Haverfordwest & St Davids' Air Cadets


Earlier this year James Ross, head of West Wales Masons was able to make a

generous donation to help fund the purchase of adventure training equipment for the

Haverfordwest & St Davids Air Cadets.

The equipment that was funded has been used by the cadets throughout the year and it has helped

them tremendously with various trekking and camping expeditions, and for some cadets to help them in pursuit of their Duke of Edinburgh awards.


Cadet Amy Rudder writes: Using this equipment has helped me to refine my camping and outdoor

cooking skills alongside helping me to create more memories and friends within cadets. I have used this equipment for a DofE training expedition and also on an outdoor MasterChef competition, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. On the training expedition, I also had the opportunity to make friends

within another squadron. Being given these opportunities within cadets has increased my

confidence and given me experiences I will never forget.


Cadet Sam Miller writes: I have had the opportunity to use the cooking equipment for cooking on

squadron which has allowed me to gain and improve skills that are needed in life. The use of cooking

equipment also allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and to improve my communication and

thinking skills. It also allowed me to make friends with people from my squadron in an educational

and interesting manner. I have not been able to use any of the other equipment yet, although I

hope to do so in the new year when I can learn to take on new challenges.

Unfortunately, the weather does not allow these activities to continue in winter and the equipment is currently safely in store. at our Centre in Haverfordwest. We are all looking forward to getting it out and starting to use it again next Spring.


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.


  • Daily living costs
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  • Funeral bills
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  • Counselling

Family – Children in full-time education

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  • Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts

Family – Care

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  • Respite care
  • UK holidays

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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.

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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.

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