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Northumberland Freemasons present more than £125,000 to charities and deserving projects

picture of Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team received £9,870 from Northumberland Freemasons.
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team received £9,870 from Northumberland Freemasons.

Northumberland Freemasons held a special evening at Newcastle East Masonic Hall to present more than £125,000 to charities and deserving projects throughout the region.

The Trustees of the Richard Henry Holmes Benevolent Fund meet twice a year to consider any requests for financial help and support from worthy causes in the Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside areas.

Awards totalling a staggering £125,000 to 47 recipients were presented at the evening, with invited guests enjoying a buffet and talks from some of the charities present.

Ian Craigs, the Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland was delighted that so many good causes had benefited from the charity donations.

He said: “Charity is at the very heart of Freemasonry and as well as helping others internationally and nationally we are pleased to be able to help good causes much closer to home.

“The donations will help many people and organisations ranging from £350 for a school trip to a Roman Fort to £15,610 for Hexham Priory School to build a new sensory room for the well-being of their pupils,” he added.

The grant recipients from north Northumberland were: Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (£9,870), Wooler Drop In Centre (£2,400), Wooler Cricket Club (£400), North East Area of the Old Gaffers Association in Alnwick (£5,000), The Country Trust (£5,000) and 4Louis Wooler (£5,000).

 
To find out more about Freemasonry in Northumberland you can visit their website at https://northumberlandmasons.org.uk/

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

Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland
17 Lansdowne Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 1HP

Telephone: +44 191 213 6990(Provincial Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 10am – 3:30pm) |
Email: info@northumberlandmasons.org.uk

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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