As part of our Tercentenary celebrations and to raise the profile of Freemasonry in the local community, all seven Craft Lodges meeting at the Masonic Centre at Weston-Super-Mare got together to organise a Charity Fayre.
It was held on Saturday 23rd September when over £20,000 was donated in money and equipment to many charities and youth organisations. The local Mayor Cllr Jos Holder and John Penrose, Member of Parliament, were present.
Pictured are John Penrose and Jos Holder with W Bro Peter Butcher, Past Master of Wessex Lodge, presenting a cheque for £3,000 to Weston Sea Cadets.
At the grand opening they were given rides in a parade of classic cars through the town. Afterwards the cars were placed on show outside the Masonic Hall and proved a great attraction.
There was also a fine display of “Teddies for Loving Care”. All the Lodges in the Masonic Centre have been funding the supply of Teddies for some nine years. The Teddies are given to distressed children attending the A&E department in the local hospital.
All in all the day was a notable success with many members of the public attending enjoying free tea and coffee