(by Rochdale Online, 30 May 2019)
Local Freemasons have raised hundreds of pounds for local charities after walking the district on Saturday 18 May.
‘Walk the District’ is a new initiative introduced this year and involved 50 walkers from Rochdale, Todmorden and Bacup Masonic Lodges together with family and friends who walked a 23-mile circular route around the district.
The then-Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Mohammed Zaman, gave his support and was present at Rochdale Masonic Hall to wave off the walkers at 7.30am.
Age was not a barrier and walkers’ ages ranged from seven to 70.
Even District Chairman Doug Smith, who is no spring chicken, followed…