The Province raised £8,000 for this worthy charity.
8 litres of hot coffee, 8 litres of scalding tea, 3 litres of milk, two loaves (of sanwiches but not a single fish), lots of bourbon and custard slice biscuits and some orange squash were dispensed by five Brethren last night. This is Freemasonry working, invisibly, in the Community. If you want to help out, or donate please e-mail W.Bro. Terry Plenty.
During the Gala Dinner on 24th May, the Provincial Grand Master, RW.Bro Gareth Jones OBE presented a cheque to the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Families Association SSAFA who support our servicemen and women and their families, and have been doing so since 1885. This and subsequent donations totalled £19,000 and was on behalf of the Freemasons of South Wales.
The travelling baton was passed from our Provincial Grand Master to W.Bro. Paul Haley who led the team out of Penarth on Sunday 25th May. It is on its way though the Provinces of Monmouth, North Wales and West Wales over the next two months. After 1,000 miles it should arrive in Barry two months hence.
This is the travelling gavel that is being carried by relays of local Masons to raise money for the Noah’s Ark Appeal. Starting in Penarth on Sunday 25th May the gavel will travel 1,000 miles with the Walk around Wales.
Please support this initiative by joining the walk for a while, or bringing your friends as cheer leaders along the roadside – or best of all by making a donation.
The Freemasons Grand Charity has just given our Province £4000 to donate to the Air Ambulance Centre in Swansea. They have responded saying:
“We are so grateful for another great donation from South Wales Freemasons. As we receive no government funding and do not qualify for lottery grants we rely heavily on donations. Your support is a fine example of how brethren get together and help our charity, as part of your Freemasonry in the Community enterprise. (more…)
Freemasons from all over Wales are undertaking an ambitious relay walk around Wales in 60 days to raise money for the Noah’s Ark Appeal. The journey is roughly 1,000 miles and they hope to attract lots of local support along the route. They start on 25th May from Penarth and plan to walk anti-clockwise up Offa’s Dyke and then along the Wales Coastal Path, and aim to arrive back on 26th July to a Welcome Home Summer Garden Party with all participants and their supporters congregating at the Barry Rugby Club.
At least 25 Lodges are taking part; they will be using a Travelling Gavel as a relay baton and will be inviting Freemasons around Wales to turn up on the route, cheer them on and raise sponsorship. The aim is to raise at least £12,000. (more…)