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Freemasons donate £6000 to Manchester’s Moodswings


WBro Chris Welton, Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Manchester presents Moodswings Linda Wilson with a cheque for £6000.

Founded in 1999, Moodswings aims to help people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause.

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master was accompanied by WBro David Hudson Chairman of Manchester City Derby, WBro Chris Prax Chairman of Manchester City Sykes and Manchester City Derby and Sykes Charity Stewards, WBro Tony Stephenson and Bro Stephen Thomson.

Mood problems can range from periods of severe anxiety or depression to episodes of high and low mood. The effects on education, employment, relationships and family life can be devastating.

The work of the Charity is based on a belief that people can recover from severe mood problems and move on to lead happier and fuller lives. From its centre in Manchester, Moodswings reaches out across the north west and beyond, Their services a delivered by small team of staff and a huge team of volunteers.

Pictured above is Amie. Originally a volunteer, who having gained her degree is now a vital member of the staff team.

Almost all of Moodswings 1200 clients are self-referrals, with a significant number coming from Manchester’s universities.

Linda said “I have to split my time between raising money and delivering the services our clients need. This money will make a huge difference and will be spent on the direct delivery of our services and projects”.

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Author: Tony Stephenson

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

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

Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire
Rossendale Masonic Hall
Ashday Lea,
Haslingden Road

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 471586 (answerphone) |

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 East Lancashire
You want to make new friendships
You want to develop yourself
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