The Prudence and Industry Lodge of the Freemasons recently presented donation checks worth £460 each to two Chard-based charities – the Alzheimer’s Society and the Chard & District Riding for the Disabled.
The donations were presented by Worshipful Brother Martyn Millward and his wife Lynne, who were motivated to support causes close to their hearts. Having had family members affected by Alzheimer’s disease, they chose to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Beverley Newman graciously accepted the contribution on behalf of the Society, stating that every penny would make a meaningful difference in helping families coping with the devastation of dementia. Community Fundraiser Siân Johnson echoed her sentiments, praising the Millwards’ generosity.
The Millwards also donated to the Chard & District Riding for the Disabled charity, which provides equine therapy for disabled individuals. Impressed by their unrecognized work, Martyn Millward said the group does not get the appreciation it deserves. Simon Duff, representing the Riding for Disabled charity, expressed heartfelt thanks for the Lodge’s donation and recognition.
Overall, the Prudence and Industry Lodge donated £920 between the two worthwhile Chard charities, demonstrating local Freemasons’ commitment to giving back to their community. Both charities expressed sincere gratitude for the generous contributions.
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