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Chard Freemasons present Cheques to Local Charities

Martyn Millward, the Past Master, of Prudence and Industry Lodge, Chard, presented cheques for £460.00 each to The Alzheimer’s Society, Somerset and Chard & District Riding for the Disabled.
Martyn explained that, during his year in office, he, and his wife Lynne, had been keen to support local Charities. Their support for Alzheimer’s Society had been prompted by family experience of this distressing condition. Martyn acknowledged the support given to families by the Society.
Martyn and his wife were also aware of the excellent work carried out by Chard & District Riding for the Disabled, and felt that the charity does not get the support and recognition it deserves.
Beverley Newman, accepting the cheque on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society, assured Martyn that every penny would be spent on supporting those struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society, Community Fundraiser Siân Johnson added,
“We are so grateful that Martyn Millward, Past Master, Prudence & Industry Lodge, Chard, and his wife, Lynne, chose to support the Alzheimer’s Society.
Every pound donated by fundraisers makes a life-changing difference to people living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society provides vital support to families coping with the condition, funds groundbreaking research and campaigns to make dementia the priority it should be. Together, we will end the devastation caused by dementia. There are over 10,300 people estimated to be living with dementia in Somerset. We simply can’t reach everyone without the continued support of our incredible fundraisers like the Prudence & Industry Lodge.”
Whoever you are, whatever you are going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice. Visit the website: alzheimers.org.uk
Simon Duff, accepting the cheque on behalf of Chard & District Riding for the Disabled, thanked Martyn for his support and understanding of the work of the charity. He said, “we feel very honoured that Martyn chose us and very grateful to all the Lodge members who made donations.
Chard & District Riding for the Disabled Group organises riding sessions for physically and mentally challenged children and adults who live in the Chard, Axminster, Crewkerne, Ilminster and surrounding villages. The group helps children and adults with a variety of disabilities enjoy being close to horses and ponies while improving their well-being.
For further information visit the website: charddistrictrda.co.uk.

WBro. Martyn Millward presents cheque to Beverley Newman, Alzheimers Society

WBro. Martyn Millward presents cheque to Simon Duff, Chard & District Riding for the Disabled

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