Miles Coverdale Lodge sponsor donation to Torbay Hospital League of Friends

Torbay Hospital League of Friends has received cheques totalling £1,000 from Devon's Freemasons.

R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM presents cheque to Georges Adroit (right) from Torbay Hospital League of FriendsThe money will go towards supporting patient care at Torbay Hospital, Torquay. Georges Adroit from Torbay Hospital League of Friends said: "This is a most generous gift from the Freemasons and we are extremely grateful. Although our large projects get the most publicity, there are many, many smaller projects we get involved with, and this will go towards one or even more of those".

£750 of the total donation was part of an annual programme of charitable giving that has seen Devonshire Freemasons distribute more than £20,000 to 25 local worthy causes. Most of the recipient organisations have been nominated by a local Masonic Lodge, usually where a member has a connection with the organisation. In this case, the sponsoring lodge was Miles Coverdale Lodge, which meets in Paignton and which also donated an additional £250 directly to the League of Friends to bring total to £1,000.

The £750 donation came from the William Alexander Kneel Endowment (WAKE) Fund which is currently worth approximately £1.5million. It is a charitable fund which has been accumulated by legacies and donations from Devonshire Freemasons and their families. The donations were presented by the Provincial Grand Master of the Provincal Grand Lodge of Devonshire, R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM, at the Exmouth Masonic Hall.

R.W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury ProvGM said "I am delighted that the Freemasons in Devon are able to contribute to local causes. Many of these organisations are run on a shoestring by volunteers and these donations provide real benefit and are much appreciated".

Read the Herald Express report here.

Source: with thanks to the Herald Express.

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