Lowick pupils join Masons for a teddy bears' picnic

A themed teddy bears' picnic was held for schoolchildren from region at The Alnwick Garden as part of Northumberland Freemasons' tercentenary celebrations.

Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 08:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 12:34 pm
Ian Craigs, Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland, with Marcel, eight, and Odin, five, from Barndale House School.

The initiative, hosted by Masonic charity, Teddies for Loving Care (TLC), saw more than 200 pupils enjoy a teddy-bear trail, a picnic box, entertainment by colourful fairy-tale characters and, of course, the obligatory teddy bear was given to every child.

The picnic was coordinated by Freemason Dennis Frazer, assisted by several members of Masonic Lodges and Northumberland Scouts.

“It’s been a great day for the children with fine weather and lots of fun,” Dennis said. “We’ve given each child a teddy as a reminder of their day out.”

The schools that attended were Barndale House School, Alnwick; Lowick First School; Shanklea Primary School, Cramlington; Hexham Priory School; Collingwood School and Media Art College, Morpeth; and Hadrian School, Newcastle.

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Pictured is Ian Craigs, Provincial Grand Master of Northumberland, with Marcel, eight, and Odin, five, from Barndale House School.