Yorkshire, West Riding, donates over £223,500 during 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

John Clayton, Provincial Grand Master of Yorkshire, West Riding: ‘In the last 25 years the Province has given almost £3 million to support local non-masonic causes. Not a penny of that money came from the general public; it was all donated by members of the Province, their families and their friends.’

Local Freemasons donate over £223,500 during 2012 to Community Groups and Organisations to Mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

During the course of 2012, local community groups and organisations have benefited from grants totalling over £223,500, given by the Freemasons in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The grants have ranged from £100 to provide new crockery for a residents’ association in Holmfirth, to £30,000 given to a special needs school in Rastrick to enable them to complete their new hydrotherapy pool. A total of 149 grants have been made to applicants from throughout the Province covering West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire.

Speaking shortly after the final grants had been approved, John Clayton, Provincial Grand Master of Yorkshire, West Riding, said: ‘This last group of grants completes our work during the year to mark this very special occasion, the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign and afford help to those who work tirelessly for their own communities.

‘We wish the organisations who have received our grants all the best in their endeavours. I am always impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication with which they approach their work for the community. We hope that our financial support will go some way to assist them in that work.

‘In the last 25 years the Province has given almost £3 million to support local non-masonic causes. Not a penny of that money came from the general public; it was all donated by members of the Province, their families and their friends.’

Source: Freemasonry Today


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Victoria Lodge presentation of £1,000 grant to Leeds Mencap Junior Youth Club

Pictured with Bro Ralph Lennard (Secretary) and W Bro Dinzie Archibald (WM) of Victoria Lodge 2669 are Nicola Goldberg, Louise Palin and Jacqui Driscoll of the Leeds Mencap Junior Youth Club at the recent presentation of a cheque for £1,000 from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Masonic Grants to fund an  adventure weekend at the Calvert Trust.

In April 20 members of the JYC group are being taken to the Calvert Trust in
the Lake District for a weekend. The Trust enables people with disabilities
to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the
countryside. The benefits and enjoyment of the activities will be offered
to all, irrespective of ability. These benefits include the enrichment in
the life of each individual through adventure and personal achievement.
They will also have the chance to enjoy the countryside and recreational
opportunities that can be transferred into everyday living.

Mencap, as a whole, provide a range of services and activities to improve
the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning
disability, along with their families and carers. The Junior Youth Club is
a particular group aimed at 14-18 year old’s and offers a fun, relaxed, safe
place for teenagers with additional needs to meet and socialise with their
peers. Their aims are to improve social skills and independence and take
part in a range of activities ranging from bowling, discos and their own
fundraising.


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Harrogate Hospital Radio benefits from Queen’s Diamond Jubilee grants

Thanks to a grant of £9,000, Harrogate Hospital Radio – a charity which first took to the airwaves in 1977 – has been able to refurbish its off-air studio with a state-of-the art mixing desk and associated furniture.

Provincial Grand Master John Clayton ‘took to the air’ during a recent visit, the radio station being just one of the charities to benefit from the £223,500 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee grants.

Please read the full article on the Freemasonry Today web site:

http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/news/lodges-chapters-a-individuals/item/837-harrogate-hospital-radio-charity-queen-s-diamond-jubilee-grants

 


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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Masonic Grants to December 2012

