A night to assist charity

The Freemasons of Blayney, members of Lodge Carringtonia, held a very successful fundraising dinner for Can Assist Blayney.

All this and more: Roger Hamer, Elizabeth Russ, Nick Lee and Rob Finlay at the Can Assist dinner. Photo: Contributed

All this and more: Roger Hamer, Elizabeth Russ, Nick Lee and Rob Finlay at the Can Assist dinner. Photo: Contributed

With 51 people attending the dinner which was held at the Blayney Goldfields Motor Inn where and excellent two course meal was presented. The night raised $887.

For the evening, Mr Nicholas Lee, a new resident to Carcoar and former camera man for the 60 Minutes news program gave a very interesting insight into how the program came into existence.

Nicholas talk also include many experiences which occurred during the making of the program and the range of people he met and some of the dangerous and funny events that occurred.

This is the first of the fundraising activities that Lodge is undertaking this year in the Blayney community with Can Assist Blayney again the major beneficiary.

Can Assist are committed to ensuring that all people in NSW, regardless of where they live, have access to cancer treatment and care. By providing support for accommodation and financial assistance to people from rural and regional NSW to ensure that country people are given the same opportunities as people in city centres.

The fundraising for Can Assist Blayney will also receive extra funds from Masonicare the Grand Lodge charity group. This year’s aim is to raise $3000. Other activities will be an open night at the lodge room which will feature and introduction to Freemasonry and the Music and Musical heritage and how music plays a part in Lodge social activities.

Funds raised from this night will go to the Lodges donations to the local High and Public Schools.

The lodge will also be holding Wood raffles to assist the above cause.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organisations where members adopt the principles of integrity, goodwill and charity.

Freemasonry is a not-for-profit organisation and encourages members to be involved in charitable works and community involvement.  

If you would like any further information please contact Roger Hamer 6368 3387, Wayne Cheney 6368 1034 or Don Savage 0408 028 883  

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