It is nearly 6 months since Gordon Robertson was appointed R.W. Provincial Grand Master and Peter Moody and I joined the Provincial Executive. During that period, I have been visiting the various centres around the Province and meeting some of the teams who are actively promoting Freemasonry in our communities.
I have been amazed at the number of brethren involved and also by their enthusiasm and commitment to helping the elderly and less fortunate & vulnerable members of our society. In addition to showing appreciation of some of these groups, who themselves are going that extra mile in support of families and friends in need, the photographs are a small tribute to the efforts of those involved.
The Marlow Team
The team held a Christmas lunch for various Marlow support groups and organised a trip to the pantomime for young carers.
Left to Right: Derek Waldron, Judy Hunt, Chris Rake, Trudy Hollis, Dave Hollis, Emma Hunt, James Hunt, Bessie Webb, Trevor Mitchell, Paul Webb, Cynthia Wharton
The Bletchley Team
The group held various events throughout the year and at Christmas held a lunch for nearly 100 residents in sheltered housing across the Milton Keynes area.
Left to Right: Stan Green, Peter Finegan, John Noakes, Malcolm Wheeler, Jashvant Patel and kneeling - Phil Blacklaw & Barrie Jones.
The Beaconsfield Team
The group held Christmas lunches for both young and mature carers and are planning two future events to be held during the summer for young carers.
Left to Right: Robin Knock, Sean Boardman, Frances Knock, Tony Dyckes, Alfi Holmes, Graham Thorne ( Father Christmas) and Barry Sparks.
The Aylesbury Team.
The Christmas event was held for 45 people in sheltered housing supported by Help the Aged and The Hickman Trust and also from Prebendal Close.
Left to Right: Mrs Pat Freeman, Mrs Margaret Farrow, Bro. Mike Freeman, Mrs Audry Dixon, W. Bro. Colin Dixon and Bro. Tony Tobin
Stars of the future.
This is the Beaconsfield and Marlow summer Club of Instruction Christmas bash. These young Freemasons are giving tremendous support to Cliveden lodge ,the NECC and are to a man supporting our Freemasonry in the Community initiative.
My thanks go out to all the area coordinators and group members throughout the Province. I am sorry that I have been unable to mention everyone in this article but my special thanks go to Lew Ayres, Tim Anders and Bernard Friess for assisting me in taking the ‘Freemasonry in the Community’ initiative forward.
Assistant Provincial Grand Master
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