Beneficiary Cause Grant Location
Roundway Tenants & Residents Association Part Cost of New Crockery £100 Holmfirth
Charles St Community Centre Radio Receivers and Microphones £100 Mexborough
Parson Cross Community Development Forum Contribution to Therapeutic Art Class £100 Sheffield
Millhouse Junior and Infant School Part Cost of New PA System for Choir Concerts £250 Barnsley
Penistone Ladies Choir Part Cost of New Electronic Keyboard £250 Barnsley
Holmfirth Town Football Club Contribution to Under 10’s & 11’s Equipment £250 Holmfirth
Huddersfield Heart Start Cardiac Trainer £250 Huddersfield
Blenheim Court Care Centre Donation for Outings £250 Sheffield
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum Part Cost of Computer & Software £250 Sheffield
Todmorden Talking Newspaper Memory Sticks £250 Todmorden
Kirkheaton United Church Part Cost of Portable IT Equipment £300 Huddersfield
Wilf Ward Family Trust Contribution to New Kitchen Equipment £300 Leeds
Castleford Male Voice Choir Wish List £300 Pontefract
ARC National Charity in Sheffield Part Funding to set up Sheffield Base £300 Sheffield
Batley Drop In New TV £400 Batley
Idle and Thackley Theatre Group Part Cost of New Stage Lighting £400 Bradford
St. Joseph’s Court Leopold & West Garth Residents Association Financial Help with Coach Hire £400 Dinnington
Sight Airedale Purchase of demonstration items £400 Ilkley
Illingworth Amateur Rugby League Club Kit for Under 8’s and 9’sTeams £400 Illingworth
Armed Forces Bikers Forum Purchase of Equipment £400 Leeds
Boroughbridge & District Community Care Photocopier and Desk £400 Ripon
The Royal British Legion (Band) Skipton Band Instruments £400 Skipton
Appletreewick Village Hall Contribution for kitchen upgrade £500 Appletreewick
North Gawber Colliery Football Club Contribution to Kit and Equipment £500 Barnsley
Razzmatazz Part Cost of Sound System £500 Barnsley
Sewing Club @ The Miners Sewing Machines £500 Barnsley
Barnsley Branch of the MS Society Part Cost of Replacement of Computer and Printer £500 Barnsley
Pippa Jones Little Treasure Trust Purchase Activity Bags £500 Barnsley
Bingley Bell ringers. Part Cost of Restoration of 25 Bells £500 Bingley
Eccleshill Youth and Community Association Materials for Men@ Eccy Meccy and the Phoenix Art Club £500 Bradford
Bolton Woods Junior Football Team Under 9’s Training Kit £500 Bradford
Bradford Sea Cadets Part Cost of Equipment for New Boat £500 Bradford
Dewsbury Detachment Army Cadet Force Smart Boards and Projectors £500 Dewsbury
9th Doncaster Scout Group Part Cost of Extension to HQ in Doncaster £500 Doncaster
Doncaster Life Pregnancy Care Centre Contribution for Equipment £500 Doncaster
23 Squadron (South Elmsall) Air Training Replacement Printer £500 Doncaster
Mediquip for Kids To Complete Art Work at Calderdale Royal Hospital £500 Halifax
Almscliffe Tennis & Bowling Club Contribution to Bowling Green Machinery £500 Harrogate
Open Country Part Cost of Allotment Equipment and Tools £500 Harrogate
Heckmondwike Town Junior Football Club Under 12’s Football Kit & Training Equipment £500 Heckmondwike
Holmbridge Cricket Club Equipment from Wish List £500 Holmfirth
Lydgate Special School Part Cost of Holiday Equipment £500 Holmfirth
Holmbridge pre School Holmfirth Contribution to Renovate Snack Area. £500 Holmfirth
Home Start, Young Mums Equipment £500 Huddersfield
Kirkheaton Scouts and Guides Contribution to New Windows for Scout Premises £500 Huddersfield
Newsome Panthers ARLFC Part Cost of New Kitchen £500 Huddersfield
Cononley Village Institute Contribution to Fire Retardant Curtains £500 Keighley
Forest Special School Part Cost of Gardening Equipment and Materials £500 Knaresborough
Charity MAKOR Leeds Jewish International Performing Arts Festival £500 Leeds
OPAL Contribution to Mini Bus Hire for Shopping £500 Leeds
