Lodge Kelso & Tweed supporting our Armed Forces

On Friday, 24th May 2024, Lodge Kelso & Tweed 58 held their meeting in the elegant surroundings of Kelso Town Hall. The Lodge exercises its right annually to hold their meetings “within the said Hall in all time coming.”

This year, the degree was conducted by veterans of the Armed Forces, aiming to raise funds for SSAFA, which supports serving personnel, veterans, and their families. The meeting was followed by a harmony in the Lodge Rooms, with toasts to the King, the Craft, and the Armed Forces.

The event raised a magnificent sum of £430 thanks to the generosity of the Brethren. At the end of the night, the Master, Bro Tim Slater, presented a cheque for £500 to Bro Drew Forsyth PM, Squadron Leader RAF in aid of SSAFA.

The week following the Town Hall meeting the Brethren met in the Lodge Rooms where a cheque for £500 was presented to Major John Currie of SSAFA Borders. On receiving the cheque Major Currie expressed his thanks for the extremely generous donation.

“Every penny raised in our local branch goes to veterans and their families, there is no paid staff, only volunteers.” Adrian Lucas MBE, DL, Chairman SSAFA Borders Branch.

Pictured L-R,  Brother Drew Forsyth, Provincial Grand Master, Major John Currie and Brother Tim Slater, Master of Lodge Kelso & Tweed.

Pictured L-R,  Brother Drew Forsyth, Provincial Grand Master, Major John Currie, Brother Bill Heaney PM, WJW and Brother Mick Todd IPM.