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​Freemasons present cheque to Harlow Talking Newspaper

Harlow Talking Newspaper receive the cheque from North Weald Freemasons

Harlow Talking Newspaper enjoyed their own happy headline when the organisation was presented with a large donation.

Representatives from the Freemasons North Weald Bassett Lodge handed over £300 cheque to the voluntary group at their hub on the top floor of Harlow Central Library.

Every week volunteers record themselves reading the Star and send the audio on a memory stick to 65 listeners with sight difficulties around the town.

Anne Oval, Harlow Talking Newspaper chairman, said the donation will be used to buy more memory sticks and stereos, called boom boxes, to play the recording.

“The donation is amazing, and I am grateful,” she said. “More money will go towards our service. There are not many charities specific to Harlow and it is an important service.”

Alongside volunteers Sue Farrow, George Hudson and Moyna Strowman, Mrs Oval received the cheque from Freemason members Derek Collinge and Tom Moore.

The group meets five times a year and holds events to fundraise for charities before deciding which causes to award money to.

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