Aireborough Voluntary Services Part Cost of Computer & Software £500 Otley
Assoc. of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Part Cost of Educational Weekend £500 Otley
Oxspring Community Group Community Internet access. £500 Oxspring
Penistone Footpath Runners and Athletic Club Equipment for the Junior Section £500 Penistone
Penistone Players The Purchase of Lighting and Sound System £500 Penistone
Lock Lane under 10’s AFC New Strip for Under 10’s Team £500 Pontefract
Pontefract Choral Society Purchase and Hire of Music £500 Pontefract
Carers’ Resource New Equipment £500 Ripon
Ripon YMCA Grant towards Portable Stage Lighting £500 Ripon
1st Bishop Monkton Beaver Scouts Waterproof tents and catering equipment £500 Ripon
Rotherham District Explorer Scouts Equipment for all weather Camping £500 Rotherham
Rotherham Freeliners Angling Association Equipment £500 Rotherham
St. Peters Church Thrybergh Redevelopment Room into Meeting Room £500 Rotherham
Whiston Junior and infant School Friends Association Part Cost of Out Door Play Area and Equipment £500 Rotherham
Wickersley Christian Institute Bowling Club Equipment for Upkeep of Green £500 Rotherham
Rotherham University of the Third Age Purchase projector and screen £500 Rotherham
393 Club Mess Tent for Annual Summer Camp in August £500 Sheffield
Languages Sheffield Contribution to Newsletter & Website Production £500 Sheffield
Sheffield Scout Sailing To Replace Safety Equipment £500 Sheffield
150th Sheffield Scout Group Part Cost of Climbing Equipment £500 Sheffield
Thorncliffe Bowling Club Part Cost of Purchase an Industrial Mower £500 Sheffield
Creative Potters Past Cost of Consumables for Pottery Group. £500 Sheffield
299 Boxing Club Part Cost of Equipment £500 Wakefield
14th Crossgates Methodist Cub Pack Replace Tents and Dining Tables £600 Leeds
Dearne Playhouse Replace Obsolete Lighting £600 Rotherham
Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Part Cost of Improvement to the Corrals £600 Wakefield
Guiseley in Bloom (Queen’s Diamond Jubilee) Part Cost of Six Commemorative Trees £650 Leeds
City of Sheffield Brass Band Repairs and New Equipment £650 Sheffield
Hall Green United Juniors New Goal Posts £700 Wakefield
Bradford Beekeepers Association Equipment to Establish a Teaching Apiary £750 Bradford
The Big Swing Part Cost of Equipment £750 Bradford
British Wado-Ryu Karate Union Part Cost of Practice Mats £750 Doncaster
Addingham Civic Society Football Field & Playground £750 Ilkley
8th Keighley Scout Group Purchase Two Tents £750 Keighley
Rotherham Town under 11 Football team Kit and Equipment £750 Rotherham
Saddleworth School Angling Club Restock Fish £750 Saddleworth
Pro Socker Pumas Under 15’s New Kit for Under 15’s Team £750 Sheffield
St Andrews Child Contact Centre Purchase of Settees £750 Sheffield
Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool New Defibrillator £750 Tadcaster
Ivanhoe Centre Conisborough CCTV System £775 Conisborough
Knottingley Concert Brass Band Replacement Trailer £800 Knottingley
Holy Trinity Primary School Equipment for a Child £800 Ossett
The Samaritans Rotherham Two Easy Chairs £800 Rotherham
Parson House Outdoor Pursuits Centre Donation to Mini Bus £800 Sheffield
Northridge Community School Purchase Specialist Play Equipment £850 Doncaster
The Principle Trust Part Cost of Decking and Ramp for Wheelchairs £1,000 Baildon
Dearne Big Band & Barnsley Youth Jazz Assoc. Part Cost of Musical Instruments £1,000 Barnsley
Friends of Judy Woods Protective Clothing for Volunteers £1,000 Bradford
Diamond Jubilee Legacy Project Part Cost of Materials £1,000 Bradford
Dewsbury Collegians Repainting of Rehearsal Rooms £1,000 Dewsbury
Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels Contribution to Sound System (Community List) £1,000 Dewsbury
