The Lodge of St George No 5978 has become the first lodge in the Province to receive a charitable enhancement from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity. Money raised during WBro Andy Moore’s year as Master has been enhanced and Andy was able to make a total donation of £2,500 to local charity The Lowdown.
The Lowdown offers a free and confidential drop in service for youngsters, six days a week, in Northampton. Youths can get the help and support they may need. These funds will provide over 200 one-to-one counselling sessions for local youths in need or distress. One hour can make a massive difference in a child or young adult’s life; in any one hour session, the Lowdown’s counsellors can positively change and sometimes save the life of a young person who is vulnerable or in crisis.
Speaking about the donation, Andy Moore, from The Lodge of St George, 5978, said
“We are delighted to be able to show our support for The Lowdown. Charitable giving is central to Freemasonry, and the Lodge of St George, along with all Northants and Hunts Freemasons, are especially happy to support organisations that give back to our local community. The Freemasons Grand Charity works on behalf of all Freemasons in England and Wales, donating millions of pounds to worthy causes every year; and we are delighted they have joined with us in supporting The Lowdown.”
Every year The Freemasons Grand Charity donates over £7 million to charitable projects across England and Wales.