Yorkshire Freemasons help Scouts blow their trumpets

Yorkshire Freemasons were represented again at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, and the weather couldn’t have been better. Freemasons from the Masonic Provinces of Yorkshire, North and East Riding, and Yorkshire, West Riding, spoke to hundreds of interested members of the public about Freemasonry, it’s history, and it’s place in today’s society.

On the first day of the Show representatives from the Dove House Hospice in Hull spent the day on the Stand, after having received a substantial donation from the Province of North and East Riding.

On Wednesday , Representatives from Horticare in Wakefield visited the stand and brought pictures of their new vehicle, which had only been delivered the day before. The purchase was only made possible thanks to a Major Grant of £16,000 from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund of Yorkshire, West Riding.

On the last day, representatives from the Queensbury Scout Band spent the day on the Stand (pictured) after receiving a Major Grant from the PGM’s Fund of £20,000. The Grant will be used to purchase new instruments and a vehicle. Scouting has had a long association with Freemasonry, in fact Baden-Powell was a Freemason.


Photo from Left to Right
Andrew Brown of Rokeby Lodge
David Pratt, Assistant Provincial Grand Master
Mrs Synthia Lightowler
Mr Peter Lightowler President of Bradford South District Scout Association
Mr Oliver Richardson, Band Leader of the Queensbury Scout Band
Mr Neill Smith Master of Rokeby Lodge

Posted in Charity News on August 5th, 2013 by David Clough

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