Freemasons from Glendale are all Heart

18th December 2020

Northumberland Freemason Andy Grant’s good deed of feeding children for free in October’s school holidays has led to a donation to the Glendale Gateway Trust. 

Andy from South Charlton near Alnwick who runs his own catering business, Piper’s Pitch in Craster, decided to give free meals away to help those in need during the pandemic.

Parents were asked to donate a small amount if they could afford it to go to a local good cause. He also asked his fellow Freemasons from the Heart of Glendale Lodge, who meet in Berwick, to rally around to help him. The Lodge was founded in Wooler 101 years ago.

The result was a cheque for £500, handed over to Patrick Sheard, Chairman of Trustees of The Glendale Gateway Trust. The Trust is overseeing the Food Bank which is covering the Glendale area.

Andy said: “The support we’ve received from the Lodge and the public has been great and it’s fantastic that the money will go towards helping people in the very area where our lodge was founded more than a century ago.”

Freemasons buildings in the Province of Northumberland can be found in: Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, Bellingham, Berwick, Blyth, Byker, Cramlington, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Mickley, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Jesmond, Newcastle, North Shields,  Seahouses, Seaton Delaval, Shiremoor, Throckley, Wallsend, Whitley Bay and Wylam.