Updated: Feb 17, 2020
At a meeting in Lutterworth of the Wiclif Lodge No.3078 on the 13th March 2019, the Provincial Grand Master of Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, David Hagger, was in attendance to present a certificate in recognition of 50 years in Masonry to the Lodge Secretary, Malcolm Longley. Unbeknown to the Provincial Grand Master, the two Lodges who meet in Lutterworth, the Edwards Sherrier Lodge, and the Wiclif Lodge, had arranged a surprise presentation of a cheque totaling £10,000 from Lutterworth Freemasons to the 2022 Festival Appeal, raising money for the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
The cheque presentation was made by Clive Weston who was representing Lutterworth Freemasons, which will go towards the target of raising £1.8m by 2022. David Hagger said, "What a wonderful surprise to receive this most generous donation towards our appeal, a fantastic example of the generosity of our members". The money was raised by the members, friends, and families of Lutterworth Freemasons from events and fundraising activities on behalf of both Lodges and the Sherricliff fund.
About the Masonic Charitable Foundation:
The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the MCF awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people. The MCF also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief. In total, MCF support helps to improve the lives of thousands of people every year in England, Wales and internationally. As well as providing grants to charities, the MCF supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need. Visit www.mcf.org.uk