HULL: Seventeen charities are to benefit from a £15,715 boost. The Humber Installed Masters Lodge of Freemasons presented the money at its sixth annual dinner at the Masonic Hall, Beverley Road. Representatives from 14 Hull and East Riding Freemasons’ Lodges attended.
The Freemasons have donated £36,000 to charity this year.
William Fisher, assistant provincial grand master in the Masonic Province of Yorkshire North and East Riding, who chaired the evening, said: “Freemasonry is not a charity in itself, but our fundamental beliefs of friendship, high ethical standards in all that we do and helping those less fortunate than ourselves, naturally lead to an inclination to provide financial assistance to those in need.”
Those who have benefited include: Institute for the Deaf, Freedom Stroke Club, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, William Booth House, St Anne’s School, The Hull Sea Cadets, Dove House Hospice Love You 2 Appeal, Hull and East Riding Institute of the Blind, What Next Housing, Hull Samaritans, the Moghissi Laser Trust and East Riding Stroke Newsletter.