Donation to breast care team at the Conquest

Lodge members present cheque to Liz Shah, consultant breast surgeon and the Conquest Breast Care Team
Lodge members present cheque to Liz Shah, consultant breast surgeon and the Conquest Breast Care Team

Breast care patients at the Conquest Hospital are set to benefit from a donation of more than £3,000 thanks to the Freemasons.

The Royal Sovereign Light Lodge, ‘No. 6630’ in Bexhill donated £3,651 in total to the hospital.

Worshipful Brother Paul Lown, Master of The Lodge accompanied by his wife Ellen, along with other lodge members presented the cheque for the Conquest Hospital breast care fund to Elizabeth Shah, consultant breast surgeon.

The money will be used by the Conquest Breast Care Team to develop an innovation in breast reconstruction using a reconstructive tissue matrix, which provides improved implant coverage in breast reconstruction after a mastectomy and acts as an internal bra or sling for a breast implant.

Mr Lown said: “It is a great pleasure and a highlight of a Master’s year to support very worthy charitable causes. Therefore, I could not be more privileged to present a cheque on behalf of the Lodge towards the leading work of Elizabeth Shah. She is a highly respected consultant breast surgeon.”

Liz said: “We are so grateful to the Royal Sovereign Light Lodge for its support and generosity. This will help the breast team develop this innovative breast reconstruction procedure following a mastectomy that gives additional support to the implant and improves the shape and appearance of the reconstructed breast.”