Cross of Souls Unveiled

 

On Monday 21st June the following representatives of the Mackworth Club: Chairman - W. Bro. Marc Bassett, Vice Chairman - Bro Rich Holmes and Social Secretary - W. Bro. John Trott, together with the Provincial Grand Master of the Province of West Wales - Rt. W. Bro. James Ross attended the unveiling and Consecration of the ‘Cross of Souls’ at St. David’s Churchyard Cemetery in Carmarthen as Guests of the Chairman of the Trustees of The Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity.

 

 

This was in recognition of the efforts of the Mackworth Club’s members who have helped in the restoration efforts at the Churchyard over numerous volunteering days, together with a substantial donation towards the purchase and erection of the Cross.

 

The ‘Cross of Souls’ has been placed in the Churchyard in remembrance of the 5000+ buried within the churchyard who have no gravestone or marker, many, such as those from the nearby Carmarthen workhouse, in paupers’ graves.

 

The Cross was unveiled by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Wales, Sara Edwards and was Consecrated by the Venerable Dorrien Davies, Archdeacon of Carmarthen.

 

Also present and presenting a wreath was The First Minister of Wales - The Rt. Hon. Mark Drayford MS.

 

It is testament to the appreciation of the help of the Mackworth Club by the trustees, that at a socially limited attendance of 30 maximum, four members were invited.

 

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

 

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