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W.Bro Mike Price the Worshipful Master of Mansel Mark Lodge, is director of a stationery firm in
Carmarthen called Bowen & Weaving.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, W. Bro. Mike received a phone call from a gentleman, named Dimitrios in the village of Nantgaredig, asking if W. Bro Mike could supply clear binding covers. He explained that he thought he could make protective face masks for medical staff and other front line staff who would be leading the fight against the virus, using a 4D printer

W.Bro Mike supplied him with a trial box of the binding covers and elastic bands and face protective protectors were produced.
The success of the trial product encouraged Dimitrios and he is now part of a production line of some thirtytwo places from Aberystwyth to Swansea and a distribution line delivering them wherever they are needed, from South Wales to North Wales, to hospitals, doctors surgeries and care homes.

W.Bro Mike has so far supplied thirteen thousand clear binding covers and elastic bands which have been turned into face protectors, another three thousand three hundred clear binding covers are being delivered to Dimitrios tomorrow and he has requested another two thousand five hundred be ordered.

W.Bro Mike delivers the items to Dimitrios as well as well as carrying on his everyday work. He arrives at the office in the morning to receive deliveries and then spends the rest of the day putting together orders and delivering vital stationery supplies to doctors surgeries and pharmacies enabling them to carry on.

W. Bro Mike is to be congratulated on his magnificent efforts in helping to keep people safe during this terrible, uncertain time and is an example of what being a Mason represents. 

In his typical modest manner, he says he is only doing what he can.

Author: Clive Griffith - Provincial Secretary