Derbyshire Freemasons donate £2000 to Drum Hill Scout Camp

Photo of the Master of Pioneer Lodge, W Bro. Andy Brown, accompanied by the Charity Steward, W Bro. Don Newing, and W Bro. Tony Harvey, presented the County Commissioner for Derbyshire, James Stafford, accompanied by the centre’s project manager, Tom Stoddart, with the cheque for £2,000.

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.

Derbyshire Freemasons donate £25,000 to Charities

The awards totalled £25,000 Two hundred people were present at the awards ceremony including HM Lord Lieutenant for Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, the High Sheriff, Mrs Annie Hall, the Deputy Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, RW Bro. Jonathan Spence and the Provincial Grand Master for Derbyshire, RW Bro. Steven Varley, together with civic leaders, charity workers and senior Freemasons from across the county

Arboretum Lodge supports the Derbyshire Childrens’ Holiday Centre

On Wednesday, 11th May, Arboretum Lodge No. 731 presented a cheque for £250 to the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC) in Skegness.  This was matched by a cheque from the Provincial Grand Charity for £250. DCHC was established in 1891 to provide Derbyshire children having troubles in their home lives with a holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire. … Read more

A Worldwide Brotherhood

WBro Bruce Burrows from Pomfret Lodge recently visited Western Australia to see the records of John Newman Tooth, a member of his partner’s family. John was a Child Migrant sent to Kingsley Fairbridge Farm School Western Australia at the age of 10 years. He landed at Freemantle on March 20th 1928. Bruce saw John’s records … Read more