Went for Gold and Got It

 

In February 2023, the Province of West Wales and Peterwell Lodge were happy to make a substantial donation to Lewis Evans of Tregaron to enable him to compete in the World Transplant Games in Perth, Australia.  You may recall seeing the article entitled “Going for Gold in Australia.”

Lewis has returned from Australia with plenty to celebrate after representing the victorious Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

The 30-year-old competed in 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay and brought home the gold medals for all of them and now holds two Transplant Games World Records in the 200m and the 4x400m relay.

 

After winning a total of 288 medals, Team GB & NI finished at the top of the medal table, with Australia second and Thailand third.

Lewis joined athletes from forty-five countries across the globe, coming together to celebrate the gift of life and demonstrate the importance of staying healthy and active post-transplant.

 

Lewis said: “It was an amazing opportunity to represent Team GB in the World Transplant Games in Perth and coming back with four gold medals and two Transplant Games World Records makes all the hard work I put in worth it!

 

“The support I have received to get me out to Perth has been amazing.

The games are all self-funded and I was really shocked when I received the huge support from everyone, and I would particularly like to thank Peterwell Lodge and the Province of West Wales who have helped me achieve my goals in Australia.”

For Freemasons, for families, for everyone

The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

 

How the Foundation helps Masonic families

 A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.

Financial

  • Daily living costs
  • Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis
  • Funeral bills
  • Minor home repairs

Health

  • Medical treatment
  • Dental treatment
  • Mobility aids and home adaptations
  • Counselling

Family – Children in full-time education

  • Costs for education or training
  • Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation
  • Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts

Family – Care

  • Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care
  • Respite care
  • UK holidays

Practical assistance

The Foundation’s Advice & Support Team offer confidential, impartial and practical guidance about the help we can provide. The Team can also help with applications for state and local authority benefits and can put you in touch with other organisations who can give advice on care, employment and education.
 

How to apply

For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email help@mcf.org.uk.  You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk

 

How the Foundation helps communities

In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.

The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need.  We aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families have told us they are most passionate.

To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Support and Research grants, please visit: www.mcf.org.uk/community

 

Keep up to date with the Foundation’s work

Website:          www.mcf.org.uk

Twitter:            @Masonic_Charity

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