Freemasons aid Victory over Blindness.

 

On this the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, The Armed Forces lodge 9875 in Newport, Monmouthshire have donated £500 to a military charity. Blind Veterans UK was founded in 1915 and the charity’s initial purpose was to help and support soldiers blinded in the First World War. But the organisation has gone on to support more than 35,000 blind veterans and their families, spanning the Second World War to recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more than a century, the charity has been providing vital free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support to blind and vision-impaired veterans no matter when they served or how they lost their sight.

Visit blindveterans.org.uk/support to learn more about the charity and how you can support its vital work today.

The Worshipful Master, W.Bro Clive Jones, himself a totally blind former Welsh Guardsman, was presented with a cheque for £500 by Rt.W.Bro Richard G Davis The Provincial Grand Master for Monmouthshire.  at their closest meeting to the 100th Anniversary.

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The donation of £500 will go towards helping those regain their confidence and independence whilst living with sight loss.

 This donation is just one of many given to charities both locally and nationally as well as to individuals since the Armed Forces Lodge consecration in 2013.

Light Blues club attend national conference

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The Monmouthshire Light Blues Club Chairman, Secretary and Communications Officer attended the 4th annual New and Young Masons Conference at Cardiff Masonic Hall on Saturday 27th October. The themes of the conference were standards, engagement and progression. With seventy delegates representing seventeen Clubs from England, Wales and Hong Kong, many ideas were shared and acquaintances made. The conference concluded with a triple Initiation Ceremony by the Universities Lodge No. 5461, with all three Mon. Light Blues Club attendees actively participating. Next year the conference will be hosted by the Leicester and Rutland Light Blues Club, and Monmouthshire will sure to be represented.

W Bro Huw Gallagher,

Secretary, Mon. Light Blues Club

Bro Paul Francis,

Chairman, Mon. Light Blues Club

 

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