Local Masons help with Village Hall Kitchen
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Appletreewick Village Hall Committee, Roger Newhouse of Craven Masonic Lodge in Skipton was delighted to present them with a cheque for £500 towards new kitchen equipment. The grant was made by West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd through the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, which annually distributes around £250,000 to non-Masonic good causes throughout the Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding.
The Charity Steward of Craven Lodge, Chris Fawcett, was also in attendance. Chris is currently the person responsible for processing grant applications from the Lodge to the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund for consideration.
Later this month another presentation will be made to Cononley Village Hall. Again Craven Lodge successfully applied for a grant of £500 from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund towards fireproof curtains for the Hall.
Roger Newhouse, who is also currently Chairman Elect of West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd, said at Appletreewick how pleased he was to be able to present the cheque at their AGM and congratulated the Committee on the excellent job they have done in refurbishing the Village Hall. He also commented on the many recent donations made to help other local good causes, for example the recent grant of £5000 to Burnsall Village Hall, £2000 to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and £30,000 to Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation.
Patrick Walker of the Appletreewick Village Hall Committee thanked the Freemasons for their generosity and extended an invitation to Messrs Newhouse and Fawcett to return and inspect the new Kitchen, once it had been installed.
The photograph shows Roger Newhouse, surrounded by Members of the Village Hall Committee presenting Patrick Walker with a plaque showing that the Hall had been supported by the Freemasons of Yorkshire, West Riding, which will be displayed in the Hall.
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