Charity

 Weatheroak Lodge No.7214 Charity Page 

In common with most Masonic Lodges and, in addition to funds raised for National Charity Appeals, Weatheroak Lodge has assisted the following Masonic and Non-Masonic Charities and Organisations.

Acorns Children's Hospice  - The Teddy Bears Appeal - Saltways Carehome, Redditch - Birmingham Chidrens Hospital Charities - Motor Neurones Andrew Stanley Tribute Fund - Victoria School for the Disabled in Northfield - Macmillan Nurses Fisher House QE Hospital - Solo Life Oppurtunities Charity - QE Kidney Patients Association - QE Breast Cancer Clinic - Molly Olly Childrens Cancer Charity.

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W.Bro. Steve Stowe  (above) is the Lodge Charity Steward and he assists the Brethren in organising social events to raise monies for deserving causes.

 8/01/21 Brethren we have received the following thank you letter From Molly Olly Childrens Charity

 Stephen Stowe - Weatheroak 7214 Masonic Lodge

 7th January 2021

 Dear Stephen

 Thank you so much for your kind donation of £1000.00, received in support of Molly Olly’s Wishes.

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We are always thankful for your support and we really do appreciate your kindness in these extraordinary and challenging times especially as we have not been able to host our usual events and fundraise in the same way.

 We have experienced an increase in demand for our services, particularly with regard to wish requests.  This is in part due to some other charities needing to suspend their services

 During lockdown we also took on a new project supporting the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust at their request and with their support and advice have put together a new webpage on the Molly Olly website that they can direct families to who need help and advice. This provides a whole lot of different links in one place to make it easier for families. The Trust approached us as a trusted organisation as they were unable to react quickly in a way that is safe for families to use. It has helped create a stronger bond that will help us both to react quickly to the request of family members for much needed help and advice.

To have a child with a serious life-threatening illness is incredibly difficult in so many ways at the best of times however with the pandemic this is made even more challenging. With the help of local companies and individuals we were able to bring some festive cheer to families by providing Christmas Gift Boxes and Food Boxes. These included lots of different goodies that all the family could enjoy and all the recipients were delighted with them.

As one parent commented when we delivered their parcel “Many of the ways that Molly Olly’s help may seem small but it’s not to us, it really does make a difference and it is very comforting to know that we have your support.”

We couldn’t help without your donations so thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do and don’t forget if you have any questions about our work please give us a call and we would be happy to answer them.

Happy New Year to you all.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Ollerenshaw

!7/11/2020  W.Bro.Brian Phillips deliverd a new 55 inch Smart TV to the Solo Life Opportunities Childrens Charity.

Well Done Boss.

Dear Mr Phillips and the Members of the Weatheroak Lodge No 7214,

I am writing to say thank you for your generous donation of the 55 inch television and stand for the members of 411 Chester Road.

Thanks not only comes from myself but the members who can now enjoy watching football and films with a cinematic feel.

Kind regards

Lesley

Lesley McClelland

Lead Support Worker Chester Road

Social Life Opportunities

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Weatheroak Lodge No 7214  In the Masonic Province of Worcestershire 
 
 Dear W Bro Secretary. 
 
It is with great pleasure I can now finally report that the above charity event has been concluded and has raised a grand total of £1710.00 having been collected by means of the Solo Life Opportunities   ( www.justgiving.com/fundraising/so-lo ) 
 
A meeting took place on the 16th March 2020 at the Solo head office in Chelmsley Wood where a symbolic Cheque was presented to the support Manager Maria Brown. The donation fund will be used entirely by Jordan, Aimee, Sophie and Mathew as the residents at the 411 Chester Road facility. 
 
Brethren, families and friends, a big thanks for your wonderful generosity in supporting this important charity for the Solo Life Opportunities. The donation will greatly assist all of the residents at the Chester Road site by enriching their personnel happiness and well-being. 

