Early 2016 W Bro D Wright PPSGD joined up with fellow riders from the Mirfield lodge to undertake a second ride in aid of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution charity riding 153 miles from Mirfield Lodge to the Humber Bridge and back.
This was following his participation in 2014 in the 300 mile 3 day Provincial Perimeter Pedal visiting lodge premises around the boundaries of Yorkshire & West riding Province to raise money for the same charity. W. Bro K Bradley PPGReg provided logistical support throughout the 2014 event.
A selection of images (below) shows a selection of images from both rides.
The above picture shows 2015 Worshipful Master W. Bro D.M. Travis PGJD (2nd left) accompanied by the lodge charity steward W. Bro A Cribbis (far left) presenting a cheque of £500 to Mr S Fawcett the Band master of the Meltham & Meltham Mills Brass Band Junior Section. The funds were awarded to the band from the Provincial Grand Masters Fund following a bid for such funding by Concord Lodge.
Recently members of our lodge enjoyed a social weekend in Scotland during which they took in a visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian just south of Edinburgh. Bros Lester, Gilbert, Mellor and W. Bro Pearson PPDGDC kindly submitted the following photographs showing them visiting the Chapel.
Staff and youngsters at Netherthong Pre-School & Play Group have received a £500 cheque to buy equipment for their outdoor activity area. (July 2016)
The donation came from the Provincial Grand Masters Fund, a masonic charity supporting worthy causes in the local community following an application by Concord Masonic Lodge. The cheque was presented to senior practitioner Melanie Kaye by W Bro Andrew Cribbis, charities steward of Concord Lodge. Melanie said: “We are grateful for the Freemasons for their support in boosting our fundraising efforts to buy the equipment that we need. Our children will greatly benefit from the improvements that we can now provide for their learning.”
W Bro D Wright PPSGD (centre) represented Concord Lodge in the 2017 Provincial Harewood Golf Trophy at Otley having qualified by competing in Huddersfield & District tournament.
The lodge year concluded with our traditional Christmas Carol night helod on the final Tuesday before Christmas. This included the infamous rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas" accompanied this year by members of the Meltham & Meltham Mills Brass Band.