The Heart of Bucks' Foundation, in conjunction with Buckinghamshire Freemasons, has been pleased to grant £40,000 to various Youth Social Projects in the County. Almost £5,000 of this went to Buckinghamshire Mind for use in helping to fund their Peer Support in Schools initiative.
The province of Dorset, as part of the tercentenary celebrations, organised for 200 children with their carers and group leaders to spend a week at Weymouth's Jurassic Coast Youth Adventure Park, the children were chosen and sponsored by 14 different provinces including Buckinghamshire.
Over the last few years Beaconsfield Freemasons have been holding a series of events for local carers, both young and old.
John Hubble, of Aylesbury, along with his wife, Doreen, was recently very pleased to present a cheque for £2,500 to Daniel Howard OBE, Chief Operating Officer of Medical Detection Dogs (MDD).
Denham Lodge, 5950, raised a fantastic £340 on the Grand National weekend of 8th April and members of Observatory Lodge, 6094, raised a further £190 during the summer recess.
The PSA testing initiative was started by Gordon Robertson, Provincial Grand Master, in 2015 and has proved to be a life saver; with a number of Masons and non-Masons tested having had life-saving operations in the last 12 months. A number of the Buckinghamsire Masonic Centres have run the tests and more than 1,200 men have been tested.
St Martin's Lodge, 2812, from Bletchley, recently held their annual fun day for the Milton Keynes Young Carers, giving them a much needed day off from their busy life and duties. Held at the Herons Lodge Centre in Great Holm over 150 people attended and had an afternoon of live music, barbecue, drinks, animal petting zoo, bingo and bouncy castles.
W.Bro David Durn, Secretary of Denham Green Lodge No: 9636 visited Michael Sobell House Hospice in Northwood, Middlesex on 11th July 2017 to present their Events and Community.
In keeping with their commitment to provide carers in the Beaconsfield area with time off to enjoy themselves away from their daily responsibilities, on June 1st the Beaconsfield Freemasonry in the Community Committee took a group of young carers for a day out at Road Farm, Great Missenden to try their hand at clay pigeon shooting.
On Sunday 7th May Buckinghamshire Freemasons held a cheque presentation evening at the Aylesbury Masonic Centre on Ripon Street when they gave away more than £125,000 to local and national charities and good causes.
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