Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund 2018 Update

Finance for The Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund (BMCF) is raised by a voluntary contribution of £3 per Member per year on top of the annual Lodge subscription fee.

The last BMCF committee meeting was held on the 4th of February 2018 at which the following donations were granted. The next committee meeting will be held on the 24th June.

  • Rennie Grove Hospice were awarded £1850 for two new computers. These will be used by Hospice at Home Nurses to enable more efficient work practices whilst visiting patients mainly in Buckinghamshire saving admin time and increasing patient contact time.
  • Young Deaf Activities £5000 for cost of various trips including Summer Holiday trips for the youngsters. YDA website yda.org.uk
  • 14 Year old Girl Guide has been awarded £1000. She has been selected as the only Milton Keynes Guide of a team of 11 Guides in Bucks to visit the World Association of Girl Guides. She is going to participate in a community project working with partner organisations but needs total funding of £2900 to secure her place on the trip in July/August 2019. So far she has raised £773.80 by her own efforts and hopes to raise the rest herself.
  • Aylesbury Youth Motor Project was awarded £952 for the cost of various computer software to allow students to complete Functional Skills Qualifications which forms part of an extension course for student who have struggled with academic qualifications and to provide functional skills to enable them to raise self-esteem and confidence to make learning easier. aylesburymotorproject.co.uk
  • Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale Branch has been granted £5000 for ten new computers, laptops and associated equipment. This equipment will provide seventy volunteers advice to services over a wide area.
  • Poplar Grove Surgery Friends awarded £500 to buy landscaping material and promotional material for coffee mornings.
  • 1st Holtspur Scout Group were awarded £500. This is to help provide equipment for their new scout headquarters.

The October meeting of the BMCF awarded £2500 to the Milton Keynes Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.   This was to help with the cost of converting the existing bathroom facilities to a wet room; please see the attached pho

Attached are photos of the completed wet room.

The BMCF Committee take this opportunity to thank every Lodge and its Members for supporting the Centenary Fund therefore enabling us to assist

Should you be aware of any Buckinghamshire Non-Masonic Charities, but not National Charities, who you think may be eligible for assistance from the BMCF, please contact your area BMCF representative:

Slough: Warren Gell. Marlow: Tony Martin. Beaconsfield: Nigel White. Aylesbury: Peter Cranmer. North of the Province: Frank Byrne

Application Forms can be obtained from the BMCF Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.