Thames Hospice, situated on Hatch Lane in Windsor, has received donations totalling £60,000 from the Provincial Grand Lodges of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and the MCF. The contributions of Freemasons from the two counties have enabled the collaboration which has resulted in this significant sum being donated for the benefit of the community.
Bucks APGM Philip Blacklaw recently visited The Princes Centre based in Princes Risborough following the pledge of £4000 towards the cost of a new kitchen, on behalf of BMCF (Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund).
The Festival Fortnight kicked off with the open air showing of Bohemian Rhapsody in the gardens of Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Iver on Friday 7th June 2019. 260 tickets had been sold and over 200 came out on what could have been a very wet night but we amazingly dodged the rain and settled in to a great evening, where over £5000 was raised for the Festival.
Bucks AGPM Phil Blacklaw recently joined with the Winslow Rotary Club and the Lions Club of Winslow at the St Laurence Church in Winslow.
We’re H. A. P. P. Y with our new trailer
1st Bourne End Scouts received £500 from the BMCF (Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund) to help buy a new trailer.
Charities small and large recently gathered to attend The Bucks Masonic Cheque presentation event which took place in new surroundings. Still in Aylesbury, the event took place at the Holiday Inn on the outskirts of the town. It was held in the afternoon, instead of its usual evening slot and was attended by both the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Mrs Julia Upton MBE and the new Mayor of Aylesbury Mike Smith.
John Waller’s Skydive in aid of the 2021 Festival, was originally scheduled for 04 May but finally went ahead on 19 May under mainly sunny skies.
Tony Higgins, Master of Scientific Lodge based in Wolverton and Charity Steward, Ian Devereux visited Thames Valley Air Ambulance recently to donate a cheque on behalf of the Lodge.
Tony and Ian were made most welcome and were treated to light refreshments during their visit. They also witnessed the Air Ambulance being scrambled to an incident.