Freemasons bring festive joy
Vulnerable elderly people in South Shields were brought some festive joy thanks to the generosity of Freemasons.
Elderly people enjoying a Christmas party thanks to the South Shields Freemasons, after teaming up with Age Concern and Sight Service, the South Shields Freemasons were able to put on a Christmas party for the older generation at the Freemason’s Hall in the town.
The event was held on Thursday, December 19, having held this event for some 7 years under the Banner of Freemasonry in the Community funds are raised through raffles and donations from individual lodges making it free at the point of delivery to those attending the party.
This truly community event saw attendees from St Stephen’s and Hilda Churches and Age Concern also represented by their Chief Executive who expressed his personal appreciation to Durham Freemasons and Gordon Finch in particular for his tremendous work seeing Freemasonry forging stronger links with the wider community of South Shields.
A total 60 people enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and following a traditional Christmas Fare Dinner served by brethren and their wives and partners , everyone enjoyed the array of entertainment featuring, the children’s NU Dance Performance and Fitness Group, Piper Duncan Stephenson and of course a visit from Santa providing each guest with a Christmas present.
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”