J.A.S.P. Pupil Referral Unit Short Break Holidays £1,000 Doncaster
Gildersome Sports Club Contribution to New Junior Football Pitch £1,000 Gildersome
The Maurice Jagger Centre Part Cost of New Mini Bus £1,000 Halifax
Halifax Swimming Club New Competition Starting Block and Computer £1,000 Halifax
Burton Leonard Playground Appeal Part Cost of Playground Equipment £1,000 Harrogate
Honley Cricket Club Part Cost of New Artificial Wicket £1,000 Honley
Castle Hill School Part Cost of Acheeva Learning Station £1,000 Huddersfield
Duke of Edinburgh’s awards Trust Replacement van £1,000 Huddersfield
Huddersfield Deaf Centre Part Cost of Replacement Stair Lift £1,000 Huddersfield
Idle Juniors Football Club Kit and Safety Folding Goal Posts £1,000 Idle
Farsley Fairfield Primary School Towards Works £1,000 Leeds
Farsley Farfield Primary School Donation to Mini Bus £1,000 Leeds
Ripon Citizens Advice Refurbishment and New IT Equipment £1,000 Ripon
Newman School Part Cost of Portable Stage £1,000 Rotherham
Rawmarsh Children’s Centre Development of a Play Area £1,000 Rotherham
United M ulti Cultural Centre, Eastwood Part Cost of Adventure Playground £1,000 Rotherham
Roundabout Sponsoring a Room £1,000 Sheffield
Todmorden in Bloom Replace Benches £1,000 Todmorden
Wakefield District Sight Aid The Purchase Equipment £1,000 Wakefield
Newton Hill Cricket Club Junior Section Purchase Training Equipment £1,000 Wakefield
Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Unit – St. James’s Hospital Hiring Disabled Lodges for a Weekend Retreat £1,200 Leeds
N. & W. Yorks. Assoc. for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Hold a workshop for Families with Children under Nine £1,200 Leeds
Royal British Legion, Calverley Branch Assistance with new Greenhouse at Lister House Ripon £1,250 Ripon
Weekend Care Wish List £1,500 Elland
Disability Partnership Calderdale Specialised IT Equipment for Visually impaired £1,500 Halifax
Huddersfield Community Responders Purchase Defibrillators £1,500 Huddersfield
Holly Bank Trust School New Television’s £1,500 Mirfield
Sheffield Manor Lodge Part Cost of Restoration and Repairs £1,500 Sheffiled
Knaresborough Community 1st Responders Equipment £1,800 Knaresborough
Throstle Nest Riding for the Disabled Ongoing Improvements to Facilities in Arena £2,000 Batley
Bingley Little Theatre The Purchase of Equipment £2,000 Bingley
Doncaster School for the Deaf Purchase Playground Equipment £2,000 Doncaster
Halifax Street Angels Part Cost of Furnishing and Equipment for Café £2,000 Halifax
Gladiator Boxing Academy Equipment £2,000 Huddersfield
Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Equipment £2,000 Ilkley
BARCA Youth Project in Bramley and Armley Equipment for STEPS Children in Need Project £2,000 Leeds
Waves Day Care Centre Funding for Development £2,500 Slaithwaite
Spen Valley Scouting Towards Works £5,000 Gomersal
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Champion House Pudsey Grant towards disabled sensory bath unit £5,000 Pudsey
Norfolk Park School for Children with Special Needs Special Needs Equipment £5,000 Sheffield
Burnsall Village Hall New Window and Stage Curtains £5,000 Skipton
Special Needs Objective Outreach Project (SNOOP) Multi Sensory Room £9,000 Bradford
Harrogate Hospital Radio, The Patients Channel Replacement of Studio Desks £9,000 Harrogate
Firefly Express Cancer Awareness and Support Foundation Introduction of Second Mini Bus £10,000 Doncaster
Rotherham Women’s Refuge Garden Equipment and Bicycles £10,000 Rotherham
Colne Valley Museum Reception Shop and Café Area £12,000 Huddersfield
Hepworth Brass Band Purchase of new Instruments £20,000 Huddersfield
Highbury School, Rastrick Improvement of School Hydrotherapy Pool £30,000 Rastrick
TOTAL GRANTS TO DECEMBER 2012 £223,525