Many thanks 
 Yours sincerely and fraternally

W.Bro. Brian Phillips

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Dear Bryan   It was so lovely to meet you today – thank you for coming in with the amazing presentation cheque.   I hope the attached picture does it justice!  Everyone got in on the act in the end – which was great fun!   Huge thanks for what you have done to support Jordan and his friends in Supported Living – it means a lot!   Many thanks again – and look forward to hearing about your next adventure!   kind regards   Maria   Maria Brown Fundraising Co-ordinator SoLO Life Opportunities 38 Walnut Close, Chelmsley Wood Birmingham, B37 7PU Tel: 0121 779 3865 Website: www.solihullsolo.org E-mail: maria.brown@sololifeopportunities.org Embracing Disability, Empowering Lives

Donationto Kidney Patients Association
February 2020 Cetificate of thanks

W.Bro. Alaiistair Page on behalf of the Lodge
presented a cheque for £361.25 to the Queen
Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Patients Association.

 

QE Cancer Charity 2020



W.Bro. Alaistair who has benifitted from organ
replacement acts as a volnunteer at the QE and he
was deilghted to make this donation to this assist
the hospital in itspioneering work in the fight
against Cancer.

W.Bro. Peter O@Shaughnessy

Website Administrator

Donation to Breast Cancer Charity
A Charity collection on Ladies Evening Festival
raised £750.00

Lesley and I had a very very successful and
memorable Ladies Evening Festival held at Moseley
Masonic Hall 14th December 2019.

BreastUnit£750

It was very well attended with over 100 guests and
Lesley decided that the Charity of the Evening
would be the Breast Cancer Clinic at Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Charity Collection
raised the magnificent sum of £750.00 which
we presented to the Queen Elizabeth Charity 10th
January 2020.

Cheque presentation photo and a copy of their
thank you letter below.

Yours Sincerely and fraternally

W.Bro. Alan Smith Worshipful Master 

 

Tiger in Irelan a Great success - Brian has raised £750 so far for this deserving Charity WELL DONE BRIAN

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Clay Pigeon Shoot Summer 2019
Clay Pigeon Shoit - Bros. Darren Cresswell and
Mike Southall presented our Almoner W Bro. Martyn
Davies with the surplus this event, a magnificent
sum of £125. This will be used by Martyn
in carrying out his duries Almoner

W.Bro. Peter O’ Shaughnessy Website
Administrator ClayDarrenMick

28/9/19 Donation to QEHKP
W.Bro. Alaistair Page presented a cheque for
£413.75 to Nick Flint the Chairman of the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Patients
Association which was gratefully received and i am
sure will be faithfully applied.

Peter O'Shaughnessy Website AdministratorBarnt Green Bonfire & Firework Display 3rd November 2018 5.00pm start.

Brothers Mike Southall and Darren Cresswell are once again asking for volunteers from the Lodge after a very successful event last year.

This will be an agenda item at the Officers Committee Meeting 23/10/18 6.30 pm start.

A poster detailing this event is shown below

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Worcestershire Grand Lodge Festival 2022

Each Province is asked once in every 11 years to collect funds for the Masonic Charitable foundation. The Festival System in English Freemasonry has been developed to rotate specific fund raising evenly around the Provinces. There are 44 Provinces in the system. Formerly each Province supported all of the previous four Masonic charities. 

A Festival Appeal is designed to last for 5 years or so, and we have the advantage of knowing in advance when our Festival will end and which charity we will be supporting, which enables us to plan in advance. It is then up to the Provincial Grand Master to decide when we start and that has been decided as 2017, giving us a 5 year festival.

16th October 2018 - Cheque Presentation for Festival 2022

IMG_6750.jpg (thumbnail)Thw Worshipful Master W.Bro. Alastair Page was pleased to present on behalf of Weatheroak Lodge a cheque for £300 to the Deputy Provincial Grand Master the Very W.Bro. S.J.Wyer for the Worcestershire Provinces Festival Appleal 2022.

