Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

Linwood Lodge and WMCA support ROSHNI in Birmingham

RoshniRoshni is a refuge, a safe house in Birmingham for women and their children escaping domestic violence. Roshni provides emergency temporary accommodation for single women and women with children who are fleeing from domestic or sexual abuse/violence. The refuge location is kept confidential and no visitors are allowed in the building. Support workers are present to provide emotional and practical support to women and children.

The name Roshni means sunlight, brightness or light, which is particularly appropriate when you consider the safe haven that Roshni offers to women in a highly vulnerable position. Although still a relatively small organization, Roshni has been in existence for over 30 years, and provides a vital emergency function.

W Bro Keith Reynolds, a well know Solihull based member, heard on a Midlands News bulletin that just before Christmas a burglary had occurred at the refuge, and many of the presents donated for the children had been stolen. Although the staff and supporters of Roshni had managed to obtain substitutes for the losses, Keith felt it right that he should try to help out this charity, which exists on very limited funds. From charity funds held by Linwood Lodge, a donation of £500 was made, which the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association has been pleased to match. At the AGM of the charity, held on 15th February, W Bro Keith, accompanied by W Bro John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward, presented the cheques to the trustees, a gesture which was appreciated and welcomed by all present.   It was pleasing to note that in anticipation of the donations, the Provincial logo had already been used on the charity’s documentation.

More information on Roshni - http://roshnibirmingham.org.uk

JBH

Lodge of Loyal Service - February Newsletter

Welcome to the Lodge of Loyal Service Newsletter, you can access the Ladies Festival Booking Form here. To book in for the March meeting please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about the Ladies Festival please use: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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MCF Legacies & Wills Information

The Masonic Charitable Foundation have issued an information leaflet and guide relating to Legacies and Wills, which we have been asked to communicate. The information is to help people make their own personal choices, and to be clear on the consequences of those decisions. Whilst the literature does highlight the importance of legacies to the MCF, the emphasis is on general awareness.

The information is available by clicking on leaflet and guide.

Any member requiring a hard copy of the leaflet or guide should contact John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Burglary at Rugby St Cross Hospital

Following a burglary at Rugby St Cross Hospital, in which computer equipment was stolen from the phlebotomy department, the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association has made a donation to help with replacement of stolen computer equipment.   The hospital report at the end of 2017 said, "A burglary at the hospital’s showpiece blood-taking department has resulted in disruption to patients after electronic devices were stolen. The break-in took place over a weekend at the unit, opened two years ago at the hospital after a charity appeal. Electronic items including a laptop and several Galaxy tablets were taken in the raid."

The blood-taking unit was launched in 2015 on the site of the old Mulberry Ward after The Friends of St Cross raised £120,000 for the service, which put the hospital at the forefront of improving phlebotomy care. Following the burglary, for a period, the unit resorted to a manual system instead of the computerised system which had been installed.

Presentation of a cheque for £1000
Presentation of a cheque for £1000

W Bro Stuart Esworthy, a prominent Rugby Freemason, and a trustee of the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association, was pleased to present the cheque for £1000 to Eileen Rock, Head of Charity for the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, of which Rugby St Cross Hospital is part of the group. Nursing staff at the unit are also pictured.

The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association supports numerous hospitals, hospices, research, disabled support groups and many other causes throughout Warwickshire and the West Midlands. For further information, contact John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward.

JBH

 

Temple Lodge welcomes the Glittering Star

Temple LodgeTemple LodgeTemple Lodge No 4929

29th

The Glittering Star Lodge 322 I.C.

 

Will be holding a Lodge meeting under their warrant during which they will exemplify the Irish First Degree Ceremony at Temple Lodge No. 4929

On Monday 23rd April 2018 at 6 p.m. at

The Handsworth Masonic Centre

21 Wretham Road Birmingham B19 1ED

Places for both the meeting and Festive Board are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis

To book your place please contact the Temple Lodge Secretary W.Bro. Ron Wood on:-

01384 891810

Or email

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Contact Us

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
Yenton Assembly Rooms
73, Gravelly Hill North, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6BJ

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