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Sun, 2nd April 2017

Encouraging the Lincoln 10k runners

Encouraging the Lincoln 10k runners

Lincolnshire Hospital Band encouraging this years Lincoln 10k runners outside the Lincoln Masonic Centre on the 2nd April 2017.

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Fri, 17th March 2017

Masonic Charitable Foundation donates £100,000 to East Africa food crisis appeal

Masonic Charitable Foundation donates £100,000 to East Africa food crisis appeal

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Across Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, over 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. The Masonic Charitable Foundation has been among the first to respond, making an emergency grant of £100,000 to Plan International.

Drought, disease, conflict and displacement in the region have led to the first declaration of famine anywhere in the world in over six years and the UN has warned that the world is now facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Our £100,000 grant will help Plan International to provide lifesaving support to over 970,000 people in East Africa, focusing on supporting vulnerable children and their families. This donation will help them to distribute food packages, water purification and hygiene kits. They will also provide school meals to ensure children can resume their education, as well as ensuring vulnerable children are protected from violence and abuse.

Tanya Barron, Chief Executive of Plan International UK, said: 'We’re enormously grateful to the Freemasons for their very generous grant. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. This grant will help us reach affected children and their families with urgent support.'

With predictions of further poor rainfall coupled with pockets of rising conflict, the situation is likely to deteriorate. Due to the scale of this disaster, swift humanitarian assistance is essential and the Masonic Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting communities who have been affected.

David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation said: 'The crisis in East Africa is one of the worst we have seen in many years and funds are needed now to provide lifesaving support to those affected. The Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to be one of the first organisations to support this urgent appeal by providing a £100,000 grant to Plan International on behalf of Freemasons across England and Wales.'

Plan International UK is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which this week launched an East Africa Crisis appeal. The DEC is made up of 13 leading aid agencies who together are responding to the food crisis in the region.

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Wed, 1st March 2017

Nightingale Extension

Nightingale Extension

The Masonic Centre at Lincoln has had an extension to the Lodge Store Room. It has more than doubled the room size and has been completed in 6 weeks. Some before and after photographs.

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Mon, 20th February 2017

Building Works in Progress February 2017

Building Works in Progress February 2017

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Fri, 21st October 2016

Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Members of the Eight Lincoln Lodges got together at the Masonic Hall to present Cheques totalling £4,340 to various Charities in the Lincoln Area.

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The WM of Witham Lodge Chris Smith presented cheques to Lincolnshire IA representative Pam Bradley and to Norry Bell of Hykeham Sailability.

Ermine Lodge  WM Keith Jones presented a cheque to Ian Betts for the 1st Lincoln Boys Brigade who had some of its members present Elizabeth Coy, and Alex and Adam Coy.

St Hugh Lodge WM Andy Ham presented cheques to 3 Charities, the Lincoln Blind Society represented by Machaela Ardley, to Paul Pyram of Lincolnshire IA and to Ruth O’Melia of St Barnabas.

Welton Kofukan Karate Club representative Tracey Armer and Oasis Project organiser Christina Paul received cheques from Excalibur WM Dave Wicks.

On behalf of Paulinus Lodge Peter presented a cheque to Hugh Dutfield of the Salvation Army and Walter Stothard presented another to Helen Stothard-Holland of Lily’s Border Collie Lifeline.

Ashlar Lodge Member Steve Harrison gave a cheque to Veronica Wivell of Headway Lincolnshire.

Lindum Lodge WM Martin Huckle presented a cheque to LIVES represented by Nicky Silver and Simon Elday.

The National Association for Crohans & Colitis member Beverley Manson received a cheque from the WM of Minster Lodge Nev Williams and Lodge member Gordon Spurr gave a cheque to Neil Mellor of the 24th Lincoln (Saxilby) Scout Group.

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Tue, 13th September 2016

Latest Charity News

Latest Charity News

Extracts from GLE communications

Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF): Thanks to the generosity of Freemasons, nearly 4,500 people and over 70 Charities have benefited from £18.9 million in support.

