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“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

Representatives of Lodge 14 Galway, Lodge 948 Athenry, members of the Freemasons of Ireland donating teddies to the Emergency Department at Galway University Hospitals for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital from left: Basil Fenton, Lodge 14 Galway, James Houghton, Provincial Deputy Grand Master South Connaught and Trevor McCamley, Worshipful Master, Lodge 948 Athenry with Tracy Torpey, Clinical Nurse Manager 1, Paediatric Emergency Department, Galway University Hospitals. 

The "Teddies for Loving Care" is a national initiative by the Freemasons of Ireland which has so far donated over 100,000 teddies to Emergency Departments throughout the country where children are treated. The teddies are sterilised and have been specifically sourced to be suitable for use in a hospital environment.

Lodge 14 has been participating in Galway life since 1733 and Lodge 948 Since February 2015.  Further information regarding freemasonry and community initiatives can be sourced at and

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Merlin Park University Hospital (MPUH)
University Hospital Galway (UHG)