As their continued drive to assist their local communities and those in need during these unprecedented times, Buckinghamshire Freemasons contacted the foodbanks which serve the Slough, Marlow, Beaconsfield, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes areas to ascertain which food stuffs are in the greatest demand for Buckinghamshire families and individuals who are facing financial pressures.
Thank you to everyone who donated more than 12.5k Easter eggs to our hospital and community staff!
The (MCF) Masonic Charitable Foundation and the (BMBF) Bucks Masonic Benevolent Fund come to the rescue again, this time for the unfortunate Women that have had to isolate with their children in the Aylesbury Womens Refuge.
On 8th September Beaconsfield committee for Freemasonry in the Community treasurer Andy Barr of Frederick Lawson Lodge arranged for 12 young train enthusiasts suffering with autism plus their carers/parents to take a trip on a vintage train on the London Underground between Amersham and Harrow on the Hill and return.
18 Young Carers aged 6-10 years old were treated to a visit to Odds Farm at Burnham, Bucks, on 17th April for an Easter treat by the Beaconsfield Committee for Freemasonry in the Community kindly sponsored by the Beaconsfield Masonic Ladies Club, we also provided an Easter egg for each of the youngsters as an extra treat.
Lisa Kelly a Young Carers Coordinator at High Wycombe thanked the committee on behalf of the children for what she described as a day they would not forget
Carers Bucks is a registered charity and part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Network; it supports unpaid family carers across Buckinghamshire offering information, support and advice. They currently support 7000 of the 43000 family carers in Buckinghamshire.
See www.carersbucks.org for more information.
Beaconsfield Committee member W Bro Rob Knock of Hall Barn Lodge and his wife Frances representing the Beaconsfield Ladies Club present Easter eggs to the very excited and appreciative children.
It was time for tea recently when Bucks BMCF representative Andrew Hough visited Buckingham Youth Centre to see the new kitchen and flooring which was installed courtesy of a BMCF grant of £2000. The centre had previously suffered a burst pipe which had flooded several rooms and damaged the kitchen facilities beyond repair causing it to have to close temporarily.
Members of St Giles Lodge based in Bletchley spend a Saturday morning picking up litter along Watling Street (From St Martins Church to the Kelly’s Kitchen Roundabout).
They collected 8 bags of rubbish which included a cup from a bra, Baby’s dummy and a pair of underpants!
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.