Bharati Lodge 56 providing support for local schools
Freemasonry for Women Bharati Lodge No. 56 held its 3rd Anniversary meeting at Secunderabad when four brethren were passed to the Second or Fellowcraft Degree. The day before the brethren had presented benches to the local primary school and in the evening a gala dinner was held to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Lodge’s consecration.
Presentation of a school bench
The lodge is growing
Winter Fayre 2018
The Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro Hedy-Joy Babani led a small but very hard-working team to once again stage our annual Winter Fayre on Sunday 18th November at 402 Finchley Road, London NW2 2HR. Lots of Xmas goodies were on sale and a cafe provided hot drinks and snacks.
Nigel Codron, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Middlesex gave a talk in the Temple about his life in Freemasonry. We were also delighted to receive an unexpected visitor in the form of Mason, the Medical Detection Dog who we had previously sponsored.
Nigel Codron, the Middx APGM
Lots of goodies and food
Mason returns to 402
Canine Partners Presentation
The HFAF Charity was delighted to present a cheque for £5000 to Canine Partners, a Charity providing fully trained Assistance dogs. A special presentation event was held at Drapers Hall on 30th October to showcase the work of the Charity. The Grand Master Christine Chapman, the Past Grand Master Bernice Abram and the President of the HFAF Charity Beverley Emden were present.
The cheque presentation
A very photogenic Assistance Dog
Bharati 56 - Charity Project
News from Lodge Bharati No. 56
“that on 4th Oct we the Women Freemasons of India/ Lodge Bharati-56 organised a personal hygine & health care …. Medical Camp for Women & Girls at Tahirpur Village,Delhi. There were about 120 participants.
Our Brethrens….Dr Gargi Negi (gynec), Dr.Smitha Rao & Dr Shivangi Mehra (Dentists) gave lectures on their subjects. Bro.Anju Paul counselled many girls & women. Private consultancy was offered by Bro.Negi to many.
Excellent field work & management of the event by Bro.Madhuri Sharma.
At the end of the session Sanitary Napkins, Dental kits & packets of Snacks were distributed to all.
We had the cooperation of few coordinators of Leprosy Mission of India which made our event a success.We have been requested to hold many more similar health camps in different village since then.”
The Brethren returned on 6th November to distribute more supplies
Colchester donate to RNLI
Colchester Lodge presents equipment to the RNLI
Members of Colchester Lodge attended a crew night to present the Clacton RNLI with equipment worth £2500. This was made possible by their fund -raising activities over several years.
HFAF at Rickmansworth
HFAF Freemasonry for Women was present at the Middlesex Family Fun Day on 15th July and the Herts Family Fun Day on 22nd July both held at the Royal Masonic Girls School in Rickmansworth. As well as raising the profile of Women’s Freemasonry we also raised funds by running very successful Tombola stalls.
The HFAF Team at Middlesex
The HFAF team at Herts
Bourne Lodge at Zetland Court
On 2nd June, a team from Bourne Lodge No. 35 attended the Zetland Court Annual Fete to help raise funds for this beautiful care home which is run by the the UGLE’s RMBI. Their efforts raised £120.
International Food Day at HQ
On Sunday 29th April a special fundraising event organised by the New Blue Association was held at our London headquarters. As our membership is very diverse we thought it only right to celebrate that diversity by offering a selection of home-cooked foods from our members.
Visitors were greeted by Bro Abigail who was on bar duty
Asian and African dishes
The customers are tempted
The customers enjoying themselves
HFAF donates to Barts Charity
Members of HFAF, Freemasonry for Women, were delighted to make a presentation to the Barts Charity at the London Hospital recently
On Saturday 22nd July Herts and Middx Provinces of UGLE joined together to stage a Family Fun Day in the grounds of the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth. Despite the atrocious weather there was a good turnout and the event was well supported. We provided our usual Tombola Stall and well done to the HFAF Team who battled on despite several drenchings.
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