Bradford freemasons help groups in Haworth, Spen Valley and Oakworth (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Bradford freemasons help groups in Haworth, Spen Valley and Oakworth
4:49pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
Community organisations in Bradford district have benefited from thousands of pounds, thanks to the generosity of Freemasons.
The Masonic Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund has donated: l £1,000 to Spen Valley Scout and Guide Band, Cleckheaton, towards new instruments l £1,000 to Downs Syndrome Training and Support Service, Bradford, for repairs to roof of The Pamela Sunter Centre.
l £500 to Oakworth Juniors Football Club for new kit due to increasing number of young people joining the club.
l And £700 to Haworth Parish Church for a new ladder to enable the clock to be rewound.
Across Yorkshire the total donated was £20,300 and those who will benefit will also include churches, hospitals and animal welfare groups.
Deputy Provincial Grand Master in Charge Jack Pigott said: “Once again we are delighted to be supporting a host of different organisations doing great work in their local communities.
“Each recipient has been nominated by a local lodge or lodge member, and these donations will help them to buy equipment or continue with a particular service.”
Mr Pigott added: “In the last 25 years the Province of Yorkshire West Riding has given almost £3 million to support local non-Masonic causes.
“Not a penny of that money came from the general public; it has all been donated by members of the Province, their families and their friends.”