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The Newsletter of the Provincial Grand Lodge & Provincial Grand Chapter of Leicestershire & Rutland


Loughborough Freemasons Provide Defibrillator for Local Residents

Residents of Loughborough have received a new Defibrillator thanks to Freemasons who meet at the Masonic Hall in the town centre.

One of the lodges meeting there is the Loughborough Lodge of Installed Masters, which is led this year by Paul Blakemore. As this is the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the lodge, Paul and his team decided to mark the occasion by raising funds to provide a community Defibrillator on the external wall of the Loughborough Masonic Centre on Orchard Street near Ashby Square.

The money was raised thanks to raffles, special dinners, a music evening and a donation from the Loughborough Masonic Centre Company. Once all of the donations were counted, the Defibrillator was installed and made ready for immediate use.

There are only a few public defibrillators in Loughborough Town Centre and none near the Masonic Hall. This generous donation will be a valuable asset to the local community.

The Masonic Centre Facilities Manager Ian Hammond said, “We are delighted to be able to provide local residents with this potentially life-saving device.”

Pictured left to right, Paul Blakemore, and the Masonic Centre Facilities Manager, Ian Hammond

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