FREEMASONRY IN THE COMMUNITY
Looking back at the contribution Berkshire Freemasons have made across the local community in the past year
Bro Simon Gartside said: “I had the pleasure of attending my daughter Abigail’s school prize giving “Presidents Day” at Licensed Victuallers School (LVT) Ascot in early July and was delighted to see among the “named prizes”, the Berkshire Masonic Charity’s School Charity Award. What was even more pleasing was that the award given to a girl named Miya Mignot who, since her mum died a few years ago from cancer, has been responsible for raising over £60k – a truly wonderful achievement.
I hadn’t heard of the BMC School Charity Award and wondered how it is promoted; and if there is anything I could do to help?
David Jarvis, Provincial Almoner said: “WBro Richard Grayson approached the Berkshire Masonic Charity with this initiative for promoting charitable work in schools and the scheme has been running for over five years.
The Berkshire Masonic School Charity Award recognises the valuable contribution made by a student in terms of time or fundraising for local charitable good causes. All state and independent secondary schools in the Masonic Province of Berkshire are invited to nominate a student for the award who has carried out significant charitable works in the community during the academic year. The award includes a donation to the student to help with their future studies and one to their chosen charity. New this year, consideration will be given to further special donations to recognise local charities who, with the help of the student, have gone the extra mile and really made a difference in their local community within the Masonic Province of Berkshire.
Richard would be the first to say the children are the real stars, but without his involvement the scheme wouldn’t be a success”.
Richard welcomes enquiries about the scheme from schools in the Province of Berkshire who want to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org