Striguil Lodge continue to support local charities

Striguil Lodge recently donated £500 to St. Pierre Ward at Chepstow Community Hospital.  The Ward is predominantly for Dementia patients, and the money donated will be used to decorate the Ward dining room, and assist in creating a relaxation hub for patients and their familes.

This donation was in addition to a donation of £700 made earlier this year to the Severn View Residential Home, Chepstow, to assist in the creation of a Dementia friendly garden.

The Worshipful Master and his wife Diane have organised a number of fund raising events over the past few months, including Brunch with the Master, cooked by Diane, Race Nights, and in particular an Afternoon Tea at Portskewett Church Hall in July. The Afternoon Tea was the brainchild of Mrs Diane Cullimore, wife of Striguil Lodge Worshipful Master, WBro Adrian Cullimore. Diane baked all the cakes and savouries for the tea at which the sum of £250 was raised.

Pictured left to right in the attached photograph are: Kate Clark, Acting Ward Manager, Michelle Palfrey, OT Technician, Emma Giles – Staff Nurse, WBro Adrian Cullimore and Diane Cullimore.


This article courtesy of W. Bro. Mike Knight.


£1000 for Ty Hafan from red cross of constantine

The Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, South Wales and Monmouthshire Division makes £1000.00 Charity Donation to Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice


In 2015 the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a Family Church Service at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 9th September, which was attended by over 800 Knights and their wives/partners, followed by luncheon at the Lincoln County Showground. The Grand Sovereign, M.Ill.Kt. Graham Leslie Flight, G.C.C. in recognition of and to further commemorate the Sesqui-centenary announced that it was his wish to make a substantial donation from The Grand Sovereign’s Care for Children Fund, which had been established a few years earlier by one of his predecessors, principally for the benefit of sick or disadvantaged children who needed support.

 Leading up to the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Order, the members in England, Wales and the Divisions overseas were encouraged to financially support the Care for Children Fund with donations to boost the reserves.  Resulting from these collective efforts, it was decided that each Division within the Order would be invited to nominate a children’s hospice from within in their region to receive a donation from the Care for Children Fund: the Hospice nominated by the Division of South Wales and Monmouthshire was Tŷ Hafan, based in Sully, near Barry.  Such was the level of response to the Sesqui-centenary appeal that The Order was able to issue a cheque for £1000.00 to each of its 33 Divisions for onward presentation to a nominated children’s hospice, whilst still holding something in reserve.

 The cheques were distributed to Intendants-General at their Annual Conference held at Mark Masons Hall London on 12th October 2016, where The Division of South Wales and Monmouthshire received its cheque for £1,000. 00.  This was formally presented to Diane Stringer, Corporate & Community Administrator & Care Liaison Officer for Tŷ Hafan on the 24th October 2016 by R. Ill. Kt. Graham S. Gubb, Intendant-General (Divisional Head of Order) of the Red Cross of Constantine South Wales and Monmouthshire Division, he was accompanied by Ill. Kt. Ronald Slater, Deputy Intendant General and members of the Divisional executive  

 This article courtesy of  Nigel L. Angell, Divisional Recorder, South Wales and Monmouthshire.

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Ill.Kts. Roy Williams Divisional Treasurer, John Steward, Divisional Marshal, Mrs. Diane Stringer, for Tŷ Hafan, R.Ill.Kt. Graham Gubb, Intendant-General, Ill. Kt.Ron Slater, Deputy Intendant-General, also present was Ill.Kt. Nigel Angell, JP., Divisional Recorder