Freemasons donate thousands of pounds to RNLI appeal

Members of The Lord Warkworth Royal Arch Chapter of Freemasons 1879 attended the presentation of a cheque for £3,000 towards Amble's Shannon Lifeboat Appeal on Friday.

Sunday, 31st July 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:08 pm
The cheque presentation towards Amble RNLI's Shannon Lifeboat Appeal. Picture by Bartle Rippon/The Ambler

Members of the Chapter, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its foundation, donated £1,000, while £2,000 was donated by the Freemasons Charity of Northumberland, formerly the Richard Henry Holmes Masonic Benevolent Fund.

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As reported in last week’s Gazette, Amble’s new Shannon is due to arrive in The Friendliest Port at 1pm on Wednesday, October 12, weather permitting. The £200,000 fund-raising campaign towards the cost of the state-of-the-art £2million vessel was reached in June.