Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

2016

LADIES’ GIFT FUND FOR MASONIC CHARITIES

Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire Provinces

Registered Charity No. 519281

ANNUAL SPRING LUNCH

SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2016

 



MOSELEY MASONIC HALL, KINGS HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
12.30 for 1.00 p.m.

BUFFET MENU

Ham, Quiche, Egg Mayonnaise,
Variety of Salads
Jacket Potatoes
Bread Rolls

A Selection of Homemade Desserts

Cheese and Biscuits

Tea or Coffee and Chocolates

TICKETS £15.00

Available from: Mrs Vikki Hart, 20 Rosemary Road, Hayley Green, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 1BN

Tel:- 0121 550 0098

The Warwickshire Masonic Shooting Club

WMSC
We are delighted to announce the formation of:

The Warwickshire Masonic Shooting Club (WMSC)

Membership of the WMSC is open to all Members of Lodges and Chapters within the Province of Warwickshire with an interest in Clay Pigeon Shooting in all its disciplines. The aim of the WMSC is to encourage the participation of Masonic and non-Masonic shooters together in the sport to promote an awareness of Freemasonry and its charitable aspirations, with a view to encourage potential membership, and to promote and maintain the esprit de corps within Warwickshire Masons.

Further enquires may be directed to the WMSC Membership Secretary: W Bro Ian Townley

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Grand Charity donates £666,500 to 17 charities

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has donated grants totalling £666,500 to 17 charities.

MAJOR GRANTS

11 charities have received grants totalling £644,000, as part of the Major Grants Scheme in support of Youth Opportunities and Vulnerable People.

Youth Opportunities:

Barnardo’s: £25,000 to fund a project worker to support young people in North Tyneside.

Girlguiding: £28,000 to empower young women aged 14-17 to learn about leadership and skills for life.

Girl Guides receive £28,000

Support for Vulnerable People:

British Red Cross: £50,000 to fund a Patient Transport Ambulance (PTA) in Somerset.

Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Wales: £13,500 to provide specialist therapy to children with cerebral palsy.

Blind Veterans UK: £100,000 to help fund the cost of refurbishing disused outbuildings at Llandudno Rehabilitation and Training Centre.

Blind Veterans UK receive £100,000

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: £250,000 to fund a pioneering patient-led care programme, for people aged 16-24 that are suffering from cystic fibrosis.

English National Ballet: £30,000 to fund Dance for Parkinson’s, which helps people living with the condition to have a better quality of life.

Missing People:  £10,000 to fund the salary of a services supervisor, for the charity’s free 24 hours services team.

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children): £47,500 to help protect the mental health of children under the age of five, by working with either their biological or foster parents.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability: £50,000 to help fund refurbishment work in the brain injury rehabilitation hub.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability receives £50,000

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People): £40,000 to fund the salary of a sight loss advisor at The Royal Hospital in West Sussex.

 

MINOR GRANTS

Six charities have received a total of £22,500 as part of the Minor Grants Scheme, to help cover their core costs.

The Country Trust: £5,000: Aims to teach children from deprived areas of towns and cities.

Amy & Friends Cockayne Syndrome Support: £1,000: Supports children and their families suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.

AF Association: £2,500: Provides information, support and access to treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AFT).

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation: £4,000: Supports the needs of young people, up to the age of 25, affected by a childhood liver disease.

Pilgrim Bandits: £5,000: Special Forces veterans use their training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full.

Child Bereavement UK: £5,000: Charity supports families who have suffered bereavement and educates professionals.

For further information about any of the grants listed above, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keep up to date with The Grand Charity News at: https://www.grandcharity.org/news.php

 

Support for research with prostate cancer patients

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity Supports University of East Anglia’s research with prostate cancer patients

University of East Anglia’s research with prostate cancer patients
University of East Anglia’s research with prostate cancer patients

Every year, over 44,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer across the UK. This is a cause close to the hearts of many Freemasons and since 2006 the Grand Charity has donated over £240,000 towards research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Last year, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity awarded a grant of £100,000 to the Cancer Genetics team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to help fund research that will focus on distinguishing between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of the disease.

"A critical problem in clinical management is that at the time of diagnosis it is not possible to reliably distinguish aggressive, from non-aggressive disease. The Grand Charity award will allow us to tackle this critical question head-on through the analysis of large amounts of information that have been already obtained from prostate cancer patients.”
Professor Colin Cooper, lead researcher.

This most recent grant will support part of an ongoing study that was previously funded by the Grand Charity in 2011 and 2013 with grants of £50,000, bringing the total donated to this project up to an impressive £200,000. This previous research generated large amounts of data which, with this recent grant, can now be analysed using sophisticated techniques to further develop and refine tests that aid diagnosis.

"Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the UK, resulting in 11,000 deaths each year. Therefore, we believe strongly in assisting medical research that will focus on identifying which patients are most at risk of dying.  We are very happy to give this grant to ensure further insight into this awful disease is achieved,"
says Laura Chapman , Chief Executive of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity

£75,000 for flood relief from The Grand Charity

Flooding in the North of England
The Grand Charity has donated a total of £75,000 to flood relief in Lancashire and Yorkshire, in the wake of devastation caused by storms over the festive season. The donations will give continued support to individuals and families suffering as a result of flooding, and follow on from a £30,000 grant last month to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 and the province of Cumberland and Westmorland.

Some of the worst affected areas have included Carlisle, Keswick, Kendal, Cockermouth, Appleby, Glenridding and St Michael's. The government has ordered a major review of flood prevention strategy. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is committed to supporting communities affected by severe weather, having previously donated to the Somerset Community Foundation and the British Red Cross in 2014.

Read the full story on The Freemasons' Grand Charity's website at: https://www.grandcharity.org/news.php/145/grand_charity_donates_75000_to_flood_relief_in_lancashire_and_yorkshire

Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarwickshirePGL

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Tel: 0121 454 4422

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