Sunday 3rd May saw Redditch Freemasons and their partners gather at the Masonic Hall in Easemore Road, Redditch for the annual distribution of donations to local charities. Once again the gathering was privileged to have in attendance the Provincial Grand Master for Worcestershire - RW Brother Robert C Vaughan - who gave out the donations to representatives of the recipient charities.

From the various applications received during the year the Trustees of the charity decided to support the following charities:

  • Redditch and Bromsgrove Alzheimers Society - £750
  •  Redditch First Responders - £750
  • Touchstones - £500
  • 1st Redditch Scout Troop - £250
  • Province of Worcestershire 2017 Tri-Centenary Fund for local charities - £250
  • Province of Warwickshire PGM's Charity - £250


Two Lodges meeting in Redditch made further charitable donations from the charitable funds of  their individual Lodges:

  • Pitcheroak Special School £500- St Augustine's Lodge
  • Where Next Association £250 - White Ensign Lodge
  • Redditch and Bromsgrove Sea Cadet Corps £250- White Ensign Lodge


Following the presentation of cheques totalling £3,750 to local good causes the gathering retired for a pleasant lunch at which a further £250 was raised in a raffle.