Former Woman of Rochdale, Marilyn Jones, who started the soup kitchen in 2013 from the back of a car with Vida Slater, said: “We are really pleased to have this support, and we can’t thank the Freemasons enough for everything they’ve done for us thus far. For the past few years, we have had a great deal of support from the local Freemasons.”
The East Ribble District Charity Steward Malcolm Roe, recently submitted an application for £3400 towards supporting a technology need at East Lancashire Hospice from the newly formed Regional Communications Groups. These Masonic Groups are leading the response to COVID-19 on behalf of United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Provinces that are in the same RCG as East Lancashire are West Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.