The members of George Stephenson Lodge No. 3390, which meets at Wylam Masonic Building, have recently donated £200 to the Masonic Meals on Wheels Initiative. The timing of this donation is very apt as the Initiative has recently commenced deliveries in the area.
Colin Lonie, the Immediate Past Master of George Stephenson Lodge, explained that presently a number of the members of the Lodge are involved in the delivery of the meals in the area, which involves a 45 mile round trip each Sunday to Ashington and back, taking somewhere in the region of 3 to 4 hours. A number of their membership are recipients of the meals and as such they decided that they would support the initiative, not only physically, but also financially.
The Ashington and Bedlington Meals on Wheels Initiative commenced in May last year and was initially expected to run for 13 weeks in order to provide Sunday lunches for Freemasons, their widows, those living alone or those who have dependants living within the same household and are considered vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also provided vital support and social interaction to those who have been unable to obtain vital supplies due to self isolation.
Well done George Stephenson Lodge on your fine donation which exemplifies Freemasonry at its finest.
Thanks go to W.Bros. Colin Lonie and George Tuck for the submission of this article.
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