2018 in review

This is what happens when Freemasons get together.

As the year closes, it is time to reflect on our year at Hungerford Lodge and look back at how we have been able to support the local community in and around West Berkshire. The list below shows the local charities and people we have helped.
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Loose Ends £250.00

Local family £150.00 The recipient is still having treatment for her brain cancer but keeps smiling and is grateful for the continued support.

Hungerford Resource Centre £300.00

Great Western Hospital £1,000 via the Hungerford Benevolent Association

National Needlework Archive £175.00

Burbage Scouts £250.00 via the Hungerford Benevolent Association

West Berkshire Rapid Response Car £1000 via the Hungerford Benevolent Association

Peter Congerton via the Berkshire Masonic Charity

Sponsorship of three Guide Dogs £205.00

Christmas Troops Parcel Fund £205.00

Newbury Weekly News Over 80’s Appeal £150.00 raised during a joint Christmas Party with St Bartholomew’s Lodge

Helping with Loose Ends

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Nick Stephens with Helen and other volunteers from Loose Ends

Hungerford Freemasons recently donated £230 to Loose Ends, a drop in centre in Newbury serving food to the homeless and vulnerable. The money, raised in typical masonic style via a raffle, came from the social event following our recent meeting. Lodge members were encouraged to bring raffle prizes as well as tinned food that could be used by the centre.

Loose Ends is run by volunteers who prepare and serve hot, healthy meals as well as offering groceries, tins, toiletries and clean clothes to all those in need.

Helen, a volunteer at Loose Ends thanked everyone for their support and kindness “Without this kind of support, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We strive to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere where people can socialise. Our clients are often homeless or ‘sofa surfing’, may have addictions, suffer from a mental illness or are on low incomes.”

You can donate to Loose Ends directly via “MyDonate” – click on Donate to Charity and then search for Loose Ends.

Alternatively, you can help them by sending them a gift via Amazon.