The Freemasons of Bedfordshire recently presented 49 different charities with donations totalling £72,061.
Lodge members from across the county raised the funds over the past 12 months and gave it to charities and good causes such as Diabetes UK, Cancer Research UK, Bedfordshire Games, Keech Hospice Care, Help The Heroes, Autism Bedfordshire, Alzhiemers UK, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedford Hospital, Midshires Search and Rescue, Bedfordshire Scouts and Sue Ryder.
Each of the charities were presented with their cheques by the representatives from the Supporting Lodges or the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Bedfordshire, Michael Sawyer, who said: “All the money that we raise comes from Freemasons themselves and it gives them great pleasure to be able to contribute to these charities and the wonderful work that they do”.
There are 1,720 Freemasons in Bedfordshire who meet at Masonic Halls in Dunsbale Bedford, Luton, Biggleswade, Ampthill, and Leighton Buzzard.
Nationally more than 200,000 Freemasons and their families enjoy the fellowship and fun offered by this global fraternity.