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Sleigh bells ring…
Sunday 2nd of December was the start of the festive fun in the Darlington masonic hall as the widows of former freemasons were invited along to attend a special Christmas lunch. Members of the Darlington Freemasons Hall Management Committee had got together to co-ordinate the popular event which is clearly enjoyed by all those who attend, which this year included the widows from Castle Lodge.
Approximately 60 widows attended the lunch to enjoy a few drinks and a delicious turkey dinner with Christmas pudding for dessert, followed by cake and coffee. After the meal there was an early appearance from Santa with 2 of his elves who had dropped in to give everyone an early Christmas gift before the carol singing commenced. Special thanks given to all members of the hall management committee who were involved in the planning or on the day support as well as members of the lodges and their partners & families who attended to give their support, which also included those who provided transportation to and from the event.
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”