A charity giving evening was held by Cheshire Freemasons at Cheshire View Masonic Centre, Christleton. This followed a similar giving evening at Altrincham and between the two meetings the large sum of £67,293 was presented to 25 Cheshire charities.

At Christleton representatives of 12 charities, including the Hospice of the Good Shepherd at Backford, were invited to tell the audience about what their organisations do and how the generous Masonic donations would be applied. They were then presented with cheques from the Cheshire Freemasons Charity totalling £19,201 some were also presented with additional cheques from the Freemason’s grand charity.

The lord lieutenant of the Cheshire Community Foundation, which was represented by Helen O’Donnell, will receive £10,000 per year for three years and will work with the Cheshire Freemasons Charity to support Cheshire charities – to date three charities have been identified for assistance.

The recipients were presented with their cheques by Michael Leonard Whittingham and George William Mann, who are assistant grand masters, and Roger Thomas Quayle, deputy grand superintendent representing Royal Arch Masonry.

The meeting was closed by Thomas Ian Cranston, deputy provincial grand master of Cheshire.