How it Breaks Down:

During the last 12 months, we’ve been able to provide over £14.2 million in support of Masonic families experiencing a financial, health or family need.

Supporting young people with cancer in South East England: The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded a £75,738 grant to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. The grant will fund the salary of a Young People’s Community Worker based at Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey, to ensure that young people with cancer receive age-appropriate support throughout their cancer treatment and beyond.

The grant was marked by a visit by Ian Chandler, Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of Surrey. Ian was given a tour of the Ward by Lara Perkins, the Young People’s Community Worker funded by the grant.

£65,000 awarded to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries: The MCF has awarded £65,000 to INSPIRE Foundation to fund research which aims to improve the quality of life and independence of those living with spinal cord injuries. The project will be led by research scientist Sean Doherty who broke his neck in a mountain bikeaccident in 2008. Sean and his team hope to develop wearable stimulation devices to control the bladder and bowel as an alternative to pharmaceutical therapies. While the inability to walk is often considered the most challenging consequence of spinal cord injury, the loss of control of bladder and bowel is often the most difficult to manage, and can have a persistent and detrimental effect on health, welfare and quality of life.

Reducing Isolation for Blind and Partially sighted people: MCF awarded £40,000 to Living Paintings, a charity which runs over 250 book clubs for blind and partially sighted people.

£60,000 awarded to FareShare to ensure vulnerable people receive nutritious meals: The MCF has awarded £60,000 to FareShare to fund their work distributing surplus food to people in need in the West Midlands. The Foundation’s grant was presented by Warwickshire Freemason John Hayward and his wife, Linda, to FareShare West Midlands’ depot in Birmingham. The three-year grant will part-fund a warehouse manager at the Depot and will also help towards the cost of the Charity’s refrigerated vans. FareShare West Midlands redistributes a wide variety of good quality, in date food that has been diverted from waste, to more than 100 frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people across the region.

The following details have been extracted from the latest edition of the Charity quarterly reports up to 31st March 2016, which show the value of financial support made by the four central Masonic Charities, i.e. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and the Masonic Samaritan Fund.

These reports show the values of the grants and the number of beneficiaries for each charity by Province over the last 12 Months. It also shows the total value of the grants for a 5 years’ period to 31st December 2015:

Grand Charity
5 years to 31/12/15:
£309,070
Number of Beneficiaries: 120
12 Months to 31/03/16: £26,470
Number of beneficiaries: 11

RMTGB
5 years to 31/12/15: £5814,264
12 Months to 31/03/16: £66,848
Number of beneficiaries: 24

MSF
5 years to 31/12/15: £303,757
Recipients: 70
12 Months 31/03/16: £25,393
Recipients: 29

RMBI
5 years to 31/12/15: £174,628
12 Months to 31/03/16: £25,566
Total current beneficiaries:  3

The four Grand Charities in the last 12 Months have given out grants in Lincolnshire to a total of £147,277 with 67 Beneficiaries, and across all the Provinces £14,249,547 with 413 Beneficiaries.

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Sun, 24th July 2016

Minster Lodge BBQ

Minster Lodge BBQ

Members of Minster Lodge No 8702 with their families and friends enjoying a BBQ hosted by W.Bro Williams and his Lady.

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Thu, 19th May 2016

Minster Lodge Dining In Evening

Minster Lodge Dining In Evening

Following a regular lodge meeting on May 19th, Minster Lodge received members partners and guests in to the Temple to hear a lecture presented by W.Bro Graham Cadel and W.Bro John Hannam to explain the role and jewels of the Lodge officers. The evening proceeded with a dining-in festive board attended by members and their guests and concluded with a raffle in which monies for the Building Fund and the Lodge Benevolent Fund were raised.

The evening was a great success, welcomed and enjoyed by all who attended.

