News from clubs across Weston and Somerset

Somerset Freemasons have raised £25,000 for deprived younger folks in reminiscence of HRH Prince Philip. 
Through donations from their members, the freemasons have raised the unbelievable sum of £25,000 – all in lower than seven weeks. The announcement got here on June 10, which might have been the Duke of Edinburgh’s a centesimal birthday. 
Ben Batley, deputy head of the Freemasons in Somerset stated “I’m honoured on behalf of all of the members of the 89 Lodges that symbolize Somerset Freemasons to announce a donation in extra of £25,000 has been raised to permit for deprived contributors to participate within the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme across the county over the subsequent few years. “It is a bursary fund in reminiscence of HRH Prince Philip who would have achieved his a centesimal birthday right now. The donation ought to help round 250 younger folks in their very own private growth of key life expertise. I want to thank all those that have contributed to this particular fund by way of donations that come from direct giving by members alone.” Weston Soroptimists 
Weston Soroptimists unveiled two commemorative plaques within the perfume backyard which they assist to have a tendency in Grove Park. The first was for a lilac tree planted a couple of months in the past.  Soroptimist International is celebrating its centenary this 12 months and clubs around the globe are planting timber. A method to commemorate, rejoice and do one thing constructive for the setting. 
The second was a Soroptimist rose bush planted in reminiscence of Janet Jones, a much-loved, long-standing membership member who tended the perfume backyard for a few years. Many because of head gardener Johnny, for all his assist. This 12 months we proceed to fulfill on Zoom, and after we are in a position, in particular person. If you want to discover out extra about us, and the causes we help, go to www.sigbi.org/weston-super-mare/ 

The lilac tree planted within the perfume backyard.
– Credit: Weston Soroptimists

Weston Organ & Keyboard Club 

The membership meets on the primary Thursday of each month within the Somerset Suite of Weston Football Club, in Winterstoke Road. Professional artistes are booked to entertain us with all the stunning music we get pleasure from a lot.  There is loads of free parking, an excellent raffle and supper is accessible too. The entry charge is £7. Everyone is made very welcome and our first live performance might be on July 1, when our president Byron Jones might be entertaining us together with his particular music and good enjoyable. For particulars, name Jo Lucas on 01934 812759.

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