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I was born in Chester but I’ve lived inside the North Wales border all my life. I loved developing websites when I was younger, so always wanted to work in IT. I left school at 16 and got a job designing and installing pay-as-you-go internet systems… that was about 10 years ago, and how times have changed! My boss at the time was a secretary of a lodge in Elsmere, and we spent a lot of time on the road together. He taught me a lot about freemasonry but I was too young to join at the time.

 

When I turned 21 I had a flashback to our conversations, and a realisation that I could join! I didn’t know anybody else in freemasonry, so I went online and did some digging. My lodge has a website so I sent an email and it went from there – turns out I was their first candidate from the internet world! I’m 29 now and Worshipful Master for my lodge, the youngest ever by about 10 years.

 

Every Tuesday we have a social event and we make a donation to the MCF in the alms collection. I believe charity is something everyone should be responsible for, which is one of the things that drew me to freemasonry. I’m very lucky to have a family that’s been able to provide for me but not everyone gets that opportunity, and they should. The MCF supports such a wide range of people and charities and it’s brilliant to see the money going directly to people who need it. As a freemason, you’re part of that funding so you feel proud when you see where the money has gone, which makes you motivated to do and give more.

Alex, North Wales

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