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Fri, 25th March 2016

W. Bro Tony Judge receives 60 Year Certificate in Freemasonry

W. Bro Tony Judge receives 60 Year Certificate in Freemasonry

W. Bro Richard Garn Assistant Provincial Grand Master presented a 60 year Certificate in Freemasonry to W. Bro Tony Judge at a Meeting of Ashlar Lodge in Lincoln.

W. Bro Judge was Initiated in the Lodge on 26th January 1956 and served as Master in 1994 and 2004. His Initiation took place at the old Masonic Rooms in Mint Street, Lincoln and at that time they carried meals across the road for the Festive Board from a nearby Restaurant. During his 60 years in Masonry he has seen many changes at Lincoln, the move to new Masonic premises at  the County Assembly Rooms and the move to the current Masonic Rooms at The Nightingale, Nettleham Road. Tony’s son Simon was Initiated into the Lodge in 1985, and as his Father was also a Freemason the family has had a constant presence in Freemasonry over a period of 80 years.

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W.Bro Tony Judge with his son W. Bro Simon Judge, the Worshipful Master Robert Baxter and the W. Bro Richard Garn Assistant Provincial Grand Master.

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Tony surrounded by Officers and members of the Lodge.

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Wed, 16th March 2016

Latest News from the Freemasonsí Grand Charity

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Extracts from GLE communications

On 3rd March 2016 the following was announced:

'The Freemasons’ Grand Charity have today awarded The Who Cares? Trust, £30,000 to fund our Care Advice Line Service for the coming year. This generous gift will enable us to continue offering advice and support to young people in care and care leavers across the UK. Natasha Finlayson, Chief Executive of the Who Cars? Trust, said:

“A call to the Care Advice Line might be the first step a young person takes towards getting the support they’re entitled to. We provide advice on things like how the care system works, their rights in and after care, and getting help with housing, debt, employment and education. Since it launched less than 6 months ago, we’ve had over 230 enquiries from across the UK. The Who Cares? Trust always works to give young people from care a voice and listens to what they need. This generous grant from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity will enable us to continue being there for young people, wherever they are and whenever they need us.”

On 14th March 2016 the following was announced:

Brain Research awarded £600k since 1990

"For this year’s Brain Awareness Week, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks back at the support Freemasons have provided to further research into brain related conditions. Since 1990, Masonic Charity has donated almost £600k to 12 brain research charities. Most of this financial support has been awarded to advance the diagnosis and treatments for brain related injuries, illnesses and tumours. Support has also been given to rehabilitation and support services operated by national charities."

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Thu, 18th February 2016

Latest News from the Freemasonsí Grand Charity

Latest News from the Freemasons’ Grand Charity

Extracts from GLE communication.

The Grand Charity has donated a total of £75,000 to flood relief in Lancashire and Yorkshire, I the wake of devastation caused by storms over the festive season. The donations will give continued support to individuals and families suffering as a result of flooding, and follow on from a £30,000 grant last month to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 and the Province of Cumberland and Westmorland.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity Supports University of East Anglia’s research with a grant of £100,000 to support prostate cancer research. This most recent grant will support part of an on-going study that was previously funded by the Grand Charity in 2011 and 2013 with grants of £50,000, bringing the total donated to this project up to an impressive £200,000. This previous research generated large amounts of data which, this recent grant, can now be analysed using sophisticated techniques to further develop and refine tests that aid diagnosis.

In addition to the above it was also announced on 12 February 2016, that ‘The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has donated grants totalling £666,500 to 17 charities as follows:

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11 charities have received grants totalling £644,000, as part of the Major Grants Scheme in support of Youth Opportunities and Vulnerable People.

Youth Opportunities – Barnardo’s: £25,000 to fund a project worker to support young people in North Tyneside; Girl-guiding: £28,000 to empower young women to learn about leadership and skills for life.

