On Friday 23 March, Steve Acton and Graham Dearing were interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio to talk about the role of the Community First Responder, and about Buckinghamshire Freemason's fundraising towards the vehicles to support this vital function.
Yearly Freemasons throughout the UK contribute very large sums of monies to support communities and groups who are in need. The contributions often benefit small charitably groups in a local community however collectively may also be due to a global catastrophe. The most important attribute of being a Freemason is having charity at heart, and giving selfishly to the betterment of others. The contributions made by the Buckinghamshire Masonic Fund, and the UGLE Masonic Charitable Foundation are the public face of these charitiable activities.
In Buckinghamshire, a contribution was recently made to help in providing a Community First Responder vehicle and the BBC's 3 Counties Radio (BBC 3CR) interviewed Buckinghamshire Masons to learn more of the gift, and of Freemasonry.
We're pleased to be able to share the recordings below to help others understand how charitable gifts are benefiting the wider Buckinghamshire community.
Steve Acton is a Community First Responder, you can listen to his interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05yrkh2#playt=01h18m20s
Graham Dearing is an Assistant Provincial Grand Master, and you can listen to Graham here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05yrkh2#playt=01h24m03s
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