Durham Freemasons Benevolence Chairman ends the year at a party.
South Shields based children’s charity The Kayaks has received grants and support from both local and national Freemasons charity over several years.
In September 2022 when short notice availability at a Masonic Fishing Charity day became available The Kayaks activity coordinator Malcolm Osborne quickly assembled a group of kids from Kayaks who experienced a day coarse fishing near Durham City.
On 23rd December John Watts attended the Kayaks Christmas party in South Shields bearing a gift of £1,000 from the Durham Freemasons Charity and was immediately surrounded on the dance floor by those who had enjoyed the fishing day all wanting to tell him how many fish then caught, and how much fun they’d had.
Kayaks have decided the grant from Durham Benevolence will be used to start up their own fishing section due to the success of the day in September.
A very happy Christmas indeed.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”