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