The Metropolitan Grand Master hosted representatives from charities across London at Freemasons' Hall last Wednesday 29th November. He presented awards and cheques on behalf of the Metropolitan Masonic Charity and Tercentenary community awards on behalf of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, with the level of this award being decided by a recent public vote.
During the address to the audience Sir Michael said, “ I am very pleased to welcome you all to Freemasons' Hall today, as you can see from the display behind me, Charity is at the heart of what Freemasonry is about. I am delighted that we are able to recognise the amazing work you do through these grants and help you to support communities across London.
Olive Brade from The Drop in Bereavement Centre in East London who received £2,000 from the Metropolitan Masonic Charity said, “the grant we have received means that we can deliver an extra 36 hours of one to one Bereavement Counselling/Peer Support Group for men and women helping individuals process the grief journey.”
Carol McFetridge from METRO Blind Sport who received an award from the Masonic Charitable Foundation's Community Awards said, “The very generous grant will help to support METRO Blind Sport to create inspiring vision impaired sports