Stroke Association open day

Stroke Association open day 1
From left to right, W.Bro. Frank Hammond. Paul Owen, the manager of the centre, Luis Rodreguez, the Mayor, Ms. Piler Yagues of Social Services and Ms Veronica Alberole Pacheu, from the Culture Centre.

THE Stroke Association of Spain has held an open day to proudly show off their new premises in the Casa De Cultura in Benijofar, Alicante.

This new centre offers a rehabilitation unit, a speech therapy centre and also an occupational therapy department.  In the social room for get-togethers, meetings and social events, they also offer lessons on how to use a smart phone and computer tablets and give basic Spanish lessons.

The local Mayor, Luis Rodreguez, was present to cut the tape at the opening ceremony, accompanied by Piler Yagues from Social Services and Veronica Alberole Pachecc from the Culture Centre.

Freemasons, from Caledonia Lodge 68, presented a folding hospital bed and a lifting frame to the centre, both of which were received with great enthusiasm and thanks. The Worshipful Master of Caledonia Lodge, W.Br Michael Knight, the Almoner, W.Bro Erick Turner and Bro Sidney Formby, were at the event although missed the official opening of the centre.

It was a very successful day with something for everyone with stalls that included books for sale, candles, clothes, and bric-a-brac. There was face painting for the children, along with hot and cold drinks and home-made cakes. There was also a tombola and a raffle.

If you would like to donate to this charity or if you would like more information about Freemasonry, please contact William Turney via e-mail at

Stroke Association open day 2
Freemasons, from Caledonia Lodge 68, presented a folding hospital bed and a lifting frame to the centre
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