Earlier this year, the Emerson Valley School saw a real ‘student’ need for a digital piano, but the ncessary budget wasn’t available.
Mick Hull from Roman Way Lodge stepped in and asked the Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund (BMCF), if they could help.
The BMCF was delighted to assist and presented the schools music teacher, Mrs Tina Gray Rampello, with a cheque for £1,300 to purchase a state of the art digital piano for the school’s use.
The school has developed a very good relationship with Roman Way Lodge of Freemasons, which meets at the Stony Stratford Masonic Centre.
In the past the Lodge has arranged for a sound system to be donated to the school, and in return, the pupils have supported the Lodge by providing their orchestra, and choir, to help entertain residents of local sheltered accommodations during Christmas lunches arranged by the members of Roman Way Lodge.
In true Community spirit, Tina offered to reciprocate and arranged a special performance of ‘Emerson’s got Talent’ for 65 residents from five different sheltered residences on the 14th July.
Milton Keynes Mayor, Steve Coventry, and Mayoress, Liane Lacey were in attendance for all the acts; including dance, a magical comedy sketch, Irish dance, Annie the Musical and ribbon dancing.
“This is just one of the many and varied ways in which Bucks Freemasons core values of Friendship, Integrity and Charity are used to benefit the local community and underline their commitment to assisting families and children,” Mick said.