Women’s refuges becomes priority issue for Freemasons

Authored by Mary

In November 2013, 19-year-old Amelia Arnold, the mother of an 11-month-old baby, was murdered by her partner. Her father Laurence Arnold, who is a Sussex Freemason, said: "I lost my daughter seven years ago. She was 19 years old, had a small child and was in a troubled relationship. I wish she’d had the support that a women's refuge can provide. If she had, she might be alive today."...

Freemasons light the way with £10,560

Authored by News Desk

The Devonshire Freemasons have recently made a grant of £10,560 to the Eddystone Trust in recognition of the extra costs and increased difficulties they have encountered during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Eddystone Trust is an independent charity that has been operating across the southwest for nearly 30 years. They deliver a range of services to people that loosely comes under the...

Freemasons help The Samaritans

Authored by Mary

At a recent meeting held at a socially acceptable distance in the shadow of Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe, Peter Keaty the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Devonshire Freemasons presented Norman Holmes, Director of the Plymouth Samaritans with a cheque and certificate for £5000 to help them through this difficult time, with more pressure on their services being required than would...

Devon Freemasons give £25,000 support to local charities and organisations

Authored by Mary

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from all around Devon meet to support local organisations and charities who are require financial assistance, amongst those included are Schools, Youth Centres and locally based charities including Hospices, Hospital Services and Cancer Charities. This year sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to meet in the usual manner to distribute the...

Salem Masonic Lodge Keep the Cadets in the Air

Authored by Mary

Just prior to the Coronavirus lockdown, at a parade of the 2401 (Dawlish School) Squadron ATC, W Bro Frank Waister the Charity Steward and W Bro Noel Nickless, the Worshipful Master, presented a cheque for £250 to Flight Lieutenant Charlotte Bagnall, Officer Commanding, 2401 Squadron ATC on behalf of Salem Masonic Lodge. This contribution was to help fund new training equipment for the Cadets...

Children’s Hospice South West given £940 by the Freemasons of Devonshire 

Authored by Mary

Children’s hospice South West’s Little Bridge House hospice has been chosen to receive a grant of £940 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Devonshire Freemasons.

The grant comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), and will be used to help provide respite care and support for the children and their families at the hospice in Fremington, Barnstaple, North Devon.


Freemasons donate £1,385 to North Devon Hospice

Authored by Mary

This year the Freemasons, as part of their annual support of Hospices throughout the country Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Devonshire W. Bro. Charles Yelland presented a certificate denoting the £1385 given by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation to Kate Kilburn of the North Devon Hospice, Barnstaple.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation will give...

Freemasons make Trekkers Day

Authored by Mike Page

Hauley Masonic Chapter of Dartmouth chose Dart Trekkers as a local organisation to support by donating £500 which will allow young people in Dartmouth to experience outdoor activities and training, which will eventually enable them to take part in the Ten Tors Race on Dartmoor. Some of this donation is already earmarked for training in the Brecon Beacons in February.

Terri Walker one...

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth Granted £1155 by the Freemasons

Authored by Mary

Emily Paton of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth can be seen here receiving a certificate celebrating the grant of £1155 donated by the Freemasons of Devonshire presented by V. W. Bro Nicholas Ball, Deputy Provincial Grand Master.

This is part of the annual donation made by the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable foundation who this year have given £7,635 to seven hospices in...

Southern African food crisis victims receive £50,000 from Devonshire Freemasons

Authored by News Desk

Thousands of people at risk of starvation in Southern Africa will be receiving emergency food packs and urgent humanitarian assistance, thanks to a grant of £50,000 from Devonshire Freemasons to Plan International UK.

An estimated 45 million people across Southern Africa are likely to be affected by record high temperatures and low rainfall, which has led to the worst drought for 35...


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