Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset

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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.


Apr. 2018

Dorset Freemasons Support Children's Eye Cancer Charity with £1785 donation.

Members of Wimborne's Lodge of St. Cuthberga travelled to Freemasons Hall in London to present a cheque for £1785 to Diana Emery the Fundraising Manager and Patrick Tonks the CEO of Childhood Eye Cancer Trust  (CHECT). 

CHECT supports children with Retinoblastoma which is a fast-growing eye cancer found in some babies and children under the age of six years. CHECT helps guide families through the shock, stress and practical challenges after diagnosis. The charity funds research to improve understanding, treatments and outcomes and raises awareness to improve recognition and early diagnose of the disease.  

Diana Emery said 'I am over the moon with the amount raised by Dorset Freemasons as CHECT is a small charity with no public funding.'

The Lodge raised a proportion of the funds through social events and lodge meetings. A large share however was raised by James Smith, the Lodge Charity Steward when he and his wife Maria ran the London Marathon.

Geoff Knights and the current Master Andy Gale made the presentation inside Freemasons Hall, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England, in London.

Geoff Knights said 'during my term of office I had funds for several charities and Childhood Eye Cancer Trust was dear to everyone's heart'.


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