Support for Vulnerable People – British Red Cross: £50,000 to fund a Patient Transport Ambulance (PTA) in Somerset; Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Wales:
£13,500 to provide specialist therapy to children with cerebral palsy; Blind Veterans UK: £100,000 to help fund the cost of refurbishing disused outbuildings at Llandudno Rehabilitation and Training Centre; Cystic Fibrosis Trust: £250,000 to fund a pioneering patient-led care programme, for people aged 16-24 that are suffering from cystic fibrosis; English National Ballet: £30,000 to fund Parkinson’s, which helps people living with the condition to have a better quality of life; Missing People: £10,000 to fund the salary of a services supervisor, for the charity’s free 24 hours service team; NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children): £47,500 to help protect the mental health of children under the age of five, by working with either their biological or foster parents; RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People): £40,000 to fund the salary of a sight loss advisor at The Royal Hospital in West Sussex.

Minor Grants

Six charities have received a total of £22,500 as part of the Minor Grants Scheme, to help cover their core costs.

The Country Trust: £5,000: Aims to teach children from deprived areas of towns and cities; Amy & Friends Cockayne Syndrome Support: £1,000: Supports children and their families suffering from Cockayne Syndrome; AF Association: £2,500: Provides information, support and access treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AFT); Children’s Liver Disease Foundation: £4,000: Supports the needs of young people, up to the age of 25, affected by a childhood liver disease; Pilgrim Bandits: £5,000: Special Forces veterans use their training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full; Child Bereavement UK: £5,000: Charity supports families who have suffered bereavement and educates professionals.

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Fri, 4th December 2015

Wellchild Charity Receives a cheque from Freemasons

Wellchild Charity Receives a cheque from Freemasons

As part of the Grand Charity grant awards announced in October, £40, 000 was awarded to the charity WELLCHILD to fund a nurse for children with long-term and complex health conditions in the East Midlands. Brethren from 3 Provinces Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire attended Queen’s Medical Centre at Nottingham on the 3rd December to present the cheque to the Charity. Those attending Rt. W. Bro Philip Marshall PGM and W. Bro Roger Garrett Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Nottinghamshire, W. Bro Michael Hitchcock Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Derbyshire, W. Bro Peter Brooks Provincial Communications Officer and W. Bro Bruce Goodman Provincial Grand Charity Steward of Lincolnshire received an informative talk on WELLCHILD’s work from Jason Blackburn, Dr.David Thomas, Nurse Rachel Gregory and a tour round one of the Paediatric wards and see some of the Ventilation equipment in action. Also a very moving insight from Leanne (who lives near Lincoln) and her family into the how the Charity has helped her daughter Sophie to be at home and be as a family together. Sophie is a young child who suffers from Cerebral palsy from a premature birth problem and whose long term and complex health problems mean she needs medical support to breathe normally. You can see her moving story on YouTube

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On the photo collage you can see a copy of the thank you letter from Sophie’s twin sister Erica. It reads ‘To all of you People thank you for helping Wellchild and well great jobs too. From Sophies twin sister Erica!’

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Wellchild is a charity for seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation and location.  Also creating safe and practical spaces for children and families, mutual support and connecting families with similar seriously ill children, and funding initiatives to improve children’s healthcare. This Grant from the Grand Charity will enable Wellchild to help fund a Network of Children’s Nurses ensuring children with complex care needs can leave hospital and be cared for at home wherever possible. Follow the link to learn more on Wellchild’s work.

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Mon, 19th October 2015

TLC Appeal Re-launch at Lincoln Hospital

TLC Appeal Re-launch at Lincoln Hospital

The Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro Graham Ives made a visit to Lincoln Hospital to re-launch the Lincolnshire Teddies for Loving Care. The Province has donated £1,500 to get the project started organised by W. Bro Nev Storey and other Lincoln Freemasons.

The Provincial Grand Master met members of staff and helped distribute a few Teddies to some of the Children in the Accident and Emergency Unit and gave a short talk on the TLC Appeal objectives. He was accompanied on his visit by the Provincial Grand Secretary W. Bro John Warwick and W. Bro Nev Storey the Lincoln TLC Appeal Chairman.

