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Hexham Charities benefit from Freemasons donations

Members of the Hexham Hextol Foundation received a £10,000 cheque at a dinner at St James’ Park.

SIX local charities have been boosted by a share of £300,000 as a celebration of the Freemasons’ 300th anniversary.

Local branches of the Freemasons have been fundraising over the past few years, raising a total of £300,000 across the region.

Bellingham War Cemetary Lychgate Restoration, Haltwhistle Young and Sweet Youth Club, Hexham Hextol Foundation and Ponteland Memorial Hall all received £10,000.

Prudhoe Community Workshop Trust received £5,000 and Wylam Community Playing Fields Association was presented with £7,000.

The cheques were handed out at a special dinner at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on Saturday night.

Peter Marshall, of Hexham Freemasons, said: “We try to support charities every year by giving them £100 here and there but it’s nice for us to give them more in a lump sum and to make a special effort for the celebration.

“This has been raised over a few years and was handed out at St James’ Park. It was packed with around 800 people attending and it was good to see how many people the money will benefit.”

To find out more about Freemasonry in Northumberland you can visit their website at

Their contact details are listed below if you want to contact them directly

Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland
17 Lansdowne Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: +44 191 213 6990(Provincial Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 10am – 3:30pm) |

If you want to be a Freemason you must be interested in character building and morality

“Better men make a Better world.” Freemasonry stresses honour, personal responsibility and personal integrity

You should be able to commit to Monthly/bi-monthly gatherings at lodges.

Reasons to become a Freemason in Northumberland
You want to make new friendships
You want to develop yourself
You want to make a positive contribution to society
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