Wantage Freemasons Raise Vital Funds for Brain Tumour Charity

When Tony Naylor was installed as the Worshipful Master of The Berkshire Country Sports Masonic Lodge, he announced that he wanted to support The Brain Tumour Charity. This charity is close to Tony’s heart as he has very dear friends who have been devastated by this condition.

Over 100 Freemasons attended the Festive Board, the meal that follows the masonic meeting, and the raffle and auction that evening raised an impressive £1,550. Tony, together with other members of the Lodge, recently presented The Brain Tumour Charity with a cheque for that amount at their headquarters in Farnborough

Members of Country Sports Lodge present the cheque for £1,550 to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Tony Naylor (3rd left) and Mike Leeke (2nd left) of Berkshire Country Sports Lodge present the cheque for £1,550 to Abi Hames (left) and Geraldine Pipping (right) of The Brain Tumour Charity.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. They fund pioneering research to increase survival and improve treatment options as well as raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours to bring about earlier diagnosis.

The Charity also provides support for everyone affected so that they can live as full a life as possible, with the best quality of life.

Tony said: “I was so proud to see the support from the members of Berkshire Country Sports Lodge and their guests for the Charity. There was a great atmosphere at the Festive Board and everyone was so generous with the raffle and the auction”.

Geraldine Pipping, The Charity’s Head of Fundraising, said: “We are grateful for all the efforts made by our incredible fundraisers and thank the Berkshire Country Sports Lodge for their support. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this by fighting brain tumours on all fronts. We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Tony and his fellow Freemasons that we can change these shocking statistics in the future.”

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