Charities

I have taken the last 7 years of charity donations by an average of 32 lodge brethren, plus of course alms box donations by visitors during the period, up to 01/03/2011 to produce the following facts from our three charity accounts audited records:

Masonic Charities
Grand Charity £ 3,010
Covenants £ 1,000
Appeal 2011 £ 15,169
OH Lodge Almoners Fund £ 2,110
Various Masonic Charities £ 1,540
Total £ 22,829
Local Charitable Donations
Leukaemia Unit Russells Hall, MacMillan Nurse, Marie Curie, Acorns Hospice, Cancer Connect Dudley £ 2,147
Alzheimer’s Society Dudley £ 340
Childrens Trust, Tadworth £ 100
County Air Ambulance £ 1,455
Dudley, Hope £ 550
Dudley Mayor Charity Appeal £ 100
Dudley, Olympics £ 200
Edwards Trust, Harborne £ 900
Friends of Stourbridge SEC £ 300
Learning for Life, Halesowen £ 100
Lighthouse Mayor Charity Appeal £ 300
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dudley £ 636
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge £ 2,108
Meadows School, Oldbury £ 500
Motor Neurone Disease Association £ 748
Mountbatten Hospice, I. O. W. £ 110
Red Balloon Learners Centre, Warwick £ 100
Royal National Institue of Blind People (RNIB) £ 30
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) £ 200
Royal British Legion Halesowen £ 100
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak £ 415
St Johns Ambulance, Halesowen £ 250
Sunfield Children’s Home Clent £ 450
When you wish upon a star £ 505
Worcester Cathedral £ 120
Total £ 12,764

A grand total of £ 35,593, or an average of £ 5,084.71 a year, or an average of £ 158.90 a year per capita for each lodge brother.

Yours sincerely and fraternally,

Wor. Bro. D W Nock PPJGW
Charity Steward April 1994 to April 2011
Old Halesonian Lodge No 7104