January saw the Brethren of the Lodge gather at Manadon Masonic Hall under the Leadership of W.Bro Richard Lindford. We were delighted to have the company of family members, friends and especially representatives of five local charities who were to receive donations of £200 each towards their work in the city.

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The Charities represented were; Changing Faces ( a charity that provides camouflage make up and support for those with traumatic, disease or genetic facial and body disfigurement), St Peters Church Youth Camp 2016 for disadvantaged young people, Broadreach Drug and Alcohol Rehabillitation, Heartswell Defibrulators and St Lukes Hospice Cancer Care and Support. The W.M W.Bro. Richard Lindford warmly welcomed all the visitors and asked that W.Bro. N StJ.M. White PPrGSwdB. Lodge Almoner, to give a short explanation of the Principles of Freemasonry and the charitable work that Masons do in the Provinces and the World. This was followed by the presentation of cheques by the Worshipful Master. Each recipient gave a short and passionate explanation of their work and how the money would be applied to their work. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was rounded off by an excellent Festive Board and prospects of a busy year for the Lodge with two candidates for initiation.

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