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Not to be outdone our overseas lodges have been holding meetings and lodges of Instruction and taking part in fundraisers.

Thank-you at Lewes

To mark the national NHS & Frontline Workers Day on 5th July, Freemasonry for Women and the Province of Sussex came together at the Lewes Freemasons Hall to mark the occasion

Freemasonry for Women and Province of Sussex together at Lewes Freemasons’ Hall

International Women's Day

Freemasonry for Women is proud to salute the achievements of women throughout the ages on this day.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Freemasonry forWomen is proud to plays its part in the empowerment of women both here in the UK and in our lodges overseas.

For more than one hundred years women have stood firm in their belief that they were justly entitled to become Freemasons and to be recognised as such.

In a busy world many women feel isolated and alone in a society which overlooks them. They appreciate the different environment of an all female organisation such as ours. Freemasonry provides women with support networks and friendships which span the divisions of race, class or age whilst offering spiritual and personal development.

Noah's Ark Charity says thank you.

Members from Lodge Justice No. 4, Fortitude No. 6 and Gothic No. 27 were invited to a special Zoom presentation to learn more about the work of the Noah’s Ark Hospice Charity which they have supported for many years. A most interesting presentation was given by Shilpa, who works very hard raising funds for this very deserving project in NW London.

Nore Light remembers John

In memory of John Stewart, husband of RW Bro Irene, Past Deputy Grand Master and a long-standing member of Nore Light Lodge No. 35, the lodge donated £100 to Southend Hospital for the Critical Care Unit where he received treatment. Michaela Marshall from the hospital told the lodge that their donation had gone towards a new fridge for the unit which was going to be stocked with wholesome food for the staff.

Pale Blue Club steps into the limelight

Sunday 17th January saw the Pale Blue Club, for pale blue members of HFAF Freemasonry for Women, step into the limelight at the latest Young and New Masons Socials. A presentation was made by Club Chairman W. Bro. Lesley Adams ably assisted by Bro Tina Akande. She explained how the Club by holding online meetings enabled our pale blue members from all lodges in the UK and also overseas to regularly socialise together. The Club also held special Zoom meetings for candidates to meet members and to learn more about the Fraternity.

Volunteering in the community

Many of our members have been busy supporting their local communities by volunteering their services as drivers, shoppers and prescription collectors.

Some of our members who had retired from the NHS answered the government’s call and returned to front-line service.

Others provided hot meals, baked treats and sewed kit-bags.

Freemasonry for Women (Coventry) supporting a high-flier of the future

When we set up our HFAF Uni Scheme it was with the intention of not only attracting younger members from Universities, it was also with the intention of providing bursaries to deserving students.

A high-flier for the future

Our project at Coventry aimed at re-opening Centrum Lodge 46 as a University Lodge recently received a request from UGLE University Lodge 9907 if we would join with them in supporting a very promising student called Farrah Barber. We were very happy to do so and agreed a sum of £250 and in conjunction with AMULL (Association of Medical, University and Legal Lodges) a grant totalling £1000 was made to enable to Farrah to pursue her MSc studies at Oxford in Social Science of the Internet, having recently graduated from St Andrews with a first-class honours degree in International Relations.

Centrum Lodge was due to be re-opened in April but due to the COVID-19 epidemic this has been postponed until next year. We wish Farrah every success in her future life. She certainly is deserving of our help as she has made every effort to support herself in her studies.

HFAF Charity responding

We have been pleased to respond to local charities and initiatives during this time of national lockdown.

Obviously we had to stop our meetings and the caterer for our Headquarters, Oli’s Kitchen decided to set up a takeaway business for the local area and also to provide hot meals for NHS staff. We were pleased to provide him with funding for 300 meals.

Goods for Good UK, which we have supported in the past, was also providing help to vulnerable families, and the homeless in the local area. We decided to support them with another donation of £1000 which enables them to buy goods. Because of their buying power they are able to obtain goods worth approximately ten times the value of any donation.

Unitas our local Youthzone project obviously had to close down their normal operations but decided instead to focus on helping the homeless and vulnerable in the area. We were pleased to contribute £2000 towards their running costs

So although we are unable to hold our masonic meetings we are still able to provide help and support for our local headquarters area.

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