Coronavirus patients at Hereford County Hospital who are not permitted visitors are set to benefit following a generous donation from the Hereford Masonic community

The group, which has been keen to assist Wye Valley NHS Trust and help patients at the County Hospital, presented staff with four Samsung Galaxy A tablets to enable patients being treated at the hospital to enable them to stay in touch with loved ones

Local Freemason and Chairman of the Caeruleum Club, Tommy Santillo, said:

“The Caeruleum Club was launched this year to support young Freemasons within Herefordshire and we’re delighted to be able to help local people stay in touch with their friends and relatives during these unprecedented times. We do hope that patients will continue to benefit from them beyond the current pandemic”

Update: This news story has been shared by YourHerefordshire and Sunshine Radio on Facebook (it’s also been announced on the radio by Sunshine). The comments on the YourHerefordshire Facebook post have been very encouraging, here’s some excerpts from the replies: 

This is brilliant! My Dad has been in hospital and we have not been able to see him and he’s not been able to have any of his personal belongings. This will make such a difference. 🙏

 Very well done to the Caeruleum Club. Such a generous gesture in these awful times 👍

 I think it’s a lovely gesture it must be hard for the patients and loved ones hopefully this this will help 🙏

Pictured: Local Freemason and Caeruleum Club Committee member, Harry Fellowes, handing over the tablets to Wye Valley NHS Trust Fundraising Manager Katie Farmer