Barb and Her Handmade Goodies
Barb Heskey formed the first Friends of Freemasons Auxiliary in 2013 to raise funds from the Freemasons hospital. Since then she has raised over $17,000 which has gone a long way to improve the maternity unit at Epworth Freemasons.
Barb raises this money by making woolen baby booties, hats, blankets, and toys to raise money for hospital equipment.
Terry, Barb’s husband is a Freemason at WM Traralgon Lodge. Due to the distance, Barb can’t attend the stalls in person so she is very happy to supply the items to sell and now we have overflowing tables with wonderful baby knits and handmade crafts.
Ronda Jenkins and the Friends of Epworth team are committed volunteers who run the stalls at our Richmond, Freemasons and Eastern campuses each week.
Every year, Barb applies for an annual grant from the Freemasons Foundation to match her funding.
The funds Barb has raised have supported the upgrade of:
The Special Care Nursery upgrade
To increase privacy at each isolette space
To promote bonding/parenting skills, and the safety of newborns
These replaced the outdated bassinettes
Barb’s handmade goodies are available to buy at Epworth Freemasons’ maternity reception.
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