Trevor Kelway Lodge Christmas Celebrations

W Bro Alun Littlejohns presents a generous cheque to Captain Karen Symonds

 

The annual Trevor Kelway Lodge Christmas Celebrations to raise money for the Llanelli branch of the Salvation Army returned on Saturday 10th December 2022. The event was cancelled in 2020 & 2021 for obvious reasons.

 

The evening started with a Mulled Wine Reception hosted by the current Worshipful Master, W Bro Alun Littlejohns. Brethren present included the Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro James Ross and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW Bro Ryland James.

 

Following the mulled wine all those present went into the Lodge Room for a delightful mixture of carol singing, poetry reading and Christmas story telling. The music was provided by a brass ensemble provided by the Salvation Army, who played just loud enough to drown out the worst of the singing!

 

Members of the Band get Ready for their next tune.

 

At the end of the festivities downstairs everyone retired to the dining room for a wonderful bowl of Festive Cawl, followed by trifle, not forgetting the Christmas Crackers.

 

Each table had a sheet of Christmas quiz questions and the prize was won, perhaps not surprisingly, by the Salvation Army contingent.

 

A generous cheque and a large number of Christmas presents were donated to the Salvation Army for onward transmission to less fortunate children in the Llanelli area.

 

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years.

 

The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 650 churches and community centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

 

Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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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.

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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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