A fantastic introduction to the delights of fishing was provided by the West Lancashire branch of the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity (MTFC), who held their first event for 2017 at the Clear Water Fisheries, Borwick, Carnforth. The event was held over two days, with members of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Sisters team attending on the first day and young adults with special needs attending on the second day.
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The event, now in its 18th year was staged by Ludlow’s Lodge of the Marches at Culmington Village Hall, and this year attracted a bumper amount of diners with about 150 turning out compared to last year’s 110.
Organiser Colin Edwards said it was heartening to see, and said the event had raised £1,700 from food and a raffle to go towards good causes in the future.
Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons have completed a four-day cycle ride visiting all the masonic centres in the province, including Melton, before continuing to Freemasons’ Hall in London and back again.
The 300-mile trip not only marked the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry but raised £21,000 to be split equally between the Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
A charity which helps people with disabilities take part in sport has received a £4,500 donation from a group of Norfolk Freemasons.
Members of the Wroxham-based Boileau Lodge have completed a triathlon to raise funds for Wheelpower, which offers opportunities for disabled people to get active.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital received the £600 donation from the Naval and Military Lodge of Freemasons
Lodge Senior Warden Chris Spinks said: “Several members of the lodge have been treated by the dermatology unit and we wanted to say thank you by raising money for them. The nurses are wonderful and the care they give is exceptional.”