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.
No-one could miss our stall!
Gwendolyn sold hundreds of tickets
Chestnut Tree Hospice presentation
On Wednesday 19th July the Grand Master was delighted to present a cheque for £7982 to Chestnut Tree Hospice on behalf of HFAF Freemasonry for Women for the purchase of a specialist cot bed. This wonderful Charity supports children with life-limiting conditions and provides this support to their families both at the Hospice and also in the community.
The GM and partner John present the cheque
Sun still shining on Calahonda 53
Monday 12th June, another sunny day here on the Costa del Sol for the Installation meeting of Calahonda Lodge 53. W. Bro. Jan Owens was Installed for a 3rd year into the Chair. W. Bro. Jan has presided over two incredible years for the lodge during which time they have had many new candidates and have raised much needed funds for DEBRA the charity for Butterfly Children.
The Grand Master had a meeting with the Provincial Grand Master of Andalucia Giles Crawford to discuss Calahonda Lodge being invited to their Annual Assembly to make a joint presentation to DEBRA.
Calahonda Lodge 53
WM with GM & DGM
WM with PMs Marion and Peggy
Mason is very well behaved!
HFAF Winter Fayre and Open Day
On Sunday 20th November from 12pm to 3pm we once again opened our doors at 402 Finchley Road, London NW2 2HR not only to promote our Fraternity but also to provide an enjoyable day out for members and visitors. Lots of lovely goods were on sale and there was the customary Fortitude cafe providing hot drinks and bagels.
There’s no doubting what the star attraction was this year. It’s this handsome chap who has been named Mason,what else? Our members have raised funds to pay for his training as a Medical Detection Dog. He has grown somewhat since the first picture was taken but a team from the Charity were there on Sunday with Mason and we were delighted to present a cheque to the Charity.
Introducing Mason who will become a Medical Detection Dog.
Mason is growing up!
Mason is very well behaved!
RIckmansworth Fun Days for HFAF
On two Sundays in July, the Royal Masonic Girls School hosted two Provincial Fun Days, one for Middx and one for Herts. HFAF was pleased to have been invited to have a presence at both events.
Lot of enquiries were received and on both occasions our Tombola was sold out.