Paul Sabel

Play Safe at Burghill Community Academy

Herefordshire Freemasons have been called into action to help the children of Burghill Community Academy play safe. With a donation of £1,500 which was match funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the Freemasons’ charity, thus providing £3,000 for the school. The funds will help head teacher Mr Alex Davies set in motion two summer building projects. One to rejuvenate and relocate the climbing wall and the other to install a playhouse for the younger children of the school.  The request …

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Vennture on the Streets of Hereford

Herefordshire Freemasons received a plea to provide financial support for Vennture Street Pastors in their work with distressed individuals on the night-time streets of Hereford. Vennture are funded totally by grants and donations and as with many voluntary organisations a significant number of their funding streams have dried up, particularly in the light of Covid-19, and are in need of help. Vennture are engaging with new ways of helping the local community at this extraordinary time and are actively involved …

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Herefordshire Masons Help Ross Community Development Trust

The Herefordshire Masons have donated £1,000 to the Ross Community Development Trust to help with the bulk buying of face masks and their distribution to the Ross community and to assist the production of a newsletter that will be delivered to all households in Ross. The aim of the newsletter is to inform the Ross community of the good works the Trust have initiated to combat the affects of Covid-19. Click on the image to the below to hear an …

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Refuges for vulnerable women

Two new refuges for vulnerable and abused women and children have been furnished and fitted out with essential electrical equipment, thanks to a £1,000 grant from Herefordshire Freemasons. The coronavirus lockdown has led to vulnerable women and children being forced to stay inside with abusive partners, and a consequent sharp rise in demand for refuges. Existing facilities have become seriously overcrowded and Herefordshire Council has provided two new properties, but they urgently needed the Herefordshire Freemasons’ grant to make them …

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Going for Bald

Chris Holt is a member of Coningsby Lodge and is also a key worker with Western Power Distribution, ensuring that the lights stay on! Has found three great causes and reasons to go for a sponsored head shave!! Chris said “I have never been brave enough to have my head shaved – I am worried in case it never grows back, and I still worry that it may not! However, I think in this great time of crisis where there …

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Herefordshire Freemasons support – For The Love Of Scrubs

Herefordshire Free Masons support “For the love for scrubs” by donating £2700. Which will buy enough raw materials to this industrious group of volunteers to make 180 sets of scrubs, scrub caps, headbands and laundry bags for the Wye Valley Trust healthcare workers, together with Nurses from GP practices. The Herefordshire group is organised by Davina Diamond via a Facebook group called “For The Love of Scrubs” Donations for the group can be made via GoFundMe Davina wrote on her …

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Pembleton 3 wheeler kit car

Summer Jobs Despite Covid-19

I built a 3 wheeled kit car called a Pembleton with my son, which we finished in 2008. We have taken it on many road trips and rallies both nationally and abroad. This is us at Prescott hill climb a few months after it was finished. At this time of the year I go through the same ritual of getting the car ready for its MOT and carrying out maintenance and upgrades I have been planning over the winter. This …

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Pete White standing next to his 4x4 with doctors sign on door

Pete White – Delivers Doctors

Pete White, is a mason and a member of Herefordshire 4×4 Response . They are a self-funded group of just over 50 individual 4×4 owners. They provide backup in adverse weather conditions to the local community. During the heavy snow conditions in March 2018 the group provided transport for the NHS. Mainly ferrying doctors and nurses from their homes to the hospital and back. More recently they helped with the evacuation of nursing homes and transported care staff during the …

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