HOSPITAL OF THE IMACULADA PUERTO DE LA CRUZ
The New Year began, as always, for the Hospital of the Imaculada in Puerto de la Cruz, gratefully accepting a donation from Teide Lodge 34 to help them provide invaluable care for the residents, who are elderly ladies who have no sustainable income. The Hospital was founded more than 100 years ago and is administered by the Sisters of Maria Madre de la Iglesia.
Although Teide Lodge has fewer members than many of the other Masonic Lodges on the Island of Tenerife it has regularly been able to make annual donations, in excess of €700, of charitable aid for the Hospital, which has, in the past, been used to purchase bedding, specialist equipment etc.
This year’s donation of €802 will be used to purchase much needed kitchen equipment to cater for the needs of the 60 elderly ladies who reside in the Hospital.
This year the Lodge is donating €600 to enable the APANATE Association in La Orotava to purchase 4 Tablets which the children will use to enhance their communication skills. With the help of these donations the Association is able to purchase equipment and visual aids, which assist those cared for by the Association communicate their thoughts and ideas to their fellows and carers.
Apanate, is an Association which assists persons affected by autism inTenerife, was founded in July 1995 by a group of parents whose children were in need of help. In 2007 Apanate North Central was created to meet a growing demand for help, in and around La Laguna and La Orotava.
The Association promotes many activities to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the people who are on the autistic spectrum and ensure their full integration in family, social and labour, at all stages of life: children, youth, adults and seniors citizens.
The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes.
Officers of Lodge Teide 34 present a cheque for €600 to Profesora Maria Teresa Luis - Gonzales
Children With Cancer – Brave Little Ones, is an independent, non-profit association formed by parents of the Canary Islands with children affected by childhood cancer. In 2006, a group of parents detected significant deficiencies and needs within local Cancer Treatment and Care, and they joined forces to create ‘Niños Con Cáncer Pequeño Valiente’
In 2007, it was registered as an associations in the Canary Islands, and in 2009 became part of the Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer, and in 2013 was registered as a body providing social services. During the ensuing years, they have undertaken various projects and activities in keeping with their main objectives.
To provide children with the disease, and their families, with all of the support necessary, trying to improve the quality of their life throughout the disease.
Enhance and improve children's health care.
To promote awareness of childhood cancer in our society.
Psychological assistance and support.
Social assistance and support.
Humanitarian and moral support.
Facilitate the educational integration of the child.
To provide the necessary facilities, and thereby to avoid the financial burden of parents with children requiring long hospital admissions. This is especially relevant to those who reside on other islands.
Assistance for families on trips away from the islands.
The Worshipful Master of Lodge Teide No 34, has adopted
‘Niños Con Cáncer Pequeño Valiente’, as his main Charity for 2017/18
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