This is us collecting 1000 pounds from the freemasons on Friday eve for the woodland fund. The money is raised by the “WAKE Fund” a trust conceived by the Right Worshipful Brother William Alexander Kneel, our Provincial Grand Master from 1970 to 1984, the late owner of Kneels laundry & dry cleaners (now Johnsons). This fund now stands at almost £2 million and the interest earned is given annually to local non masonic organisations that are in need of help. Since the first disbursement in 2001 over £750,000 has been given to over 785 worthy causes selected by members of the 132 Masonic lodges based in the county. This year on Friday 23rd November, The Right Worshipful Brother Ian Kingsbury JP. Provincial Grand Master for Devonshire presented cheques to 25 deserving causes. Meeting at the Masonic Hall, Ashleigh Road Uffculme, the charity representatives accompanied by a Mason from their nominating lodge were able to enjoy a buffet supper, explore the Lodge, ask questions about to freemasonry and receive their cheques totalling the magnificent sum of £25,000. Making the contributions Ian Kingsbury said “I am delighted that the Freemasons of Devon are able to contribute to these important local causes many of which are totally run by volunteers and hopefully these donations will make a real difference."
Halloween Disco fun.
We held our annual Town Crier competition. Look out for our winner at this years' Carnival.
A lovely day for a carwash. Raising money for our Woodland Area.
The Circus comes to Hatherleigh
A wonderful Story Telling afternoon with Clive Pig.
Willy Wonka experience.