Support for our Siblings Program continues to spread throughout the Freemasons lodge network.
On Thursday, 13 September, IOE siblings program coordinator, Jenna Tatterson, was invited to attend the Annual Charity Night of Lodge of Australia Felix No 1 in Box Hill. Interchange Outer East was one of three lucky charities who were the beneficiaries of the Lodge’s fundraising efforts for the year. IOE was nominated for support by Lodge of Australia W.m. Thomas Mikeska, who had heard about the sibs program through fellow lodge and long –time Sibs supporters Freemasons Monash Gully.
Jenna’s presentation to the assembled Lodge members, wives and guests highlighted the far-reaching benefits of our program for siblings of children with disabilities. IOE has been running a program for siblings since 1990. In 2010 it came to the attention of Freemasons Victoria and local lodges, whose generous ongoing financial support over the years has enabled the program to grow, going from strength to strength and providing support, friendship and fun for an increasing number of siblings of children with disabilities.
Jenna accepted a presentation cheque for $1000 on behalf of IOE’s Sibling Program, with the Lodge pledging to match that amount, bringing their total donation to $2000.
Thank you to the Lodge members for their fundraising efforts and generous support.
Take a look at the video which celebrates 28 years of Sibling Support with some impressive stats!