Local Freemasons save lives with donation for Wales Air Ambulance –

Monmouthshire Freemasons have presented Wales Air Ambulance with a donation of £4000 from their national charity, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

The presentation was made to Ben Lewis at the Abergavenny shop by Provincial Grand Master for Monmouthshire, Rev. Malcolm C.G.Lane and Provincial Grand Secretary Brian Davies.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has been a regular supporter of air ambulance charities in recent years, donating over £1.5 million in total to twenty two rescue services since 2007. Every Air Ambulance charity in England and Wales has received funding. During 2014, Freemasons around the country will be presenting their regional rescue service with donations totalling £192,000.

Air Ambulances rely on voluntary donations to operate. Support from grant-makers like the Freemasons’ Grand Charity means that Doctors and Paramedics reach patients in emergency situations as quickly as possible – saving lives in the process.

Speaking about the donation the Reverend Malcolm C.G.Lane, Provincial Grand Master of Monmouthshire, said: “We are delighted to be able to show our support for Wales Air Ambulance once again. Charitable giving is central to Freemasonry and Monmouthshire Freemasons are especially happy to support organisations that help to save lives and provide support to people in emergency situations. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity works on behalf of all Freemasons in England and Wales, donating millions of pounds to worthy causes every year.”

For further information contact Anthony Halse, Communications Officer, on 01633 413238 or Alex Hutson, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Freemasons@ Grand Charity on 020 7395 9385 or email: ahutson@the-grand-charity.org

Pictured- Ben Lewis, Brian Davies, Rev. Malcolm Lane



Monmouthshire Masons £2500 gift to Disabled Athletes at Newport Velodrome

Velodrome presentation

The Rev. Malcolm C.G. Lane, Provincial Grand Master of Monmouthshire Masons together with Provincial Grand Secretary Brian P. Davies visited the Wales National Velodrome, Newport on Saturday 7th June 2014 to present a tricycle to Neil Smith, Disability Sport Wales Paracycling Coach.

Disability Sport Wales was set up in the 1980’s and has generated numerous competitors and world record holders as the organisation has developed together with it’s athletes.

 The tricycle was provided by the Roderick Hill Lodge of Freemasons in Chepstow and representative Vince White also attended the presentation.

Neil Smith said “We are so grateful to Monmouthshire Masons for their generosity, a tricycle like this would cost us in the region of £2500 and will undoubtedly prove to be a major asset to our disabled athletes.”

The Reverend Lane commented “We make regular contributions and donations to local charities. Nationally, we are one of the largest charities in the UK and of course all our funds are raised solely by the efforts of Freemasons , enabling us to help the community at large.”

Pictured- Vince White, Brian Davies, Disability Sports Wales Academy riders, Rev Malcolm Lane and Neil Smith