Warren Hyder (left) and Steve Ripley in 2012

Warren Hyder (left) and Steve Ripley in 2012

Warren Hyder from Ashford, a Past Master of the Wakefield of Hythe Lodge No 6059, has appealed for some help to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. He and his family wish to do this in recognition of the valuable support that Macmillan has given to several members of his family over the last few years.

The latest member of his family receiving Macmillan’s support is Warren’s brother-in-law Steve Ripley. Steve is also a Past Master of the Wakefield of Hythe Lodge and a Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer. He has also been preparing to join the team of Provincial Escorting Directors of Ceremonies. In 2017 Steve was diagnosed with prostate cancer for which he was treated with surgery, radiotherapy and hormone treatment. Steve has recently been advised that he needs more treatment and must undergo an intensive regime of chemotherapy.

To thank the charity for the care they have extended to members of the Hyder and Ripley family, Warren has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. He and several members of his family will be taking part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge in July. To help reach his goal, Warren has appealed for help from the wider community of Freemasons in East Kent.

To read more and find out how you can help, please visit www.eastkentfreemasons.org