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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

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Dilhani

I’m originally from Sri Lanka and before moving over here I worked as an accountant. I joined the Relief Chest 17 years ago, initially managing the donations, but over the years I got back into the accounting side of things. I now do all the accounts for the scheme which I enjoy because I like…

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Terry

I’ve been a freemason for many years but had to retire some years ago because of my mobility. Following an operation to replace my knees, I contracted sepsis and I ended up having four emergency operations. The sepsis damaged my heart and I nearly died twice.   I’ve been left with only 15 degrees of…

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Caroline

I moved from Africa to the UK in 1988, and settled in Harrow, North London. I started off in the corporate world working for the National Lottery, but then had a career break to have my two children. Once they were all grown up, I came and worked for The Freemasons’ Grand Charity as I…

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Les

Well,  I’ve been with the masonic charities for over thirty years, having joined the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys (RMTGB) back in 1988!   I come from a strong masonic family – my father and uncles were all keen freemasons. When the job came up it was advertised throughout the provinces, including my…

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