After Jeffery’s death, Sheila was faced with financial hardship, but members of her husband’s Lodge and Masonic charity stepped in to offer support. Alyson was offered a place at the Masonic School for Girls and received funding to cover the costs of her school fees, uniforms and trips. When Shelia required medical treatment, she was provided with the care she needed.
Sadly Sheila Cox died in 2017, but she left a discretionary legacy gift from her estate. Alyson acted as executor of her mother’s estate and chose to leave her mother’s gift to the Masonic Charitable Foundation as a thank you to Freemasonry for all the support it provided to her mother and herself over the years.