The Cadets need for funding came about after the East Devon District Council terminated the lease of their old building and, due to its very dilapidated state and lack of amenities, this had also restricted the number of cadets able to use the building.
Stand Children’s Services in Half Moon Bay has hosted a morning tea to thank the Freemasons Foundation for a recent donation.
Stand regional manager Pene Frost says she feels incredibly grateful to the Freemasons for the contribution to the children.
“We had two playgrounds the children could not use because there was no cushion fall bark. It was $13,000 to replace it.”
When Pioneer Lodge learned that Derbyshire Scouts needed a new activity and accommodation centre at the county camp site, Drum Hill, members wanted to support the venture. Not only had some of them been volunteers at the site over the years, and some had actually helped build the previous centre, Birch Hall, but Pioneer Lodge itself has had a long attachment to Drum Hill.
Master of Cantelupe Lodge W Bro Ady Gotheridge (centre) presents the cheque to Amber Trust’s Community Development Organiser Tracy Litchfield, with Dennis Ashmore (r), a volunteer worker with Amber Trust and a member of Cantelupe Lodge, and Sally Knowles (far left) and Alison Bloor from Amber Trust also in attendance
The Craft Provinces of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire with the Mark Province of Staffordshire and Shropshire have, over that period, between them donated £1.1 million. This includes donations from individual Lodges, Provinces, other orders in the counties and from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (formerly the Freemasons Grand Charity).