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The members of Woolmer Forest Lodge, who meet at the Bordon Masonic Centre , held a White Table evening on Wed. 26th March when local charities were presented with cheques.


At every masonic meeting there is a raffle and the money raised is distributed every year to local charities.

Masons do not collect money from the public – all their charity giving comes from their own pockets. In fact, after the National Lottery, Freemasons are one of the largest supporters of non-masonic charities in the UK.

When recently there was an appeal for funds to help feed starving children in East Africa the Masonic Charitable Foundation immediately gave £100,000 to Plan International, to help them provide food packages, water purification and hygiene kits.

 

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 The current Woolmer Forest Worship Master, Will Dow, is pictured presenting cheques to, Jane Kincaid (Project co-ordinator) with Kirsty and Mark from Friends Forever who are based in Kingsley, set up to help disabled people make friends and participate in many varied social based activities.

 

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 Sean and Brea O’Neill ; to help towards paying for specialised treatment for their son Toby, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and has suffered a stroke affecting the left side of his body , particularly the use of his left arm.

 

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 Emma Marbrook, co-ordinator from Homestart Weywater, who provide friendship and support to local parents finding it difficult to cope.

 

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Freemason Peter James who collected a cheque for the Crohns & Colitis Charity (he has a great niece with this disease).