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November 2016

In conjunction with friends from Janus Lodge members attended a Ladies weekend in Stratford on Avon . Excellent hotel and good company with over £1000 raised for charity over the three days involved .

Earlier in the month the Master of the Lodge had married and members attended a sparkling reception at Theobalds Park near Cheshunt in Hertfordshire . Many congratulations to Jack and Sandra who subsequently left for a honeymoon in Arizona , hopefully to exclude a visit to Yuma State Prison!

January 2016

Members attended a Burns Night Lodge meeting at Chingford organised by High Beach lodge. The haggis was  piped in the traditional way and served with a whisky tot after Burns' poem Ode to the Haggis was given .The festive board raised an excellent £800 for Charity among the 70 Freemasons who were present.

December 2015

Members and their partners attended a Ladies weekend at the Imperial Hotel Hythe.
£800 was raised for charity over the three days involved.

October 2015

Members and their partners also attended a 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration dinner hosted by the Lodge Secretary , John Mansfield, and his lady Lesley. A somewhat boozy time was had by all!

July 2015

Lodge members and their guests attended an excellent sunday lunch at the Chicester Hotel , Wickford , Essex .
Later in the month members attended two barbeques organised by Masonic friends .
Around £1500 was raised for charity between the three events .

January 2015

 A numbers of members attended a Burns Night Supper courtesy of High Beach Lodge . An excellent evening of Haggis , Bagpipes and Whisky with just under £1000 raised for charity.

November 2014

Members and partners attended a Ladies weekend at the Norton House Hotel in Winchester which had been organised by friends within Janus Lodge.. Substantial sums were raised for charity through a tombola held at the main banquet.

June 2014

Members and their guests enjoyed a most convivial Sunday lunch at Bartellas restaurant near Chelmsford.  £150 was raised for charity .

December 2013

In conjunction with Janus Lodge who had organised the event, members of Danehurst Lodge and their partners attended a most enjoyable ladies weekend at the Marriot Hotel, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Substantial funds were raised for Charity through  a tombola at the ball which was held on the Saturday evening.

Widows of Lodge members attended a “Broken Column “lunch at the Masonic Hall Chingford courtesy of Lodge members.


MASONIC CHARITABLE GIVING

Freemasonry is thought be the second largest contributor to charitable causes in the country behind only the National Lottery. Approximately 25% of charitable contributions go to non Masonic charities .Unlike other very worthy charities we do not rattle tins on street corners and all contributions come from within our own membership.

Through its umbrella charity The Masonic Charitable Foundation English Freemasonry particularly supports four main charity stems:-

The Grand Charity.
Which supports individuals in need , and a wide range of charitable causes including , for example, medical research by the Royal College of Surgeons , restoration work of numerous Cathedrals within the country ,mental handicap. drug abuse, age research, and emergency aid to counties affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. A full list of donations by the Grand Charity can be found via www.grandcharity.org or via www.mcf.org

The Royal Masonic Benovolent Institution
Which looks after the aged and sick and operates numerous residential care homes throughout the country which are available to both Masons and Non Masons?

The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys
This attends to the education of orphans , both Masonic and non-masonic

The Masonic Samaritan Fund
Provides cost of medical care where long waiting times are otherwise involved and also respite care.

Individual Lodges

All Individual Freemasons Lodges raise funds for charitable purposes to take care of the widows of past members and others who may be in distress. Individual members can ask the Lodge to support causes close to them and at Danehurst Lodge we have, for example, supported Macmillan Nurses, The British Heart Foundation, Little Havens Children's Hospice, various adult Hospices in Essex and the RNIB amongst many others. We also support Tender Loving Teddies which provides teddy bears for hospitals to gift to children who unexpectedly find themselves in Accident and Emergency Departments. The gift of a Teddy has a calming and reassuring effect on children frightened by the experience, and allows nursing staff to offer more rapid and effective treatment. Freemasons in Essex are proud to have recently presented the one millionth teddy under the scheme.

During 2013 our Master walked the length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for his local hospice.

In 2014 Freemasons in Essex have contributed £40000 to Flood relief in Somerset and elsewhere with the United Grand Lodge also contributing £50000 to flood relief.

In 2014 Freemasons in Essex donated £735211 to over 400 local charities.

