Masons lodge donation to help kids
THEY say it takes a community to raise a child.
The Masonic Lodge is pitching in to help by donating $2,500 to the Kyabram and District Parents Advisory Committee.
The donation was presented by chair of the lodge, Dan Spencer, on Sunday afternoon, and is aimed at enhancing learning opportunities for the young people of Kyabram.
‘‘The Kyabram lodge over the past couple of years has set about to raise money to assist an organisation that cares for and educates young people,’’ Mr Spencer said.
‘‘We identified the pre-schools as key organisations having a Address: 17 Deakin Grove, Tongala Price: $389,000 - $409,000
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large impact on young people’s lives.’’
The fundraising effort banded across various avenues in the region.
‘‘We cut and split firewood, which in turn was raffled in Allan St. We sold loads of firewood direct to people in town and at our monthly lodge meetings all members and visitors contribute to a raffle.
‘‘Setting children up for lifelong learning begins with their early education and we are delighted to be able to support our local preschools.
‘‘And so, it gives the Kyabram Masonic Lodge in conjunction with the Freemasons Victoria Foundation great pleasure to present this cheque of $2,500 to Agent: McConnell First National Real Estate Phone: 5853 2588
the Parents Advisory Committee.’’
Jess Halstead, president of the Parents Advisory Committee, was thankful for the donation.
‘‘We are looking at using the money across our local preschools and it will be put towards some projectors and screens for learning,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s great to have this sort of support and we are very appreciative.’’
Mr Spencer added: ‘‘Freemasonry has existed in its current form for hundreds of years. It is an organisation that prides itself in supporting good men to be better men. We actively encourage men in the community who are looking for a pathway in which to support their communities, to research freemasonry as an option to pursue.’’
The $2,500 will go towards projectors and screens for learning.