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Orchestra of the Swan

Herefordshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have made a £33,644 grant to The Orchestra of the Swan. Founded in 1995 and based on Warwick Schools Foundation, the Orchestra provides a wide range of musical activities across the region and are passionate about audience inclusivity. Integral to the life of the Swan, is the music they bring to those living with dementia, PTSD, visual impairment and other conditions. It is moving to see the positive, transformational effect their players have […]

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Delphis Supports Dementia

Delphis Dementia Matters

Delphis Lodge make a difference to dementia suffers across Herefordshire W Bro David Knowles, Delphis Lodge Charity Steward, and the Worshipful Master W Bro Ian Warren met the Chief Executive of Dementia Matters (Herefordshire) at St John’s Church Hereford to see how the Lodge’s donation was helping the charity. There are around 3,700 people in Herefordshire with Dementia but only 1806 have been diagnosed. Delphis Lodge donated £1,000, which had been match funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, providing £2,000

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Tim B-T (Provincial Charity Steward) visits Herefordshire Carers Sq photo

Who Cares for the Carers?

There are estimated to be 60,000 unpaid carers in Herefordshire looking after friends, neighbours and loved ones. It is a sad fact that 80% of carers in the UK become mentally or physically ill as a direct result of their caring role. Who can they reach out to for support when they need it and who looks after the carers?  Herefordshire Carers is a local charity which compliments the commissioned service CarerLinks by providing support to carers and raising awareness

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Little & Large Final Leg

Well they are at last on the final leg of their epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats. The last 75 miles may be the hardest, but certainly will be the most rewarding! The 1033 mile journey has taken its toll, but the money they have raised for Charity will be well worth it. Read their full story on their dedicated web page at https://herefordshiremasons.org.uk/little-large-cycle-challenge/

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Little & Large Challenge - Day 1

Little & Large Challenge

The Little and Large Challenge is underway and Day one has been completed. For further details see our dedicated page on the Public Provincial website at https://herefordshiremasons.org.uk/little-large-cycle-challenge/ . Three of our members, Tony Shaw, Andy Cartwright and Craig Shaw of Cantilupe Lodge 4083 have set off on their cycle journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising money for our Charity Association. Our Provincial Charity Steward Tim Bridgland-Taylor has already been in touch with all the Provinces on the route,

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3 Peak Challenge 2023 SQ

Three Peaks Challenge

During June 2023 six members of Eastnor Lodge will attempt to scale the highest Peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 3 consecutive days. All donations will be raising money for Ledbury Food Bank, We are Farming Minds & HMCA which allows us to support charities across the county As Freemasons supporting our local communities is central to our purpose and we know that in the current climate many charities are in need of our support. So please donate to

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CN Challenge Square poster

CN Memorial Challenge

The Challenge On the 22nd of September 2022 my younger brother passed away after a long battle with poor health. He spoke often about conducting adventures in Scotland if he was of good health. To that end Carl D and I will attempt the first Caledonian Adventure Triathlon: Paddle from Fort William, on the West Coast of Scotland, to Fort Augustus at the start of Loch Ness. This will take 2 days and cover 52km. Cycle from Fort Augustus around

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Ian Pritchard Arrow Lodge 100 Burpee Challenge poster

Ian’s 100 Burpee Challenge

Ian Pritchard from Eastnor Lodge has set himself a tremendous challenge between the 1st March and the 8th June. He will be attempting to complete 100 burpees a day for 100 days. There are two things close to his heart, pushing himself physically and raising money for charity. The Teddies for Loving Care initiative provides unique cuddly bears to Accident and Emergency departments for medical staff to give at their discretion to young children. The bears are used to calm

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Geoff Wilding Talk on Masonic Scroll SQ image

Geoff Talks ON Masonic Artefact

In an effort to raise much needed funds for the HMCA, W Bro Geoff Wilding of Royal Edward Lodge, has put together a presentation about a 250-year-old Masonic scroll, based on the research notes, and with permission of, W Bro David Partner. The talk takes approx. 45 minutes and is an ideal fill for a Lodge meeting where there is no other Masonic business. Please contact W Bro Geoff on geoffwilding@gmail.com for further information and availability.

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SQ Cycle Challenge Team Tony Shaw Any Cartwright & Craig Shaw -V3

Little & Large Cycle Challenge

The Little and Large Cycle Challenge is a sponsored cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats between 28th April and 8th May 2023 in aid of the Herefordshire Masonic Charity Association (HMCA) The riders are Tony Shaw, Andy Cartwright and Craig Shaw. The support team are Aki Atkinson, Dave Shaw and Tony Lewis, with medical support from Andy Thurgood. As you can imagine, it’s not just as simple as jumping on a bike and off you go. Training has

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