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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:07

Masons are “ALL at SEA”

Representatives of Hull, Beverley, Tickton, Hornsea & Bridlington lodges, and the Mark Charity, recently attended a buffet reception at the invitation of the Hull Sea Cadets Unit TS Iron Duke. 

The Lord Mayor as President of the Sea Cadets welcomed the brethren with the Deputy Provincial Grand Master,Jeffrey Gillyon responding .Other attendees  included The Admiral of the Humber, RN Regional Commander , Commodore Dickie Baum       

The reception was  as a thank you to those lodges that had contributed to the area project to fund a on their training ship at a cost of £3,000, fully funded by Freemasons. The project was particularly aimed at funding cadets whose families might not normally be able to afford the cost.

The response from the Lodges and Mark was so generous that £7,850 was raised enabling the purchase of essential training equipment at their HQ.  The Provincial Grand Charity provided matching funding of £1,900 to purchase new cookers in the training kitchen.

The cadets will sail from Hull in April on the recently launched ship TS Jack Petchey. Coincidentally the Grand Charity had contributed £47,000 towards the £2M cost of building this ship.


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