Lodge raises £3k for charity helping children face cancer

Mark Duncan

Mark Duncan

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A cheque for £3,000 has been handed to a charity helping children facing cancer treatment by Freemasons in Buckinghamshire.

Mark Duncan, a Freemason in the Ferdinand De Rothschild Lodge No 2420, served as the master for two consecutive years and during that time nominated the Little Princess Trust (LPT) as his chosen charity.

It makes real hair wigs for children who have suffered hair loss as a result of chemotherapy and radio therapy.

Mark said: “Our Lodge collected a substantial amount during the period of my mastership and our treasurer then rounded it up to £3,000 which we donated during a cheque presentation evening at the Masonic Centre in Slough.

“The Freemasons donate more money to charity than any other organisation apart from the National Lottery, and all of the money that we raise is within our own ranks.”

On the same evening there were other charities that benefited to the tune of just over £150,000 including a cheque for £20,000 to the Spinal Injuries Association from the Freemasons Grand Charity, handed over by the Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Master Gordon Robertson.

New members are welcome and you don’t have to be invited. For details cal the secretary Bob Bucknell on 01296 422844.