned above organised events of their own to make the day more special. A proportion of the proceeds from every flag or banner sold is to be equally divided between two chosen good causes, NHS Charities Together and The National Care Association.
Tenby Lodge Charity Steward Steve Thurgood said ” Tenby Lodge members were proud to display the banner as a small token of our gratitude for the magnificent way that frontline workers have responded during the unprecedented events of the last eighteen months. They thoroughly deserve this tribute.”