Freemasons Act To Help Flood Victims

Freemasons have given £10,000 to the Bradford Community Fund to help bring much needed relief to flood victims.

The money – which has been donated by The Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding and the Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons – comes on the back of similar donations to the Leeds Community Fund, the Calderdale Community Fund, and an extra £1,000 to Elland Community Hub, allowing it to rent a vehicle to distribute donated white goods.

At the height of the flooding many Masonic Halls were opened up to those requiring shelter and to provide food and drinks to those in need.

Roger Newhouse, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said: “I am extremely proud of the way in which we have been able to help and so quickly.

“Freemasons do care for each other but we also care for those that are suffering and in need, and it’s not always with money.”

He added: “Many Freemasons have given of their time and helped in their local communities to bring relief to those that were, and are, in distress.”


Welcome Relief! Pictured from left are Jim Steggles, Provincial Grand Master of the Order of Mark Master Masons; Dave Forrest, Director of the Bradford Community Fund; Roger Newhouse, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding and Jill Brook from the Bradford Community Fund.


Posted in Charity News on February 1st, 2016 by David Clough

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