Ashton and Mossley Freemason's had a Charity Giving Evening at Audenshaw Masonic Club Stanley House. In attendance was the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Phillip Fitzpatrick, and the head of freemasonry of East Lancashire, Sir David, and Lady Ruth Trippier. Many cheques were given out by the various lodges which totalled £40,774 to many charities on the night.
Alan Fish, District Adviser, received a cheque for £100 on behalf of North Tameside Scouts, District Network Scout Commissioner, Charlotte Bird as she was away on a Scout conference at the University of Warwick. The donation was to support her to attend the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland along with about 1,500 other Scouts from 58 countries.Read more of this article
This years Moot is themed 'Change' and is to strike awareness of the issues that the world is facing regarding the environment, and what Scouts can do to minimise pollution of the land, water and air. Charlotte will encourage people, not just Scouts, to use water sparingly and prevent waste of water, food, natural resources and damage to our natural environments.
Linnet Clough Scout Camp received a cheque for £100 towards its new climbing wall.
Over the last 10 years the Freemasons have raised £500,000 for communities and charities.
The Ashton and Mossley Freemasons Grand Lodge of England celebrates it's 300th year's birthday this year and they are having a Tercentenary at Ashton Masonic Hall, Jowett's Walk, Ashton OL7 0BB on 16 July. This is to showcase what they do and for community groups to show what they do at the community fair outside. If you would like to find out more about Freemasonry and the day contact Mr Ian Screen, Ormonde House, Ormonde Street, Ashton, OL6 8JQ.Reduce