Masonic support for charities

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The Larne and District Masonic Charity Committee has highlighted its contribution to the community.

Beneficiaries have included local groups and national charities which have received cheques range from £500 to £4,000.

Some of those which have benefited are: The Larne Beacon House Club; The Donkey Sanctuary Templepatrick; NI Childrens Hospice; Larne branch of the RNLI; The Hearing Hub (NDCS) Larne branch; Factor 50 (melanoma skin cancer); East Antrim branch of Alzheimer’s Society; Larne branch of St John Ambulance; Roddensvale School (Friends of); Cystic Fybrosis; Pump Aid (provides a well in African village for safe drinking water).

An charity breakfast in the Masonic Centre, Mill Brae, takes place annually. The proceeds of which go to a local charity or a local branch of a national charity. Last year’s designated charity was the “Hearing Hub” a local branch of the NDCS which received £1,000.

Brethren in Ballycarry also held an annual charity breakfast on Easter Monday raising £1000 for the Larne branch of the RNLI.

Other activities have included bed pushes from Carrickfergus to Larne; a fancy dress sponsored walk from Ballygally to Larne; sponsored cycles, barbecues, ballots and many more.

The local charity committee also assists with funding “TLC Teddies” which provides sterile wrapped teddies into every hospital in Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland at a cost of £35,000 per annum.

The committee has thanked everyone who has contributed to the many activities.