Reading Time: 2 minutes A Huddersfield community charity which supports men with mental health issues is overwhelmed at financial support from West Riding Masonic Charities.Platform 1, based in the town’s St George’s Square and which has a membership of 500 since its inception to years ago, has received a £10,000 grant as part of our Covid-19 response to assist valuable work in local communities.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Ian Longden, club chairman, said: “It’s fantastic for the club to receive such generous support from the Freemasons and we thank them very much. The club requires three different sizes of goals to suit the differing needs of boys’ and girls’ teams, and having goals which can be easily wheeled into position for training and matches is hugely appreciated by the club, coaches and volunteers.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Local Freemasons from Fairfax Lodge in Guiseley, supported by both Craven and Mawsis Lodges in Skipton, applied for the grant, which was awarded through West Riding Masonic Charities and will be used for the railway’s Platform 2/3 project.
Bolton Abbey Station has close connections with both towns. The preserved steam railway was originally constructed in 1888 as the Skipton and Ilkley Railway and the line continued to Leeds via Guiseley.
Reading Time: 4 minutes On Sunday 2 July 2017, a group of intrepid West Yorkshire Freemasons successfully cycled over 200 miles from Freemasons Hall in London to Castle Grove Masonic Hall in Leeds, in an impressive 15 hours. The L2L Cycle, which featured 11 Freemasons from a number of Lodges across West Yorkshire, raised over £6000 for both the West Riding Masonic Charities Fund and local support centre, Breast Cancer Haven Yorkshire.