The Wyggeston Lodge No.3448, which is the United Grand Lodge of England Universities’ Scheme Freemasons’ Lodge for the University of Leicester, welcomed another five new members at their Christmas meeting on 19th December 2014.
These five Initiates are a very special part of the history of the Lodge as they are an ever growing number of young Freemasons that have joined the Lodge which has been particularly resurgent since joining the Universities’ Scheme in 2011. Three of the members are either undergraduate or postgraduate students at the University of Leicester whilst the others work and live locally. The Lodge now has 47 members in total, with an age range between 21 and 90 and an average age of 45.
The festivities continued at the Festive Board where the Lodge members and visitors, including the Leicestershire and Rutland Light Blue Club, enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner with an interjection of rousing christmas carols and songs including ’12 Days of Christmas’ and ‘Good King Wenceslas’.
Through the generosity of those at the meeting, over £240 was raised for LOROS Hospice,a local charity that cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.