Middlesex Masons in the Community;
At a meeting in November 2015 between Members of Ruislip St Martins Lodge, No 9125 and members of the Brunel University Development Office, it was decided to support, together with the assistance of the Middlesex Province Relief Fund, projects which would impact on the working lives of residents of Bambui in the Republic of Cameroon.
At that time funds were needed by student Rory Lewiston to research local agricultural transport possibilities where local farmers had to use hand carts over rough terrain or carry goods on their head.
Rory’s methodology envisaged a non complicated mechanical system which did not utilise any external power or fuel.
A grant of £1,300 was made for travel to Africa for Rory and a colleague involved on another project.
The project was a success and is now a feature of local movement of goods to market by the community.
Simple, but possibly life changing for those involved.
This, once again shows that Middlesex Masons working in the wider community can bring about solutions to enhance the work/life experience of people in developing countries.
The relationship of Brunel University and Middlesex University to Middlesex Freemasonry is also visible through the Universities Scheme.
Ruislip St Martin’s Lodge, No. 9125 have had the pleasure of Initiating a number of candidates since November 2013.
The last Universities scheme Candidate was initiated in February 2018.
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