Supporting Local Culture
Brigg is hosting the North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival 2020 which has promoted cultural activities since 1900! The festival organisers say “We are extraordinarily fortunate in this rural area to have such a longstanding cultural legacy, which is well respected nationally in the performing arts world. Indeed, a good number of our performers have gone on to forge professional careers in the arts.”
Ancholme Lodge, based in Brigg, is pleased to support the Festival, and have presented a cheque for £500 to the event committee to help them continue their enriching work.
Ship Shape Sea Cadets
Scunthorpe Sea Cadets provide fantastic opportunities for the young people of our area. “Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves.” These are all traits we admired in Freemasonry and we are therefore incredibly pleased to support them for another year with a donation of £500.
The WM, David Hurst, accompanied by the Charity Steward, Trevor Mason, and Treasurer, Robert Kitching, were honoured with a parade and invited to inspect the unit. Afterwards, they were shown a variety of activities that the cadets undertake such as radio skills and first aid. The cadets are a credit to the area!
Support For CMD From Diagnosis to Cure
Brigg Freemasons are proud to support the work of local resident Emma-Jayne Ashley and her volunteers who raise funds for research into finding a cure for Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy as well as providing support for those affected by the condition. The £500 donation was presented at the Brigg Christmas Fair.
Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy is a genetic condition which presents itself in early childhood. It is a multi-systemic Neuromuscular disorder, under the umbrella of ‘Muscular Dystrophy’.
Myotonic Dystrophy is hereditary, and if a child is born with CDM, one of the parents WILL have it. This is quite a daunting realisation, and if there is no prior knowledge if the disorder in the family, it can be a scary thing to come to terms with.
Further information about CDM and the Fight Fund can be found here: https://congenitalmyotonicdystrophy.org/index.html
Defibrillator Available for Public Use
The Freemasons of Brigg have installed a defibrillator on the outside of their building in Cary Lane, Brigg, that will provide emergency support to anyone suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SAC). Using one with 3 minutes can increase the chance of survival to over 70% (according to the LIVES website), and so this central location is ideal for our community.
The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) was purchased by the Freemasons and is under the supervision of LIVES, who respond to medical emergencies prior to the arrival of the ambulance service.
The movement of the AED units is a province wide initiative and will result in over 20 units being available for public access across the county.
Our building on Cary Lane, Brigg, will be throwing it’s doors open for visitors on Saturday 28th September 2019! We will offer information about Freemasonry, tours of the temple and communicate our latest charitable work. More details to come, but put the date in your diary!
Ancholme Lodge prepares for 150th Anniversary
The 150th Anniversary Meeting of the Lodge will take place at 11am on Saturday 26th October 2019 and will take the form of the dedication by the PGM of the new Lodge banner currently being manufactured. The Festive Board following will be held in the Angel Suite, where the menu is meant to replicate as far as practicable that devised for the Centenary Meeting in 1969.
If you wish to join us, please get in touch!
Ancholme Lodge’s £750 donation sets Sea Cadets on the right road
Scunthorpe Sea Cadets put on a parade and inspection to say ‘thank you’ to members of Ancholme Lodge in Brigg for the £750 donation from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund. The money was put towards the Cadets’ minibus fund, and has enabled them to have their own bus for the Ships Company. PO Cullen, Officer in Charge, said “buying the minibus means that the cadets can attend more courses, events, competitions and local community events. This, in turn will boost their confidence, morale and social skills.”
This is the first minibus that the group have purchased for over 10 years, and will remove a barrier to wider participation for the cadets.