by Valerie Martin, Northern Ireland World, 9th December 2022

Members of the Masonic Provincial Grand Lodge of Armagh have once again brought seasonal cheer to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The lodge donated £2,750 to the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust (NICLT) and Young Lives Vs Cancer. NICLT’s drive is to send 100 deserving children to Rovaniemi, Finland every Christmas.

The Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust was forced to suspend that annual trip due to the pandemic. NICLT chair Colin Barkley said: “Every year we fill an aeroplane with children with very particular needs, their families and healthcare professionals as well as a host of equipment to make dreams come true”.

NICLT is a charity that provides care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The Order has been supporting NICLT for almost a decade and this year’s event was its 10th consecutive year.