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Charity Stewards Report June 2017


The Bordon Masonic Centre hosted a Tercentenary Charity Event on 12th June where 26, mainly local Charities and Organisations, were supported by the 15 Lodges who meet at the Alton, Bordon and Petersfield Centres.
Our WM, W Bro Will Dow, presented representative cheques to three of the Charities we have supported this year.

Homestart Weywater.. We donated £500 earlier this year and also presented a cheque for £500 as a result of a successful application to the Tom Langton Fund.
Friends Forever .. We donated £500 to them at our April White Table Meeting.
The Downs Syndrome Association.. £700.00, the proceeds of the raffle from our Ladies Night in May.

The total donated by the Lodges to the Charities during the evening was just under £18,000, a fantastic amount which the Charities were really delighted to receive.
Besides showing our Charitable support, the Event helped the Charity representatives and other non-Masons present, understand a little more about our organisation and our aims. So many said they had no idea how much we do for the local and wider community and went away with a much better understanding and opinion of Freemasonry.
Photos taken during the evening and at the Farnborough Tercentenary Charity Event can be viewed at:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/hantsmasonne/albums

Woolmer Forest Lodge again had a stall at the Shannon Court Garden Party, last Sunday. A big thank you to the Sharkey children for wrapping up all the empty wine bottles and to all of you who donated full bottles.
The stall was very ably managed, mainly by our newest member, Bro Jim Harper and his wife Alison and raised a magnificent £167.00 for Shannon Court .

On the day prior to the Shannon Court Garden Party, the Province held the Marwell Zoo Family Fun Day, attended by 2500 Masons, family and friends. A very enjoyable afternoon and evening was had and it was lovely to see the children from Riding for the Disabled , some of whom were sponsored by the donation we made to enable them to attend.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your continued support, which, through your generosity at Lodge raffles and social events, enables us to make donations to Charities and to organisations such as Riding for the Disabled.

W Bro Steve Russell
Charity Steward