Schools receive funds from Freemasons

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Three schools in the Coquet Valley have received funds from Northumberland Freemasons in Alnwick.

Nicki Buckley and Harbottle pupils with Thomson Bathgate (Lodge Treasurer), Alan Thompson (Lodge Almoner) and Robin Murray (Lodge Secretary).

Every year, Coquetdale Masonic Lodge holds a Christmas social evening and proceeds from its fund-raising raffle go to good causes.

The raffle raised £153 on the night and the Lodge then made this up to a total of £300.

Harbottle Church of England First School, Rothbury First School and Thropton Village First School all received £100.

Lodge secretary Robin Murray said: “We are committed to raising funds to help local charities and organisations provide a service for those in our community. What better way to help than to look at our young people and help them with equipment and activities at their schools.”

In addition, a lodge member who now lives in Leicestershire, heard of the donations and sent a cheque for £100. As he was a former pupil at Harbottle his donation was also sent there.

 

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