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SUPPORT FOR MOORFIELDS FRIENDS

To mark his year in office, Roy Simmons, Master of the Stationer’s Company School Lodge, donated the Lodge charity collection of over £1100 to the Friends of Moorfields. The Friends of Moorfields raises funds for the benefit of the patients of Moorfields Eye Hospital, a world centre of excellence for the specialist treatment of diseases of the eye.

Founded in 1963, their primary aim is to provide supplementary services and equipment for the comfort and well-being of Moorfields' patients and their visitors by contributing towards buying much needed technical items for professional use in the hospital's clinics, outreach centres, operating theatres and research laboratories. Fund raiser John Doe of the “Friends” said “
We would just like to say a huge thank you to Roy and the Freemasons for such a Generous gesture"


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ST BRIDE’S FIRST STAGE COMPLETE

Thanks to the generosity of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity amongst others, the first stage of the £200.000 development of St. Bride's Fleet Street is complete. Designed by Wren and completed in 1703 its 226 foot wedding cake spire dominates the surrounding area.

Named after the legend of St Bride, daughter of an Irish prince, it was in the shadow of the church's unmistakeable wedding-cake spire that the rise of the British newspaper industry into the immensely-powerful Fourth Estate took place
 
Development project manager, John Smith, said “
Through your kindness and generosity, this initial phase of the project is now complete and we thank you greatly for your support”.  The St. Brides grant was one of the many grants awarded to London charities and good causes by London Masons.

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CHARITY RELIEF REACHES £5 MILLION

Stratton Richey, Metropolitan Grand Lodge Charity Steward, has announced that the Grand Charity's Relief Chest has now raised over £5 Million since inception. Each year the Metropolitan Masonic Charity awards support grants to many London based small charities and good causes. Said Stratton “The world is a different place today, much has changed even from one year ago. Finances are hard, but the generosity of London Masons is undiminished. Charity is one of the Great Pillars under which we practice our Masonry. Charity does not always mean giving cash; it is part of a way of life and fits well into a Mason’s heart. We continue to help others in so many ways. Long may that continue”.