On Monday 17th March, Downshire Lodge, one of 93 Freemason’s Lodges in Berkshire, held a Charity Curry evening in aid of the Berkshire Masonic Charity at The Tamarind Tree Indian Restaurant in Peach St, Wokingham. 54 members and friends enjoyed a fantastic meal, followed by a raffle and an auction, raising £1,208.38 for the charity.
This is the second time this charity evening has been held and they have raised nearly £2,000 in two years while everyone has had a great time.
The Tamarind Tree is part-owned by Koush Miah (a member of Downshire Lodge) who together with all the staff worked hard to ensure that the event was a great success for which the Lodge thanks them.
The picture shows members and friends of Downshire Lodge together with Tamarind Tree staff displaying the proceeds of the evening for the Berkshire Masonic Charity.
The Berkshire Masonic Charity exists to provide grants to worthy causes in and around Berkshire. Applications for support grants can be made by local organisations or individuals and the objectives of the Charity are to:
- Relieve poverty and distress among inhabitants of, and visitors to, Berkshire Support and provide funds for any other wholly charitable organisation which operates to relieve poverty and distress
- Advance religion and education
- Support any charitable trusts or organisations that may benefit all or some of the inhabitants of or visitors to Berkshire
Since its inception, grants totalling over £800,000 have been made to nearly 1,000 recipients in and around Berkshire.