Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

£58,000 of charity awards from Warwickshire Freemasons announced following unprecedented public vote

Six local charities have benefited from a series of special Community Awards from Warwickshire Freemasons following an unprecedented public vote of 178,801 votes across England and Wales.

The Community Awards are a major part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, with the public vote deciding on the range of Awards from £4,000 to £25,000.

At a luncheon at the Tally Ho! Centre in Birmingham, the Provincial Grand Master, R W Bro David Macey, explained the purpose of the Awards, gave an explanation of each charity’s work, and presented Masonic Charitable Foundation certificates, and a glass trophy to the highest award recipient – Edward’s Trust. The recipient charities, and the figures awarded are below – with links to each charity’s website.

Edward's Trust - £25,000


 

The Stonehouse Gang - £15,000


 

 

 Birmingham Crisis Centre - £6,000


 

Birmingham Settlement - £4,000


 

 

Fastaid Solihull - £4,000


 

Tiny Tim's Children's Centre - £4,000


The pictures below show the Provincial Grand Master presenting Edward’s Trust with their glass trophy – recipients are Chief Executive, Neil Thorogood and Fundraising Co-ordinator, Lucy Goodway of Edward’s Trust.

The Provincial Grand Master making the presentation to The Edward's Trust

Each recipient received a certificate confirming that a Masonic Charitable Foundation donation has been paid in the amounts indicated, and the photograph below shows the Provincial Grand Master with all the recipients.

MCF Awards - group photograph

All present were delighted with their grants, and the luncheon presentation - on behalf of all present, Trevor Franklin, Secretary of the Stonehouse Gang thanked the Provincial Grand Master and the Masonic Charitable Foundation for their generosity and hospitality.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has given £3 million to 300 charities across England and Wales to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England.   The charities receiving the grants were voted for by the public and members of the Province – over 178,000 votes were received, of which the majority were from the general public. This has been one of a number of initiatives introduced throughout every Province to publicise the 300th anniversary – many other events are planned to mark this milestone in English Freemasonry.

 

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