Freemasons Donate Thousands
Guernsey and Alderney’s Freemasons have given more than £110,000 to local charities.
The donations were all handed out last night as part of the continuing Tercentenary celebrations of the organisation.
£60,000 was raised locally and has been split between the Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme, the Stroke Association, Headway, MUG and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.
A further £50,000 was donated from funds being shared out by the national Masonic Charitable Foundation.
That money went to Grow Ltd, the Guernsey Voluntary Service, The HUB and The Samaritans.
Tony Le Tissier from the organisation says the fundraising is what the ‘masons’ do:
“Every year we give about £50,000 into the local community. The province of Guernsey and Alderney has a fundraising drive which raises around £30,000 to £35,000. Then, individual donations also add around £15,000 to the total too.”