Freemasons make big donation to Preston's foodbank

Preston's Masonic Lodges have donated thousands of items to help families in the city

Monday, 7th December 2020, 12:30 pm
Preston Masonic group chairman Steve Bolton with donations for the West Lancashire Freemasons Food Bank Appeal
Preston Masonic group chairman Steve Bolton with donations for the West Lancashire Freemasons Food Bank Appeal

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Freemasons of Preston as they rallied together to support the West Lancashire Freemasons Food Bank Appeal.

Donations from the various Preston Masonic Lodges and individual members of food and toiletries have exceeded 2,600 items, with a total value of around £2,500.

Those donations filled an entire room at the Masonic Hall in Saul Street where different lodges deposited their contributions.

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Preston Masonic group chairman Steve Bolton presents Claire Bowerman, Salvation Army’s community centre co-ordinator, with a cheque for £550

The Preston Masonic group chairman Steve Bolton and a team of Masons delivered the donation to the Salvation Army.

Mr Bolton said: ”Preston Masonic Hall is at the heart of Preston and charity is at the heart of Freemasonry so, we could think of no worthier cause to support this winter than the Salvation Army food bank, here in Harrington Street.

“It will mean that our donations are specifically directed to those in need in Preston”

In addition Steve presented Claire Bowerman, the Salvation Army’s Community Centre Coordinator with a cheque for £550 as a further donation to support their wider Christmas Appeal in Preston.