England – Bedfordshire Freemasons rise to COVID-19 challenge


England - Bedfordshire Freemasons rise to COVID-19 challenge

(by editorial board, Cranfield and Marstonvale Chronicle, 30 March 2021)

 

Faced with the greatest global pandemic in living memory, Freemasons across the country came together in 2020 and donated a total of £1m, as well as their time, to help those in need. The donations were used to help communities in various critical areas. Including foodbanks, support for unpaid carers, personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies for hospitals and hospices, support for women’s refuges, and funds for NHS workers, ambulances and equipment.

Dr David Staples, chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), said:

“No one in this day and age should have to worry where their next meal is coming from. We are so glad that we were able to provide thousands of families across the UK with a hot meal or food donations to help get them through this current crisis.

“Freemasons have achieved all of this in just a few months and have also given their time to produce and deliver food to the vulnerable.”

In Bedfordshire, the following charities received much needed support so they could continue their work during the…

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England - Bedfordshire Freemasons rise to COVID-19 challenge

 

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