Supporting National and Local Charities
The initiation ceremony forcibly impresses on a candidate’s mind the life changing effects that charity can have. Freemasons are constantly reminded that they should be charitable in word and deed, not just to their brother freemasons but to all mankind.
Freemasons support four main Masonic Charities in addition to supporting many local charities and good causes. In the past five years Lodges in Somerset have donated £500,000 to local charities.
2014 Somerset Floods
- Jan – Somerset Freemasons donate £4500 for flood relief
- Jan – Flood Relief Fund hits £100k!
- Mar – PGM’s Flood Relief Bulletin
- April – Author’s support for Somerset Flood victims
- September – £25,000 to rebuilding flood damaged village hall.
- October Thank you from Pentathlon Carnival Club
- December – Somerset Flood Recovery Grants Committee
- December Flood victims thank Somerset Freemasons
Gordano Lodge donate £1,000 to worthy causes
At a recent Sunday Lunch held at the Clevedon Masonic Hall on November 20th, the Worshipful Master of Gordano Lodge 6244 Brian Clayton, together with W Bro Kevin Dean (ADC) and Bro Peter Donoghue (SW) were pleased to present cheques to the value of £500 each to representatives from “Alzheimers U.K.” and “The Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre” in Pill.
Somerset Farmers raise £2,000 for Breathability Charity
The Somerset Farmers Lodge raised £2000 which enabled them to buy essential equipment for the Breathability charity.
This organisation supports people with lung and breathing problems with a medically approved exercise class, which is all run by volunteers.
The pictures show the equipment and the people involved.
W.Bro.Norman Crang WM 2nd right, on his right Mrs. Anne Warnes who assisted him with catering for the fund raising events.
Charity Steward Nick Male 2nd left. The other ladies are Jenny Woolmington(Chairman) and Pauline Rendell (Treasurer) of Breathability, and far right, Amanda Davies, daughter of Norman Crang who assisted in organising the fundraising.
Report by David Burke