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The TLC Appeal is for Freemasons to provide Teddy Bears to Accident and Emergency Units, for the Medical Staff, to give, at their discretion, to children admitted who are in severe distress and where the staff feel that a Teddy or soft toy to cuddle will help alleviate the stress and assist them in their work.

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Tue, 13th October 2015

Hope for Tomorrow

Hope for Tomorrow

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The Hope for tomorrow Vehicle visited Lincoln today outside the Central Market, it was supplied by Mark Master Masons to Lincolnshire Hospitals as part of the 2018 Festival Appeal. Community Fundraiser Clemency Rubinstein and her helpers were demonstrating the Vehicle and making the public aware of the Charity's work.

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Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes. These Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.

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Thu, 8th October 2015

Grand Charity donates £864,000

Grand Charity donates £864,000

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has approved grants totaling £864,000 to be donated to 53 charities, including £50,000 to Diabetes UK to fund diabetes vaccine research at the University of Lincoln.

MAJOR GRANTS

28 charities will receive grants totaling £797,000 as part of the Major Grants Scheme in support of Medical Research, Youth Opportunities, Vulnerable People and Religious Buildings.

Medical Research:

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust: £45,000 to fund research into the role of mitochondrial degeneration in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Guys and St Thomas’ Charity: £40,000 to fund research into cell therapy as a treatment for Crohn’s disease.

Moorfield’s Eye Charity: £65,000 to fund research into age related macular degeneration.

Restore- Burn and Wound Research: £20,000 to fund research into skin allograft acceptance for burn injuries.

UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust: £60,000 to fund research into immunotherapy as a treatment for lung cancer.

University of Leicester: £32,000 to fund research into the role of visual crowding as an influence on reading ability across the lifespan.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK has received £50,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to help fund exceptional research at the University of Lincoln that is developing and refining a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes. This vaccine has the potential to treat newly diagnosed patients but also help prevent those at high risk of developing it in the future.

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Youth Opportunities:

Armonico Consort Ltd: £7,500 to fund music workshops in Special Educational Needs Schools.

Canterbury Cathedral Trust: £22,000 to fund a third year of study for a young apprentice stonemason.

Farms for City Children: £10,000 to enable disadvantaged children from urban areas to experience life on a farm.

Groundwork UK

£10,000 to support personal and environmental development programmes in three regions across the UK.

Groundwork UK is a national charity which strives to strengthen communities through its social, economic and environmental projects. The Charity’s Green Team programmes enable young people to carry out environmental development projects which benefit their communities while learning new skills, gaining qualifications and enhancing their employability.

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StreetGames: £25,000 to fund the “Us Girls” empowerment project in thirty communities across the UK.

Support for Vulnerable People:

AbilityNet: £15,000 to fund IT services for older disabled people.

The Back-Up Trust: £20,000 to fund the salary of a Schools Inclusion Coordinator.

British Lung Foundation: £40,000 to fund the Singing for Lung Health programme.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund: £47,750 to fund the replacement of old wireless internet audio players.

Canine Partners

Canine Partners aim to assist people with disabilities enjoy greater levels of independence and a better quality of life through the provision of assistance dogs. Their dogs are specially trained to help with everyday tasks such as the opening and closing of doors or cupboards, unloading washing machines, retrieving dropped items, undressing and raising the alarm in an emergency. As well as offering practical, physical assistance, these dogs provide invaluable social interaction and companionship and beneficiaries have reported marked increases in independence, confidence and self-esteem.

The charity received £50,000 to fund the costs of a new residential building at their training centre in Leicestershire.

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Carers Trust: £30,000 to fund the salary of the Policy Development Manager.

Listening Books: £25,000 to fund the expansion of the Books for Hospices mini-library service.

The National Deaf Children’s Society: £7,500 to fund workshops helping deaf children and young people.

National Star Foundation: £37,250 to fund the costs of new specialist residential accommodation for people who have severe and complex disabilities.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory: £20,000 to fund an employability consultant.

