How do you support a family that have been told that their two year old son has cancer? That’s a frightening position that we hope neither our families or friends ever have to consider. The Brethren of St Georges Lodge in Tredegar when told of such a situation did what St Georges always do, they raised a considerable sum to assist them in such trying time.
Pictured are the family receiving a cheque for the magnificent sum of £2000 which had been raised by the Brethren.
‘There but for the grace of God’
Last night at the Kennard Lodge Christmas Meeting the Worshipful Master Kelvin Bendon presented a cheque of £500 to Ieuan Hockaday, the captain of the Pontypool and District Schools under 11’s year group with players, parents and Lodge members all in attendance.
Last year’s team were the D.C. Thomas Cup Winners (Under 11’s Welsh Cup winners) and also winners of the Persse tournament in Italy and this year’s team are so far undefeated this season and hope to do the same.
The Worshipful Master and Lodge members wished all the boys luck for the remainder of the season and maybe we have some future Masons in the making!
The evening was a huge success with over £500 raised for local charities including £200 to the TLC (Teddies for Loving Care), supported by The Monmouthshire Light Blues Club giving comfort to those in The Children’s Assessment Unit at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
This article courtesy of W. Bro. Steve Price.
The widows of Monmouthshire Masons enjoyed a delightful ‘Carols and Mince Pies’ morning at Newport Masonic Hall earlier this week. The meeting was extremely well attended by over 80 and they held a very successful raffle which raised funds for a day trip out next year. The PGM RW Bro. Richard G. Davies is pictured circulating among the tables and mentioned how pleased he was at the success of the gathering.
“Terry Smith, this years Master of The Crystal Lodge of Freemasons recently presented a cheque for £500 on behalf of The Monmouthshire Masonic Trust Fund to Gavin Mote, Operations Manager of Growing Space a registered mental health charity founded in 1992, which provides real work skills and a support network to help adults with mental ill health reach goals and improve their quality of life. Based in Newport, within the grounds of Tredegar House training is provided in Horticulture, Woodwork, ITC, Craft and a work based learning programme leading to accreditation.
Terry said that he was delighted to present this award to such a worthy cause and Gavin Mote gratefully received it stating that the money would be used to purchase much needed therapy products.
Growing Space tackles the problems of social exclusion often experienced by people with mental health problems and encourages them to see themselves in a positive and constructive light and to maximise their unlimited potential. We have seen so many examples of how self esteem and self worth is built among people who have been involved with the project. Growing Space concentrates upon each individual’s ability and not inability.”
This article courtesy of W Bro Rob Watkins