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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.






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