The Northumberland Masonic Demonstration Team at Kelso Town Hall September 2019
“Great oaks from little acorns grow” is a 14th century proverb but it’s as relevant today as it was seven hundred years ago. After that fantastic Northumberland Masonic Demonstration Team visit to Lodge Kelso & Tweed last September, our IPM Bro Gareth Davies asked if the team would be prepared to make a small donation to a charity supported by his wife Judi, Newcastle Vision Support (formerly Newcastle Society for Blind People established in 1867, which incidentally pre-date the Royal National Institute for the Blind) and this was unanimously agreed to by the team.
At Newcastle Vision Support’s Christmas lunch on Tuesday 12th December Bro Kevin Maughan, a member of the NMDT team, presented the CEO of NVS Sue Gregg with a cheque for £500. The lunch was attended by Bro Gareth who was taken aback by the sum donated and there’s even better news! Bro Gareth received an email from Sue informing him that the Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded NVS £5000 each year for three years. In Sue’s words, “This will help greatly towards our core costs”. To think it all started with that wonderful Saturday meeting in Kelso Town Hall.
Bro. Mick Todd (right), The Master of Lodge Kelso and Tweed No. 58 is pictured presenting a Cheque for £500 to The Honorary Provost of Kelso, Dean Weatherston, in support of Kelso In Bloom who work tirelessly to ensure that the town looks its best. Well done to Kelso in Bloom, keep up your good work!
9th October 2019
Prostate Scotland would like to sincerely thank the Grand Lodge of Scotland for their incredible support and partnership over the past seven years. The task of raising awareness and in providing information about treatments and also in working to help increase the survival rate from prostate cancer further has been made easier thanks to the generosity and engagement of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, Provincial, District and Daughter Lodges across Scotland and overseas. The Grand Master Mason, William Ramsay McGhee, presented Prostate Scotland with cheques totalling £41,000 in aid of our work. This now brings the total amount of fundraising by the Grand Lodge to date to a magnificent £536,000.
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