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Freemasons give Craven projects a cash boost
10:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in News
To mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the Freemasons in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, have awarded grants to six Craven projects.
They gave £5,000 to Burnsall Village Hall for new window and stage curtains, £2,000 to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue for equipment, £750 to Addingham Civic Society for the football field and playground, £500 to Appletreewick Village Hall towards a kitchen upgrade, £400 to Skipton’s Royal British Legion Band for new instruments and £400 to Sight Airedale for the purchase of demonstration items.
The grants were part of more than £200,000 given out across the region.
Provincial Grand Master John Clayton said: “We wish the organisations who have received our grants all the best in their endeavours.
“In the last 25 years the Province has given almost £3 million to support local non-Masonic causes.
“It was all donated by members of the Province, their families and their friends.”