A donation of £4,000 to Little Lives at Milton Keynes Hospital was among a number of cheques presented by Freemasons at their festive gathering.
St Giles Lodge of Freemasons, from Bletchley, held their Christmas meeting on Wednesday, December 16.
This followed a well tried formula by the members, as they invited their wives, partners and guests into the Lodge for a short talk.
After this followed a most enjoyable festive dinner with games, carol singing, a raffle and presentation of the cheques to those charities chosen by Graham Roach, of Newport Pagnell, during his year as Master of the Lodge.
Graham was delighted to present cheques for £475 to the Maxine Wright Appeal for Hope (MWAH) - a charity run by a St Giles Lodge Member which raises money for cancer related charities; £380 to the MacIntyre Charity, who provide learning support and care for more than 900 children and adults with learning disabilities and £4,090 to Little Lives, Milton Keynes Hospital’s neo-natal unit.
This meant a total of £4,945 had been raised by Graham and members of St Giles Lodge during 2015.
Graham said: “I am very pleased to be able to help these extremely worthwhile charities and promote further the varied ways in which Bucks Freemasons core values of friendship, integrity and charity are used to benefit the local community.”
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