Donation for Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association's (CICRA)
On Thursday 24th November, R.Illustrious Knight Bob Hancock, the Intendant General for Surrey, accompanied by the Divisional Chamberlain Bob Tuthill, visited Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association's (CICRA) offices in Sutton to present a cheque for £1,000 to aid their fundraising.

Donation for Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association's (CICRA) All three Divisions were represented and being an open gathering, Ladies and non-masons attended. The Guest of Honour was the Grand Sovereign, M. lll. Kt. Graham Flight GCC, who was accompanied by his wife, Sue. The Intendants-General (I-G) of Middlesex (R. III. Kt. Denis Leigh) Surrey (R. III. Kt. Bob Hancock) and Metropolitan (R. III. Kt. Stuart Graves) were also in attendance with their wives, friends and family members. Along with the Deputy I-G of Middlesex (III. Kt. Silverio Ostrowski) and Surrey (III. Kt. Andrew Sales) and their wives.

We were hoping to meet Margaret Lee, the Association’s chairperson who founded CICRA 38 years ago because her son, Graham (who was then 9 years old), had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. It is due to her that the Association continues its scientific research.

Unfortunately, Margaret wasn’t well on the day, but the two Bobs had the pleasure of meeting Laura (Fundraising Administrator) and Jayne (Membership Administrator), both shown in the photograph with Bob Hancock, when they were presented with the cheque kindly authorised by the Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign.

The Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) is dedicated to creating a wider understanding of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, particularly as it affects children and young adults. It raises funds to support approved medical and scientific research aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure. CICRA sponsors Research Fellowships and PhD studentships and gives grants for approved research projects in major gastroenterological centres nationwide. Investment in research has led to new treatments to help sufferers and has helped to train many of the specialists who today treat children throughout the UK.

Support and understanding is given to parents and carers of children and teenagers through the many people working with CICRA who have been through the same experience.

For those of you who would like to know more about the Association, click on the link to their website, which gives more details on the research CICRA is currently funding, as well as past funding: www.cicra.org.



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