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Dean Waterfield donates to MNDA

Dean Waterfield Lodge, one of the Lodges meeting in Hereford, has donated £500 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of a former member. Ron Griffiths died in 2017 of a particularly aggressive form of the disease, only four months after first diagnosis, at the age of 73. He had been a member of Dean Waterfield Lodge since 1994, and was its Master in 2006. He continued to be a very active member of the Lodge, taking the offices …

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St Peter’s Clay Shoot in aid of Festival

On 25th May St Peter’s Lodge held its annual clay pigeon shoot at The Hill Farm, Castle Frome. On a glorious summer day 40 individuals of varying standards took part under the supervision of Bob Latimer, and the Fir Tree Clay Pigeon Club, who are based in the wood on the farm. It was great to see families also coming along and extra entertainment was provided by Louise Manning conducting a farm walk, which was especially enjoyed by the children, …

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Blackmarston School unveils its new bus

Blackmarston School has unveiled its new bus, in front of an audience of donors, staff, and children at their premises in Hereford. Nearly half of the £60,000 cost of the bus was provided from Masonic sources. The school, for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, received £25,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation two years ago, when the MCF donated £50,000 to four Hereford charities in celebration of the Tercentenary of the foundation of Grand Lodge. This sum was …

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Province supports Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford

The Province is delighted to be able to continue its support for Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford, with a further grant of £1,000 from the Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association. Rachael Manacchini-Godfrey, of Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford, showed the Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge, Michael Holland, and the Provincial Charity Steward, Nick Swan, round the premises in St Owen Street when they visited to present a cheque. Breast Cancer Haven’s Hereford centre was the second of five opened in various …

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Herefordshire Masonic support for Horizon Training

Horizon Training in Hereford is part of the Plynlimon Trust group of local charities, which provides a range of services for disadvantaged, elderly or disabled people, including Hereford and Malvern Dial-a-Ride. Horizon Training focuses on the needs of young people, aged 16-23, who have often had a difficult start in life. It gives them the opportunity to learn vocational skills at the same time as developing their social interaction abilities and self-confidence, increasing their chances of a successful entry into …

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Herefordshire Freemasons sponsor horse for RDA

Local Freemasons have continued their long-standing support for Hereford Riding for the Disabled with a donation of £1,100. £1,000 of this comes from the members of the Herefordshire Province as a whole, through the Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association, and £100 from the members of Coningsby Lodge in Hereford. Hereford RDA has 12 horses, of varied sizes, all of a gentle and friendly temperament, and the money will go towards sponsoring one of them, Jelly, shown in the picture. The local …

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Provincial Golf Competition

The George Long – Tunnard-Moore Golf Competition is played for annually by two members from the same Lodge playing a four ball game against a pair from another Lodge.   It is open to pairs from every Lodge within our Province.   The competition was inaugurated in 1925 and a silver trophy presented by Charles Tunnard-Moore, a Past Master of the Loyal Hay Lodge, has been played for continually from that year apart from a period during the 1940s due to the …

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Freemasons give £45,000 to victims of southern African cyclone

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has issued the following press release: Thousands of people across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Idai will be given access to clean water, as well as tarpaulins, plastic sheets and other emergency supplies, thanks to a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons’ charity. The money is being donated to Plan International UK which is working to help survivors, including young women and children, who are at particular risk. …

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Palladian Lodge supports MacMillan Nurses

At their April 2019 meeting, Palladian Lodge presented a cheque for £600 to MacMillan Nurses. The photo shows the Worshipful Master, W Bro Paul Chambers, shaking hands with Paddy Nugent, fundraising manager for MacMillan Nurses. On the left is W Bro Phil Burgess and W Bro Robert Hughes-Cound is on the right. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity, Paddy Nugent thanked Palladian Lodge for their generosity, saying: “Thank you for inviting me to receive the cheque for £600 …

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