After 15 years the Middlesbrough Freemasons Charity Evening is still going strong.
Over 100 people gathered at the Masonic Hall Middlesbrough for this annual event, the presentation of money raised by the Freemasons of Middlesbrough and the Zetland Ladies club to local charities and good causes.
Hosted by Jim Skelton of the Freemasonry in the Community Committee and attended by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings Stephen Robinson, the 10 Middlesbrough Lodges and the Zetland Ladies Club presented cheques to the Representitives of their chosen charities ranging from the local branch of the RNLI to Matrix Neurological and the Great North Air Ambulance.
“Tuesday evening was another of those special nights when being a Freemason is such a joy. Middlesbrough Masonic Hall was full of brethren, their ladies/partners and many local charities to receive cheques totalling £27,771, raised by the Middlesbrough Lodges over the past 12 months.
We heard some very passionate speeches from the representatives of the charities and I am sure many left the evening feeling so happy that their fundraising would be providing valuable support to so many worthy causes.”
Stephen Robinson Assistant Provincial Grand Master
A very interesting and informative talk was delivered by the guest speakers Amanda Dunn Nurse Practitioner and Mark Nevison Senior Charge Nurse about the benefits of the TLC Bears in James Cook Major Trauma Centre.
The total for this year was a fantastic £27,771
Jim who has hosted the event since 2008 the reveled that Middlesbrough Freemasons had donated £177.239 to local charities, money that had been raised amongst Fremasons, their family and friends at various social evenings, sponsored walks and other events.