                                                    

During 2015 Freemasons donated £1.13 m to 13 medical research charities dealing with cancers , stem cell transplantation , heart disease , diabetes, macular degeneration, dementia and alzheimers  , prosthetic limbs and Parkinsons disease

In December 2015 £35000 was also donated to assist with Flood disaster recovery in Cumbria.

In total Freemasons throughout Essex have donated in excess of £1m to local charities during 2015.

It has been confirmed in January 2016 that Freemasons in Essex donated £71645 to local hospices in 2015 and £45000 to Alzheimers research. 

In March 2016 The United Grand Lodge donated £666500 to 17 charities including a donation of £250000 to research into Cystic Fibrosis , £100000 to blind veterans and £40000 to the Royal National Institute for the blind.

May 2017 : Within 48 hours of the Manchester bombing freemasons in Essex gave £10000 to a fund to help the victims. During the same week freemasons nationally have contributed £40000.

LATEST EVENTS
April 2017

Very special meeting held at which one of the members of the Lodge had reached a milestone of 50 years of membership

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February 2017

Installation meeting held at which the Master and Officers for 2017 were invested.

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November 2016

Regular meeting held with new mamber Initiated.

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October 2016

English Freemasons donated £50000 to the British Red Cross the day following the Haiti hurricane damage to assist in relief work.

October 2016

Regular meeting held with £170 raised for charity on the night.

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April 2016

Regular meeting held with £180 raised for charity on the night

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March 2016

It has just been confirmed that Freemasons in Essex donated in excess of £1m to local charities during 2015.

The United Grand Lodge of England have just donated £666500 to 17  national charities.

Full text available on Masonic Charitable Giving page

February 2016

Installation meeting held with new Master appointed for the year ahead . £257 raised for charity on the night
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January 2016

Members attend a Burns Night meeting at Chingford with £800 raised for Charity
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It has just been confirmed that Freemasons throughout Essex donated £71645 to local hospices during 2015 , £45000 to Alzheimer's research and £35000 for flood relief efforts in Cumbria.
Full text available on charity giving page.

December 2015

Widows of former Lodge members attended a "broken column" lunch at Chingford as guests of the Lodge. All widows were also sent a Christmas gift from the Lodge to reinforce that neither they, or their late husbands , are forgotten. This  gesture of remembrance is something many of the widows value far more than the gifts monetary value .

Ladies weekend held at The Imperial Hotel , Hythe Kent courtesy of Janus Lodge who were kind enough to organise the event. A total of £800 was raised for charity over the three days.
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November 2015

Regular meeting held but which 
was attended by The Assistant Provincial
 Grand Master for Essex . Passing ceremony conducted .
Brethren dined together afterwards with £205 raised for charity.

Cluster meeting held for all Lodges
meeting at Chingford with an
interesting talk given on the Vulcan
bomber.
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October 2015
 
Regular Lodge meeting held which welcomed a new member into the Danehurst family.Members and partners also attended a 40th Wedding anniversary Dinner hosted by the Lodge Secretary and his lady
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Summer 2015

Three summer social events held which raised significant sums for charity.
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April 2015

Unusual ceremony held during regular lodge meeting 
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February 2015

Installation of new Master of the Lodge was held .
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January 2015

Members attended a Burns Night Supper with significant funds raised for charity.
Full text available on current years activity page

November 2014

Regular meeting held 
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October 2014

The Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Essex attends the Lodge to witness the Initiation of a new member.
members also attend a combined Lodge meeting to hear a talk by the Curator of The Royal Artillery Museum on the history of the Victoria Cross.
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April 2014

Regular meeting held.
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February 2014

Lodge Secretary gives an informative talk on the origins of the City Of London Livery Companies
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January 2014

First Masters presentation jewel recovered by the Lodge secretary from an auction site in Australia.
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December 2013

Assistance given by the Lodge Master helps a local hospice to secure a grant of £50000. 
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November 2013

Lodge banner replaced after 50 years of service.
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October 2013

Master of the Lodge completes a walk along the Great Wall of China to raise funds for charity.
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Paul Woodward, our Master for 2013-14 was installed by his predecessor. Brethren enjoyed a most convivial festive board after the event and raised £250 for charity.
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