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Local Freemasons Donate Over £223,500 During 2012 To Community Groups and Organisations to Mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

During the course of 2012, local community groups and organisations have benefited from grants totalling over £223,500, given by the Freemasons in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The grants have ranged from £100 to provide new crockery for a residents association in Holmfirth, to £30,000 given to a special needs school in Rastrick to enable them to complete their new Hydrotherapy Pool. A total of 149 grants have been made to applicants from throughout the Province covering West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire.

Speaking shortly after the final grants had been approved, John K Clayton, Provincial Grand Master of Yorkshire, West Riding, said: “This last group of grants completes our work during the year to mark this very special occasion, the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign and afford help to those who work tirelessly for their own communities.

“We wish the organisations who have received our grants all the best in their endeavours. I am always impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication with which they approach their work for the community. We hope that our financial support will go some way to assist them in that work.

“In the last 25 years the Province has given almost £3 million to support local non-Masonic causes. Not a penny of that money came from the general public; it was all donated by members of the Province, their families and their friends.”


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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Masonic Grants to September 2012

Please see attachment for Grant List to September 2012.


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Freemasons’ donation plays dividends for deaf school

Doncaster School for the Deaf has new playground equipment, thanks to a donation from local Freemasons.

The school was awarded £2,000 to help pay for the equipment by the Masonic Province of Yorkshire West Riding as part of the organisation’s charitable celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Pupils and staff presented Les Agar, Worshipful Master of the Hall Cross Lodge in Doncaster, with a thank you card when he paid a visit to the school.

Deputy Head Teacher at the Doncaster School for the Deaf Jane Goodman said: “We are very grateful to the Freemasons for their donation. The new playground equipment will be a valuable resource in providing the children with an opportunity to develop their play skills and general physical coordination, so it is really appreciated.”

The donation forms part of the Freemasons’ Diamond Jubilee Masonic Grants, a fund of more than £150,000 awarded to various causes across the Province.

Doncaster School for the Deaf, situated in Leger Way, provides specialist education to pupils from ages four to nineteen, who can also choose to live on campus. The Olympic Torch stopped at the school last month as it was carried through Doncaster.

Doncaster School for the Deaf - Photo 3


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A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Masonic Grant to the Rescue

The Dales are most fortunate in having three Mountain Rescue Teams always on standbye to rescue people in difficulties both above and below ground  The teams are all manned by volunteers and they do all this vital work without any formal funding . The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Team based in Grassington came to the attention of some of Olicana Lodge local members when it was announced that this years Broughton Game Show had to be cancelled due to clashing with the Olympic Torch passing through the area – the show has provided a third of the team’s annual income over some 30 years -it costs £35,000 each year just to keep the team going

Faced with this huge hole in their finances the team has had to shelve raising funds for much needed replacement equipment to concentrate on funding their day to day running costs  Step foward Olicana Lodge in Ilkley who obtained  funding for a state of the art titanium stretcher at a cost of £2,000.  Team Chairman Ian Hook was delighted to receive the cheque from this year’s Worshipful Master John Bray and Steve Walker ”  We didnt expect to manage anything from our ‘wish list’ for some time so for the Olicana Lodge to successfully apply to the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund to purchase a stretcher was just wonderful . These titanium stretchers are extremely lightweight weighing less than half of a standard stainless steel model which were of course hard going carrying for extended periods .We are most grateful to the Lodge for thinking of us”

Their website is well worth a visit – www.uwfra.org.uk


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Message from Her Majesty The Queen

The Provincial Grand Master has received the following message from Her Majesty The Queen following the Loyal Address sent to her from the meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge on 8 May 2012.

hmq


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