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I was born and brought up in Cornwall which was a fantastic place to grow up. I trained as a mechanical engineer and I’ve spent the majority of my working life in Bristol. I spent 20 years in export activities, travelling the world, living in the United States and Singapore at times.

 

My father was a freemason and he always wanted me to join but I resisted for a long time. The more he asked the more I resisted, until unfortunately he passed away. Later when I was asked by a work colleague if I would like to join, I did – partly in memory of my dad.

 

I was a lodge charity steward for eight years up until 2012 and then in 2013 I became Provincial Grand Charity Steward. Since then I’ve been involved in fundraising for our 2020 Festival. When the MCF formed I was asked to be a part of their Fundraising Committee and have really enjoyed getting deeply involved with the MCF’s fundraising activities.

 

The MCF does such fantastic work – the way they’re able to support members, the look on the charities’ faces when I see them on behalf of the MCF… it is absolutely brilliant. It’s worth so much to me personally and is a fantastic thing to be part of.

David, Somerset

Our Impact

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. The charity works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern We are proud to have supported Mind Out with a £4,000 grant and are pleased to report…

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Alex

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…

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Karl

I’ve been at Hospice UK for the past 17 years. It sounds cliché I know, but I’ve been doing this job for so long because I’m motivated to know that what I’m doing makes a difference to people’s lives. At Hospice UK, we believe that whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your condition,…

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Frank

I’ve been a freemason for almost 22 years – in fact I’m coming up to the anniversary next month. I’m retired now but I was an accountant by trade; accountant to lodge almoner isn’t the most natural step, but there you go!   About seven years ago our old almoner was going through some family…

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