A pleasant night was had by all - a raffle for a bottle of gin raised £113 and the Charity Appeal raised a further £139 and were also donated to the 2022 Festival Appeal.

Therefore at last nights Regular Lodge Meeting a grand total of £552 was raised for this worthy Charity.

W.Bro. Peter O'Shaughnessy  Website Administrator.

In common with most Masonic Lodges and, in addition to funds raised for National Charity Appeals, Weatheroak Lodge has assisted the following Masonic and Non-Masonic Charities and Organisations.

Acorns Children's Hospice  - The Teddy Bears Appeal - Saltways Carehome, Redditch - Birmingham Chidrens Hospital Charities - Motor Neurones Andrew Stanley Tribute Fund - Victoria School for the Disabled in Northfield - Macmillan Nurses Fisher House QE Hospital

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We started another Masonic year in September 2017 and details of our fund raising events are listed below :-

Fisher House is this years Charity and the Brethren of the Lodge have raised £1240 from collections at Lodge Meetings and social evenings including our Ladies Night Festival.

Fisher House is a ‘home away from home’ for military patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and their loved ones.

Mission Statement - Fisher House.

It is  a ‘home away from home’ for military patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and their loved ones.This means that when military patients are being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, their families can stay at Fisher House.

Due to the world class care carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the lessons learnt from the battlefield, servicemen and women often survive injuries today that they would have died from just a few years ago. But injuries sustained can be life-changing, and for their families, the knock at the door is something they dread.

When we speak to the families of injured service people, they tell us that when they hear their loved one is injured they just want to get to Birmingham as soon as possible, without any thought about where they will stay when they get there. Fisher House is here for them: a ‘home away from home’ within walking distance of the hospital, providing a safe space for families to adjust and recover during this difficult time.

W.Bro. Peter O’Shaughnessy Website Administrator.

Tue, 23rd January 2018

Barnt Green Bonfire Night 2017 - Cheque for £1450 raised for Charity Account  Fireworks 2017 (thumbnail)Bonfire20172 (thumbnail)

Bros. Darren Cresswell and Michael Southall have been involved at the Scout Centre since the 1970’s as they were both Boy Scouts . There has been a bonfire at Barnt Green for over 20 years but Darren, Micheal and Bro. Bob Amos took it over from the church charity to raise funds for the new Scout Centre when the old one burnt down by vandals. 

This event has been very successful and the Boy Scouts now have a new Scout Hut and all their tents and other apparatus have been replaced. The Girl Guides and local Cricket club are now also now involved so they can raise monies for their own organisations.

Bob Amos  proposed Darren and Michael  into Freemasonry and they are now active members of Weatheroak Lodge, they asked the Lodge to help with last years bonfire night as they were struggling in getting enough volunteers to help with this event.

Members of the Lodge gave a positive response and Bros John Summers, Stephen Hall, Alan Smith, W.Bros. Steve Stowe, Glynn Egginton, Geoff Swann, Ray Golden and myself volunteered to help out in the Barnt Green Community Bonfire as we new how much it meant to the late Bro. Bob Amos. 

Ray and I spent the evening in a caravan counting money while the younger Brethren manned the turnstiles.

That night It was also good to see Bob’s widow Peggy helping out at one of the stalls.

Darren and Mick also organised with a dedicated team of helpers to set up the event and prepare a spectacular fireworks display and the crowd were not disappointed. 

Weatheroak Lodge are happy to have helped out on the night and we have also volunteered help for this years Bonfire Night.

It was great feeling to take part in this Community Event and at Lodge last Tuesday Darren and Michael generously  presented the Lodge with cheques to the value of £1450 which was gratefully received and will faithfully applied to Masonic and Non-Masonic Charities by our Charity Steward W.Bro. Steve Stowe.

Article by W.Bro. Peter O’Shaughnessy Website Administrator (Proud to be a Mason)