Published: 12th February 2013
Craven Masonic Lodge donated the socks on the eve of National Dignity Day to Airedale Hospital's Dignity Room.
The day promotes the importance of maintaining the privacy and respect of patients while they use the service, while the Dignity Room was established to provide unexpectedly admitted patients with essentials, such as socks, clothing and toiletries.
Craven Masonic Lodge made the donation after their Christmas party campaign which asked guests to donate pairs of socks to fill large Santa sacks - gathering 243 pairs in total.
A sum of £250, raised by a raffle, was also donated to enhance dementia patients' care.
Martin Barrow, master of Craven Masonic Lodge, told the Craven Herald: "We chose to support the privacy and dignity work of staff at Airedale Hospital because the way patients are treated is so very important. I sincerely hope the donations will go some way to supporting the excellent work that the staff are doing."
Airedale's senior nurse for older people, Fiona Throp said: "These socks are a great boost. Donations like this go a long way to making sure the room is sustained."
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