Province of Middlesex 150th Anniversary Grants

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Province of Middlesex in 1870, the Middlesex Masonic Charity placed the sum of £50,000 at the disposal of R W Bro Peter Baker Pro PGM to distribute to local charities within the Province. In conjunction with the Provincial Charity Stewards,

R W Brother Peter produced a list of ten worthy charities to which have received grants of £5,000.

Here are some of the initial responses (abridged):

One of the Shooting Star nursing staff displaying the<br> cheque for £5,000
One of the Shooting Star nursing staff displaying the
cheque for £5,000

SHOOTING STAR

Congratulations on 150 years.

You do amazing work for the community and you have shown us such wonderful support over the years…... A huge thank you to the Freemasons of Middlesex for this £5,000 cheque !

With warm wishes and thanks,

Ellie Constable
Community Fundraiser

Maurice Austin, Trustee and Treasurer of HANDS, displaying the <br>cheque
Maurice Austin, Trustee and Treasurer of HANDS, displaying the
cheque

HANDS (Help a Neighbour in Distress Scheme)

I am delighted and thrilled to have received on behalf of HANDS….. this enormous cheque of five thousand pounds from R.W Bro Peter Baker and all the Freemasons of Middlesex……….we have a big soft spot for the Freemasons for their help since our founding and much to thank them for

With very special thanks and best wishes for the future,

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Maureen Payan, MBE
President

I would be most grateful if you would pass on to your Trustees and all the Freemasons of Middlesex our very sincere thanks for this wonderful donation, which we will use to help the most vulnerable members of our community.

Jeannie Hunter
Chair of Trustees

Clare Lawrence, Director of the OKMT, displaying the Cheque
Clare Lawrence, Director of the OKMT, displaying the Cheque

OTAKAR MUSIC TRUST

Thank-you so much for the very generous cheque that we received from the Freemasons of Middlesex yesterday.

It was totally unexpected and will go to immediate use to enable us to run online services for our students………

We are most grateful to you all for choosing us as one of the charities you are supporting during your 150th Anniversary year, it is making a real difference for us at a particularly difficult time. .

Clare Lawrence
Director

Chair of Trustees, the Rev Gerard Mitchell SJ, together with a<br> student of his community and one of the HSSH members of staff displaying the Cheque.
Chair of Trustees, the Rev Gerard Mitchell SJ, together with a
student of his community and one of the HSSH members of staff displaying the Cheque.

HOPE OF SOUTHALL STREET HOMELESS

The Trustees of the HSSH thank the Middlesex Province for the generous grant of £5,000 and note that the grant was made on the occasion of the Province’s 150th Anniversary and express their good wishes to the Middlesex Province.

John (Murphy)
Secretary

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