Victim Support: £43,000 to help recruit, train and develop a Volunteer Service Team for their helpline.

WellChild: £40,000 to fund a nurse for children with long-term and complex health conditions in the East Midlands.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Jubilee Sailing Trust have received £15,000 to support their Buddy Bursary scheme which funds places on tall ship sailing voyages for the carers of severely disabled people. For many people experiencing serious disabilities it would not be possible to take part in the voyage without the assistance of their carer, the cost of which can be prohibitive.

In 2012, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity helped to launch this scheme with a grant of £25,000 and the Trust has seen it grow in success.

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Religious Buildings:

Blackburn Cathedral: £5,000 to fund the restoration of the Cloister Garth Building.

St David’s Cathedral: £5,000 to help fund the upgrade of the seating facilities at the Cathedral.

Winchester Cathedral Trust: £10,000 to help fund the new Learning and Development Centre.

MINOR GRANTS

25 charities will receive a total of £67,000 as part of the Minor Grants Scheme, to help cover their core costs.

The Aidis Trust £2,500 Empowers disabled people through support in using assistive technology to help reduce isolation and increase independence.

The Albert Kennedy Trust £3,000 Supports 16-25 year olds with different gender identities who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

CICRA – Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association £2,000 Aims to create a wider understanding and awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

CANCERactive £3,000 Provides the latest information on all therapies available to cancer sufferers and professionals.

Cavernoma Alliance UK £2,000 Provides information, support and advice to those affected by cavernoma.

Clearvision Project £2,000 National postal lending library of children’s books in print and braille, allowing children learning braille to be supported by sighted parents and teachers.

Colostomy Association £2,000 Provides support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy.

The Encephalitis Society £3,000 Aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by Encephalitis.

Giving World £2,500 Distributes clothes, furniture and toiletries to vulnerable people.

HemiHelp £3,000 Provides information for children with congenital and acquired hemiplegia and their families.

Limbless Association £2,500 Provides information and support to amputees living with a congenital or acquired limb loss and those considering elective amputation.

The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation £2,500 Aims to give a better quality of life for patients suffering with leg ulcers.

No Way Trust £3,000 Raises awareness among young people about the causes, consequences, penalties and impact of crime.

The Neurofibromatosis Association £3,000 Provides information and advice to people affected by neurofibromatosis to improve their quality of life.

The Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) £3,500 Supports people affected by muscular dystrophy.

No Panic £1,000 Helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other anxiety related disorders.

Remap £5,000 Designs and makes bespoke equipment for disabled people.

Second Chance £2,500 Aims to help and educate disadvantaged young people by providing facilities and other resources.

Siblings Together £4,000 Promotes contact between siblings separated by care, and supports them to achieve independence in society during and after care.

SIBS £3,000 Provides information and support to siblings of disabled children and to adult siblings who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister, in order to help them overcome their isolation and help them cope with the lifelong impact of disability on their lives.

Sickle Cell Society £2,000 Supports and represents people affected by Sickle Cell Disease  to improve their overall quality of life.

Snowdon Trust £2,000 Provides grants to disabled students in further or higher education or training towards employment.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK £3,000 Provides information and support to those affected by all forms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and raises awareness of the condition.

U Can Do It £2,000 Provides one to one computer and internet training for blind, deaf and disabled people on their own computers in their own homes.

UK Sepsis Trust £2,000 Provides support to people affected by sepsis.

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Sat, 19th September 2015

RCC 150th Anniversary Church Service

RCC 150th Anniversary Church Service

The 150th Anniversary Church Service of the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and St. John the Evangelist was held at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 19th September followed by lunch at the Epic Centre Lincoln Showground. The event was attended by members of the order from across the country.

