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).
The long-established partnership between Freemasonry and the Midlands Air Ambulance movement has been recognised and marked by a Community Partners Award which WBro Dennis Hill collected earlier this year (see earlier post) on behalf of the Provinces of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and the Mark Province of Staffordshire and Shropshire. Freemasons have … Read more
The annual golf day of St Martins Lodge, Birmingham was held at Shirley Golf Club. 20 members of the lodge played on the day and the Lodge Trophy was won by the current Master of the Lodge, Malcolm Francis. The competition for the Lodge Trophy has been played every year since 1948. W Bro Michael Gregory, the Lodge Treasurer won the Chapter Trophy.
The Grand Charity has awarded a £100,000 grant to the Cancer Genetics team at the University of East Anglia to help fund research that will focus on distinguishing between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of the disease. Lead researcher Professor Colin Cooper explained that a critical problem in clinical management is an inability to distinguish this at the time of diagnosis.