Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities and organisations. The Mid Devon Messenger was recently one of its fortunate recipients.
We were invited to join the Masons for their charity evening at their Lodge in Uffculme. There were 25 charities and each were asked to take 30 seconds to outline their deserving cause. It was heart-warming to hear about their wonderful work and its impact on members of our community.
The Province of Devonshire Masons Wake Fund presented the Messenger with a cheque for £1,500. This will cover the purchase of a new, larger and more reliable machine to copy recordings of the talking newspaper on to memory sticks for our growing number of listeners. It is extremely welcome!