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The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

This week saw TLC Teddies achieve a local landmark: 10 years and 30,000 bears donated to local hospitals. Hull City AFC players Alfred N’Diaye and Oumar Niasse and former Tigers captain Ian Ashbee called into the Children’s Emergency Department (ED) at Hull Royal Infirmary to mark the occasion. They brought with them a special celebration cake, baked especially for the occasion by local Hull baker, Joe Duffill. Ian Williams, TLC Coordinator, Yorkshire North & East Ridings, says: “We are proud to have presented our landmark 30,000th TLC Teddy to staff at Hull Royal Infirmary. “For 10 years, TLC has supported…
On Sunday 20th November 2016, Denis Kelly, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, presented Victoria Wilson, Home Manager at the RMBI Home at Connaught Court, York, with a cheque for £5,000 from The Provincial Grand Charity of Yorkshire North & East Ridings.The presentation was made during the Annual General Meeting of the Association of the Friends of Connaught Court (AOFOCC).The grant is to be used for the purchase of some ‘Rempods’ in the Dementia Suite plus some flooring modifications. ‘Rempods’ which are also referred to as ‘pop ups’ are boards that are placed within rooms to change the general appearance so as…
FREEMASONS from across the York area have raised £16,752 for several local non-Masonic charities. Since the function first began in 2009 over £250,000 have been donated to local non-Masonic charities.The Freemasons were delighted and honoured to have as their guests the Sheriff of York, Mr Jonathan Tyler, The Sheriff’s Lady, Mrs Brenda Tyler and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W. Bro. Stephen Robinson.The nine lodges supporting the function were: York Lodge – The Lodge of St. Germain – Alcuin Lodge – Francis Drake of York Lodge – Minster Lodge - Agricola Lodge – Old Peterite Lodge – Concord Lodge –…
When the Hull and Holderness Riding for the Disabled Centre was in need of some new kit, the De La Pole Lodge were more than happy to help out. Along with the Provincial Grand Charity, a cheque totalling £925 was recently presented to Dawn Pockley Treasurer of the Centre.  Dawn, seen here receiving the cheque from Peter Spencer the Charity Steward of the De La Pole Lodge  thanked the Lodge and the Provincial Grand Charity for their generous donation, and said that the money will buy much needed equipment for the centre.
Despite it being dull and overcast, on the morning of 13th October 2016 105 people found their way to The Parsonage Hotel at Escrick, York for the 18th Annual Charities Information Day. This was a special meeting as the Provincial Grand Charity was for the first time holding its AGM away from the Annual Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting. The delegates were mainly Almoners (41) and Charity Stewards (33) together with Charity Trustees, speakers and members of the Charity.The meeting was opened with a short presentation by Nigel Weightman, Chairman of The Provincial Grand Charity. This was followed by words of…
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