The East Ribble District Charity Steward Malcolm Roe, recently submitted an application for £3400 towards supporting a technology need at East Lancashire Hospice from the newly formed Regional Communications Groups. These Masonic Groups are leading the response to COVID-19 on behalf of United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Provinces that are in the same RCG as East Lancashire are West Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Back in 1846 St Nicholas’ Church in Sabden was financed by Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie who was a Member of Parliament and a prominent Freemason, who became the Provincial Grand Master of the Western Division of Lancashire. His son of the same name was High Sheriff in 1868 and MP for Clitheroe and he too … Read more
On a brisk October Sunday morning. 16 East Ribble District Freemasons with some of their wives and 3 Blood Bikes assembled at 8.30am at the Walton Arms car park in Altham to receive the marshalling briefing for Accrington 10k. It was the second year for the East Ribble volunteers to assist with the marshalling of … Read more
Blackburn Foodbank is part of a network of nearly 430 foodbanks that are operated by the Trussell Trust. The aim of the foodbank is to prevent food poverty and hunger in the Blackburn community. Last year Blackburn Foodbank provided 8,642 three day emergency food supplies. Due to the extra demand for food for families during … Read more
Freemasons in the East Ribble District passionately support the East Lancashire Hospice from providing donations to keep the drinks trolley well stocked to volunteering at the 10K run, Memories Walk and more recently at the Christmas Fayre. Recently the Masonic Charitable Foundation gave a donation of £1,900 to help the Hospice further.