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Freemasons Christmas Shoebox Appeal by Caledonia Lodge

Local Freemason, Freddie Samrai and his lovely wife Carol organized a “CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL” on behalf of Caledonia Lodge, for the under privileged children of Torrevieja.  With much support from other Lodges, individual Masons and several local charities, plus many anonymous donations (some listed below) 100 boxes filled with presents were given.  As a result every child will have a gift to open on Christmas Day.  The whole experience has left many people very emotional, from the overwhelming generosity of so many kind people.  THANK YOU ALL on behalf of the children of Torrevieja.

The money from the Lodges was raised by holding Ladies Nights, BBQ’s and many other social functions.  All were kind enough to donate their charity funds to the “Shoe Box Appeal”. This is when everything went into over-drive. Many Masons donated independently, as did the Quesada Ladies Club. Everybody has been so generous with all their donations. All these boxes will be given to Alimentos Solidarios de Torrevieja, who will give them to the children at Christmas.


Those taking part:


Caledonia Lodge No.68,   Torrevieja Royal Arch Chapter No.15.

Torrevieja Installed Master No.108,    Las Salinas Lodge  No.79.

Old Tower Lodge No.49,   Quesada Ladies Club.

Salvador Artesano Torrevieja,     Christmas Shop San Luis.

Comercial Chino Torrevieja,    Plus many anonymous donations.

Should you be interested in finding out more about Freemasonry, please contact me on the email address given below

WBro William G Turney ProvGCO

Communications Officer

Provincial Grand Lodge of Valencia

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