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Fri, 24th April 2015

Lincoln Masonic Centre Dedication

Lincoln Masonic Centre Dedication

The new Lincoln Masonic Centre was Dedicated by the Provincial Grand Master Rt. W. Bro. Graham Ives at a special meeting of Witham Lodge on Friday 24th April 2015 and adds another Chapter to the history of Lincoln Freemasonry. He was assisted by a Provincial Dedicating Team of V. W. Bro. W. J Hockin, W. Bro. P C Anyan, W. Bro. C W Bradley, W. Bro. Rev. D I Walker, W. Bro J F Warwick, W. Bro. D C Bird, W. Bro C Taylor, W. Bro. D F Price, W. Bro. N Fisher and W. Bro. D M Shepherd.

The Lodge was opened by the Worshipful Master of Witham Lodge W. Bro. Chris Smith and Lodge Officers before the Provincial Grand Master took the Gavel and with his team conducted the Dedication Ceremony. A special Plaque was unveiled to commemorate the occasion, and W. Bro Ronald Adams gave a talk on the forming of a Building Fund in the 1980’s to the present day and the Masons involved, culminating in this new home for Lincoln Freemasonry. 120 Freemasons were in attendance on the night and enjoyed an excellent Dedication ceremony and Festive Board afterwards.

The Masonic Centre is now home for the 8 Lincoln Lodges, Witham, St. Hugh, Ermine, Excalibur, Paulinus, Ashlar, Lindum, and Minster, and also 3 Chapters, 2 Mark Mason Lodges and also other Orders.

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Fri, 20th March 2015

Race Night raises £1300

Race Night raises £1300

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The evening was held in aid of the Masonic Benevolent Fund to raise money for the 2018 Mark Masonic Festival which the Mark Masonic Province of Lincolnshire is hosting. The evening seemed to go very well with a good time had by all and the event raised over £1300.00 for the 2018 Festival.

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Fri, 24th October 2014

All Worshipful Masters of the Eight Lincoln Lodges Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodge Worshipful Masters Present Charity Cheques

Lincoln Lodges got together at the Lincoln Masonic Centre to present cheques to representatives of 12 Charities from the recent New Provincial Benevolent Fund grants. All 8 Lodges had their Worshipful Masters present and other representatives. Each Charity gave a short talk of the work they carried out which proved interesting and informative and was well received by all present. The event was organised by W. Bro Graham Cadel and certainly helped towards increasing the awareness of Freemasonry in the Community.

Witham Lodge represented by the W.M. W. Stuart Gray, also Vince Elkington and Duncan Cameron gave a cheque to Bob Varey of Lincoln Samaritans.

St. Hugh Lodge represented by the W.M. Richard Emiliani and Richard Bixley gave cheques to Ben Petts of St Barnabas and Barbara Moulson of Linkage Community Trust.

Ermine Lodge represented by the W.M. Steve Hutchinson and Paul Mellors gave a cheque to Pam Connock and Jan Cucks od Candles.

Excalibur Lodge represented the W. M. Dave Rile and Fred Bowler presented a cheque to Christine Sharp of Homestart Sleaford District.

Paulinus Lodge represented by W. M. David Nicholson presented cheques to Canon Ian Silk of the Crossing Point Community Project St Georges Church and Chuck Boulton of Matt’s Fund.

Ashlar Lodge represented by W.M. Mike Garwood and John Hudson gave a cheque to Rebena Cameron and Mike Althen of Marie Curie.

Lindum Lodge represented by W. M. Karl Fidoe and Alistair Gilchrist gave a cheque to Michelle Cleminson and Robert Howard of Kestevan Children in Need.

Minster Lodge represented by W. M. Peter Cook and Sidney McFarlane gave cheques to Mrs Knight of Breakthrough Cancer and Phil Measures of the Alzheimers Society.

Unfortunately the charities Hilt Disability Foundation and Hykeham Sailability were unable to attend, and these will be presented on a future occasion.

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Fri, 26th September 2014

New LMC Website goes live.

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Fri, 19th September 2014

New website takes shape.

LMC Committee takes first look at the new web site!

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