The members of Lodge No 815 in Killin have donated a cheque for £450 to the committee raising funds to place festive lights on the lampposts in Main Street Killin for this year’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations, the cheque was presented by Dougal Ireland the acting lodge secretary and received by Amanda Clark and Mike Beresford. Mike also received a donation of £100 to help the Hogmanay Firework Fund renew the floodlights on Dochart Bridge.
A donation of £450 was also included from the MacNab Society of America to replace the lights on Innes Bhuidhe Island.
Gordon Meek, Master of Lodge Tay & Lyon recently made 3 donations to charities on behalf of the Lodge. The recipients in the photos below were The Stuart McPhail Trust (£100), Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance (£250) and The Dalweem Comfort Club Fund (£200)
Perthshire West goes East!
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Perthshire West will carry out a Provincial Grand Charity walk in 2021 to raise funds for charitable causes throughout the Province. The walk will be from Oban to St Andrews, West to East, and is a well known and travelled walking route.
At this time it is proposed that the walk will take place between 29th May and 6th June and will be split into 12 sections ranging from 12 to 18 miles.
We intend to depart Oban on Saturday 29th May for the first section of the walk and arrive in St Andrews on Saturday 6th June.
All monies raised will be dispersed to local groups and causes within the Province.
If you wish to support this fundraiser you can donate to it at https://gofund.me/751b0e86
The Route, click to enlarge
Benevolence in The Province
The thirteen Lodges that make up the Province of Perthshire West have a proud tradition in giving to local groups and charities as well as supporting the larger national causes, having donated in excess of £100,000 over the last seven years. In 2018 the daughter Lodges gave £12,983 in local benevolence to groups such as Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, Prostate Scotland, Strathcarron Hospice, The Scouts and numerous senior citizen welfare groups.
During the 2020 Covid - 19 pandemic The Grand Lodge of Scotland launched their Civid Challenge Appeal whereby each PGL was donated £2000 which was matched by PGLPW and divided equally to the 13 Lodges in the Province. below are the photos of the nominated groups receiving their £300 donations.