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Latest grant to Wales Air Ambulance from South Wales Freemason

The latest grant to Wales Air Ambulance from South Wales Freemasons brings total UK donations to £2.3 million.

A grant of £4,000 to the Wales Air Ambulance from South Wales Freemasons has brought the total Masonic support given to air ambulances across the country to £2.3 million since 2007.

The Air Ambulance operates right across South Wales and has made many life saving flights so far this year, transporting seriously injured people to hospital and treating patients on the ground.

The grant, which comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, is funded by Freemasons and their families from across England and Wales.

During 2018, Freemasons from around the country will be presenting 20 regional air ambulances with grants totalling £192,000.

Steffan Anderson-Thomas at Wales Air Ambulance said:

“We are very grateful to South Wales Freemasons for their continuing generosity. Without support like this the Wales Air Ambulance would not be able to carry on flying and our life-saving work could not continue.”

Roy Woodward, Deputy Provincial Grand Master of South Wales Freemasons said:

“We are proud to be able to support the Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of their doctors and aircrew, many lives of local people are saved every year.”

Roy Woodward, accompanied by South Wales Freemasons Charity Steward Robert Payne, presented the cheque to Steffan Anderson-Thomas of Wales Air Ambulance, at a recent visit to their Llanelli air base.

Wales Air Ambulance relies entirely on charitable grants and donations. To make a donation, visit www.walesairambulance.com

Swansea Remembrance Day service

On Sunday, November 11th, the Swansea Remembrance Day service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Swansea at 2.00 pm.
A small delegation of Swansea Brethren, led by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master will lay a wreath at that service in memory of Swansea Brethren who paid the ultimate price and served in the Great Wars.

All members of the Craft, particularly Swansea based Brethren and their wives or partners, are invited along in support of the Craft at that service.

Organ Concerts at Freemasons’ Hall

The next in the series of Organ Concerts will be given by the distinguished organist Darius Battiwalla, Leeds City Organist, at 18:15 for an hour on Wednesday 14th November (the same day as the next Supreme Grand Chapter Convocation).

The concert will, as usual, be projected on the walls of the Grand Temple. Tickets are free but should be booked at: http://bit.ly/FMH-Concert-Nov-2018

Blue Plaque to Commemorate History of Freemasonry within Treorchy and the Rhondda Valley

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled in Treorchy to commemorate the involvement of Freemasonry in the Valley community.

Phil Hanney (pictured left) was invited to join the South Wales Provincial Grand Master Gareth Jones OBE (pictured right) in the task of unveiling the Blue Plaque.

The plaque is now secured proudly on the RAFA Pub in Bute Street for all to see, as a long standing reminder to the community of the fine Masonic heritage and contribution established in the valley.

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Annual meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter 2019

The next Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter will be brought forward to Saturday, 15th June 2019 and will be convened at Cardiff Masonic Hall.

Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge 2019

The next Annual Meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge will be held on Monday, 24th June 2019 at Barry Memorial Hall.

Swansea Masonic MAMILs raise over £5,300

As a result of their successful ‘Gower Bays Challenge’ sponsored bike ride in July, the Masonic MAMILs of Swansea and Port Talbot were delighted to meet with Alan Drury of the Stroke Association at the Swansea Masonic Hall and present him with a cheque for over £5,300 for use in their local centres.