Presentations from the Proceeds of the Giro De Bucknaw Cycling Initiative.

Book Purchase for the local Integrated Primary School.

Book Purchase for the local Integrated Primary School.

We are very grateful to Wor Bro Ashley McCullough for sending in a brief report and a few photographs to let us know about the successful fund raising carried out by the Brethren of Bucknaw Lodge No 194 I.C. and Broughshane Lodge No 246 I.C. Earlier in the year these two Lodges raised the magnificent total of some £ 4,500.00 for good causes, by organising and running their own unique version of the Giro cycle Race in and around the metropolis of Buckna. In this first photograph, we see a number of the Brethren presenting an assortment of new Text Books to the value of £ 300.00 for a local Integrated Primary School. Another local Lodge Carnlough No 216 I.C .also contributed a similar amount to this particular donation.

The Ballymena Bears special needs tag rugby team.

The Ballymena Bears special needs tag rugby team.

Their second donation went to another very worthwhile local initiative when they presented a cheque for £ 500.00 to support some of the yearly running costs required to keep the Ballymena Bears Special Needs Rugby Club finantially secure and active.

The Cancer Fund for Children.

The Cancer Fund for Children.

Our next cheque, again for the sum of £ 500.00 was donated to The Cancer Fund for Children.

The Brook Dementia Care Fold in Coleraine.

The Brook Dementia Care Fold in Coleraine.

A cheque to the value of £ 1,100.00 was presented to the management team running the Brook Dementia Care Fold in Coleraine to assist them in providing this valuable service to all throughout the North East of Antrim.

The Bridgewater Suite Haematology Unit at The City Hospital.

The Bridgewater Suite Haematology Unit at The City Hospital.

Their final donation in the form of a cheque to the value of £ 2,100.00 was presented to representatives from the Bridgewater Suite Haematology Unit at the Belfast City Hospital .Wor Bro McCullough has asked that we take this opportunity to thank all of those who made the day possible, who gave up their time to organise and support the various events that were held and in particular to thank all those people who stepped up to the mark and financially sponsored and supported the day and its activities. I also think that we need to commend both Lodges, their Master, Officers and Members for all their efforts fund raising, before during and after and raising such a great sum for all these worthy non Masonic charities. Another great example, is such were needed, of our role as a part of society and not apart from society.

About irishfreemason

Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No. 280 Irish Constitution in 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the `irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the irish Chapter of Research No. 222.He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.
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