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Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallSaturday, July 11th, 2020 at 2:06pm
The loss of a true Northumbrian
C/o Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

RIP Jack Charlton #AshingtonHero #WorldCup #WorJackie

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/England-World-Cup-winner-form

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Charlton
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallSaturday, July 4th, 2020 at 5:43pm
News from Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Today is Independence Day 2020.

Happy Independence Day 4th July 2020, to all our American friends across the world.

Independence day is celebrated annually in the United States to recognize the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/historical-curren…/4th-of-july/
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallSaturday, July 4th, 2020 at 5:36pm
News from Mark Masons' Hall
C/o Northumberland Mark Masonry

We send our very best and fraternal birthday wishes to H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO our Grand Master.

On behalf of the membership of Byker Masonic Hall we offer our best wishes
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallMonday, June 29th, 2020 at 8:17am
Touching story from the Northumbria Blood Bikes
C/o Tom Stewart, Northumbria Widows Sons & Reivers.

Lost Boy Legacy

Northumbria Blood Bikes are very proud to be able introduce our newest bike to our fleet ‘Lost Boy’. After the hard work of Owen Kerry’s family and friends who have fundraised over the last few years creating a lasting legacy in his honour.

Rachel Kerry, Owen’s mother, said: “We chose the name ‘Lost Boy’ because this was the name of one of the songs played at Owens funeral. We feel that it’s fitting because he’s our boy and he’s no longer with us. The name also links into Peter Pan and that Owen will never grow up and will stay the fun loving young man we all know.

It’s a great honour for us to be able to name a Blood Bike. We don’t want Owen to be remembered as the lad who was murdered on Christmas Eve, we wanted to create his legacy and we were desperate for something positive to focus on and to be able to help others and potentially save lives. To know that we have raised enough money to support the community in this way is comforting for us all.

We have been encouraging as many people as possible to give blood in memory of Owen. He received multiple units of blood at the RVI, delivered by Northumbria Blood Bikes that night so we wanted to give something back.

We assumed, as I think many do, that blood is just available as and when anyone may need it, this isn’t the case. Without Northumbria Blood Bikes the supply of blood for Owen wouldn’t have been available. We had no idea all the other essential duties NBB also carry out.”

Owen’s family and friends have focused on three very important campaigns #APintForOwen to encourage blood donation, #LegacyOfOurLostBoy to support Northumbria Blood Bikes, #StrongerTogether the way they have achieved this…together.

This new bike is supporting people across the North East as it is already on operational duty. All of the volunteers for Northumbria Blood Bikes would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has created Owen’s legacy.

#BloodBikes #ItsWhatWeDo #MakeADifference
Byker Masonic Hall
Byker Masonic HallMonday, June 29th, 2020 at 8:03am
Good News from Lodge Temperance No.2557
C/o the Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland

Freemasons become Freewheelers with Byker Bike Charity Donation

A wheelie good donation from freemasons in Byker has helped a charity passionate about cycling to refurbish more bikes to help members of the community.

Masons from Lodge Temperance who meet at the Masonic Hall in Byker presented a cheque for £100 to Sara Newson, Manager of Recyke y’Bike after one of their members, keen cyclist Tom Oliver found out about the charity’s work. The charity refurbishes donated bikes and sells them at affordable prices to fund their charitable objectives. They have helped many people in need within the community including children from low income families or disadvantaged backgrounds, people seeking asylum and schools.

The Freemasons were given a tour of the facility and saw at first hand examples of the charitable work being done locally.
“I donated an old mountain bike recently and was amazed at the infrastructure and charitable work I saw. I’m sure most people have an old bike lying around unused at home and this could be used by the charity to help someone. I’m delighted that the Lodge have recognised their good work and donated to them, “said Tom Oliver.
Sara Newson, General Manager at Recyke y'Bike said, “Every donation is used to help others and we are very grateful.”

For further information and details about Northumberland Freemasons, visit our website, see link below.

https://northumberlandmasons.org.uk/

Northumberland Freemasons have produced a video about Freemasonry in the Province of Northumberland.

https://youtu.be/cuhfC_waVcQ

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