Freemasons come from several backgrounds but all raise money for different charities through numerous events including ladies weekends for their wives and partners. They auction items to raise cash at all social gatherings and make donations at each of their meetings.
Three different sets of Freemasons, calling themselves Amicitia Lodge, No. 5114, Ruislip Priory Lodge, No. 7290 and Little Britain Lodge, No. 8101, presented Mandeville Primary School in Horsenden Lane North, Greenford , with a minibus on Wednesday October 15th.
John Harris who is currently Charity Steward at Ruislip Priory wanted to work with local organisations to help good causes. He started with palliative care after his wife passed away (a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that includes specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses), and knew of Mandeville as his wife used to be a teacher at nearby Northolt High.
The visitors had a tour of the school and were touched by the profound needs of the children and the support shown by staff.
Headteacher Denise Feasey said: “Having the new minibus will provide a whole range of new and exciting learning opportunities for our pupils. We are very grateful to John Harris and all the Freemasons for their continued support and long standing relationship with our school.”
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