Blyth Building Charitable Giving

22nd June 2023

Mid June saw Blyth Masonic Buildings hold it’s Annual General Meeting for members. It has been custom that, following the meeting, donations from the Blyth Masonic Buildings charity fund be presented to local charities and good causes, selected from nominations put forward by Lodges within the building. The charity fund itself is derived from donations made by Craft Lodges and other orders who meet in the building.

This year the chosen recipients were The Dales School and The Forget Me Not Residents Association who were presented with cheques totalling £1000 to support their excellent work in the community.

The Dales School is a school for children with Special Educational Needs based in Blyth and Ashington and aims to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and future life chances of children with additional needs. In a truly unique and inspirational project, The Dales School has acquired a train which is being converted into a learning space and a donation of £600 was made towards this project.

The Forget Me Not Residents Association is a group of 16 people working hard to secure better opportunities for everyone in the local area of Cowpen Quay. Their goal is to make lives better for people in the area and give them the opportunities that they really need. They provide a range of activities for children and the elderly and help with anything required to make the area a better place for all to live in. A grant of £400 was made to this worthy cause.

The cheques were presented to representatives of both groups by Arthur Hall the BMB Charity Group Chairman assisted by Stephen John Ward.

Congratulations from everyone at Northumberland Freemasons for the outstanding charitable work of Blyth Masonic Building.

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