CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
One of our main goals as with Craft Freemasonry is supporting charities throughout the UK.
This year we have made a number of donations to our chosen charities and with hard work and support we aim to continue to grow our donations in the future.
DAN PAYNE MEMORIAL FUND
The Dan Payne Memorial Fund is a family based charity who support children dealing with cancer. They do this by making items and selling at local craft fairs they also rely heavily on donations and support families providing things such as travel tickets, wigs and accommodation.
THE LOGANBERRY TRUST
Working in conjunction with The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust which has been doing PSA screenings for about ten years, The Loganberry Trust set about hiring venues and planning testing programmes.
By doing PSA tests early, you can catch prostate cancer early and the numbers they are catching are more than twice the national average but the closest they get to Swindon is Reading - there is nothing in Wiltshire.
The Loganberry Trust organises drop-in sessions, which involves a man filling out a basic questionnaire and a nurse taking a small blood sample to be sent off and tested. Individuals with high scores will be contacted directly by a medical practitioner.
The DocBike charity combines a highly qualified (consultant level) doctor or critical care paramedic with two wheels to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads due to motorcycle collisions. Wherever possible, this doctor or paramedic also works on the local air ambulance. It is part of their every-day job, to treat and save the most severely injured and sick patients and help them to reach hospital alive.