A donation of £1,848 was presented to Maria Parker, Area Voluntary Manager of Cancer Research UK, by W Bro Don Preddy and his wife Shan. The money had been raised by members of the Arrow Lodge during Don’s year as Master.
In all, about £4,000 was raised for Don and Shan’s chosen charities for the year – Cancer Research UK and Midlands Air Ambulance – through a number of enjoyable social events, including a Midsummer Magic garden party at their home and an Autumn Apples lunch.
Maria Parker sincerely thanked Arrow Lodge for their much appreciated effort and support, and emphasised that Cancer Research UK relies heavily on such sponsorship and goodwill.
W Bro Preddy expressed his thanks to all members of Arrow Lodge, and members of other lodges who supported the events, for their great support for his fund raising events during his year, enabling the Lodge to raise such a significant sum. He particularly thanked W Bro David Duggan for all his work as Social Secretary of the Lodge.
(source : Freemasonry Today, http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/news/lodges-chapters-a-individuals/item/839-maria-parker-cancer-research-uk-arrow-lodge-2240-don-preddy)