As part of the Tercentenary celebrations, Guildford Freemasons entertained over 70 elderly and underprivileged local people to high tea, with the assistance of Age UK Surrey, Contact the Elderly and the local Lions and Rotary Clubs
Held at the Guildford Masonic Centre on 20th August, entertainment was provided by the Surrey Fringe Barbershop Singers and magician George Kimber, whilst the event was also attended by the Guildford Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Mike and Mrs Jean Parsons.
Guildford Masons celebrate their annual summer lunch with a donation of £1,000 to the Teenage Cancer Trust
Anna Wemyss, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust joined members of Onslow Lodge No. 2234 at their annual summer lunch at the Guildford Masonic Centre, Hitherbury Close, Guildford on Sunday 29th July, to receive a cheque for £1,000.
The cheque was presented by last year's master of the lodge, Cliff Chilton, who commented, 'During these tough economic times it is more important than ever to support non-profit organizations that make a difference to the communities we live and work in. A huge part of being a Freemason is supporting and caring for the less fortunate in society, and in this case, for teenagers with cancer, improving their quality of life'.
Anna Wemyss commented, 'We are delighted with the much needed support we have had from the Onslow Masonic Lodge. Donations will go towards the running costs of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s dedicated state-of-the-art unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, which cares for young people with cancer from across the region. All our support comes from voluntary donations, so we are thrilled with the fundraising efforts of the Onslow Masonic Lodge'.
For further information about The Teenage Cancer Trust please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org