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Lodge Carron No 139 raises £600 in aid of Prostate Scotland

Prostate Scotland is delighted to be a beneficiary charity of a recent fundraising initiative run by Charlie MacVicar.  Charlie is Almoner of Lodge Carron No 139 in Stenhousemuir, part of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.  A grand total of £1,800 was raised, which was shared amongst the charities Combat Stress and Forth Valley Giving (NHS).

Charlie organised a prize draw amongst members of the Lodges in his local province to ask them to make donations for tickets.  As the draw was run throughout the summer, he contacted members by email and through social media.  His task was made harder during a time when Lodges were not holding any meetings.  We were delighted to meet him and his wife Caroline at the Falkirk Wheel earlier this month to thank him for his great efforts.  It was also a great opportunity to  hear more about his fundraising in person and receive his donation for Prostate Scotland.

Said Charlie “It was a privilege to hand over the cheque for such a worthy cause and one which is close to our hearts, this is also the nominated charity by the Grand Lodge of Scotland. I had hoped to have fellow Brethren for support at the presentation but sadly due to the current restrictions this was not possible. Raising this money would not have been possible without all the support from family and friends, I feel very humbled many thanks to you all for your generosity and making contributions to the raffle.”

Prostate Scotland is absolutely delighted to receive such tremendous support from Lodge Carron No 139 and our charity partners the Grand Lodge of Scotland.  We would like to thank all the Lodges of the Province of Stirlingshire and their members for their continuing contributions and engagement with our work.

NB: social distancing restrictions were observed during this presentation

Virtual fundraising ideas

Whether you’d like to fundraise in aid of our work from home, or would like to get out and about in an active challenge, head to our virtual fundraising pages:

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