Due to the generosity of Cheshire Mark Masons The CPMBF has, over the years given help to a wide range of people and causes. some of these stories are recounted below.
Aash Takes the Chair
CHESHIRE VIEW at Christleton played host to a different sort of ceremony when six-year-old Aash Ramouter-Evans was “installed” in a new state-of- the- art wheelchair thanks to the Cheshire Provincial Mark Benevolent Fund. Our picture shows the Deputy Provincial Grand Master Austin Bamber presenting a cheque for the wheelchair to Mark and Shaieleena Ramouter-Evans, the parents of Aash, who is happily seated in his wheelchair, which is already making a remarkable difference to his life.
The War at Home
“Six hens and a cockerel, and grow your own vegetables; eggs from woodpigeons nests or any other nest you can find; catch fish from the canal.
All these ‘luxuries’ could be added to your weekly ration of 2oz of butter, margarine, and sugar.
The Mark Barn
On Saturday 9th May 2009 the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. David Alldred PGJOv opened “The Mark Barn” at Dunham Massey Scout Camp, near Altrincham, Cheshire.
Donation Aids Restoration of Organ Case Pipes
Following an application from Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, for help with the restoration of the historical organ case pipes, Cheshire Provincial Mark Benevolent fund made a grant of £1000.00 towards the cost of this restoration.
Cheshire Mark Charities 2008 Update
The following extract from the Report of the Provincial Committee of Benevolence lists the grants and donations which the Cheshire Mark Benevolent Fund have made in the last twelve months.
Park Lane Special School, Macclesfield
The Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Bro. David Alldred PGSD and W. Bro. Paul Bullows recently attended an open morning at what really is a special school.
Stockport Talking Newspaper
For 30 years, the Stockport Talking Newspaper, located within the Eyeline (Stockport Institute for the Blind) building in Shaw Heath, has been bringing the headlines to the local blind and partially sighted people.
Fishing in the Face of Adversity
On a bright but slightly overcast Wednesday morning in June 2007, a group of Cheshire masons with a common interest in matters piscatorial gathered at Marton Heath, near Congleton for the first meeting of the recently formed Cheshire branch of the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Club.
Community First Responders
The Mark Province of Cheshire, in its drive to support charitable work in the community, is supporting a project known as “MRAS First Responders Community Scheme”.
Cheshire MBF supports Meningitis Bookmark Project
Towards the end of last year, an 11 year old boy, Adam Doughty, was suddenly and tragically struck down by meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia.
The Mark, Our Charity………… Good News!
The Mark continues to be active in Charitable work at all levels, in this edition of our Newsletter we can report the following successes for the Communities of Cheshire –