THE Hampshire & Isle of Wight Masonic Grand Charity – known by most simply as the Tom Langton Fund – have teamed up with Prince of Wales Lodge No 1705, one of the eight in Gosport, to present cheques to the value of £600 to the community-led charity which promotes learning and literacy and which only opened last May following lockdown restrictions alongside development.
Speaking at the Elson Hub and Library event as a representative of the Tom Langton Fund. Steve Frost said how heart warming it was to be able to support the hub which, “works with local schools, residents and organisations and provides such a welcoming environment”.
And David Andrews, Charity Steward of Prince of Wales Lodge, said: “The local masons are part of the community and charity is one of our key precepts. We work very hard as an organisation to raise money to go back into the wider, non-masonic community.”
The donations were welcomed by the Chairman of Trustees Jan Almond and Jamie Hutchison, Treasurer, who were interested to find out that the masonic Grand Lodge represents the second biggest charity after The National Lottery in the UK and were surprised just how many organisations in Gosport had benefitted over the years.
PICTURED: From left, W. Bro. David Andrews, Jamie Hutchison, Jan Almond and W. Bro. Steve Frost. Photograph courtesy of Linda Hall