Â£300,000 given away to local charities
Freemasons from Newcastle in the south, Haltwhistle in the west, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in the east and Berwick in the north are looking forward to celebrating the organisation's 300th birthday this year.
To mark the tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England, many events will be held, including thanksgiving services, gala dinners and a teddy bear’s picnic to celebrate the Teddies for Loving Care appeal.
Charity is at the heart of Freemasonry and locally The Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland will be giving away £300,000 to local charities throughout 2017. The cash will help deserving projects by increasing the positive effect they have on people’s lives within the community.
There are 27 lodge buildings across North Tyneside and Northumberland. We are looking to donate money to charities close to each building so that we can really make a positive impact on local projects and causes near to where Masonry takes place.
Anyone from a local charity who would like to be considered for a donation can apply at www.northumberlandmasons.org.uk Nationally, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity is dedicated to helping people in need and has donated over £100million since 1980.
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