Wyggeston Lodge support children’s cancer trust to provide free holidays for families

The Wyggeston Lodge of Freemasons, which meet in Leicester, together with the Leicestershire and Rutland Masonic Charity Association have generously donated £2,112 to the Harley Staples Cancer Trust to provide a years rent for ‘Harley’s Caravan’ allowing families with children suffering from cancer to spend quality time together at the seaside and away from hospital. The Harley Staples Cancer … More Wyggeston Lodge support children’s cancer trust to provide free holidays for families

Leicester University students progress in their Masonic journey

An Emergency Meeting of Wyggeston Lodge, which meets at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, was held on Friday 18th September 2015 to Pass three of its student members to the degree of a Fellowcraft. Bros. Simon Walmsley, Adam Tilley and James Kelly who are all University of Leicester students joined the Lodge in February 2015 through the … More Leicester University students progress in their Masonic journey

AMULL generously aids University student member to study return

Bro Mike Perrin, a Freemason and member of the Wyggeston Lodge meeting in Leicester, was diagnosed with recurrent colonic cancer in January 2015 during his first year of studying for a MPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford. This was obviously devastating news to receive and he immediately sought to personally pay for his … More AMULL generously aids University student member to study return

Spring Lunch raises more funds for Harley Staples Cancer Trust

Members of Wyggeston Lodge, family and friends gathered at The Griffin Inn, Swithland, Leicestershire on Sunday 29th March 2015 for their annual Spring Lunch. There was a certain buzz around the Old Stables dining room where members, their wives and friends mingled before sitting down to dinner. All those attending were treated to a wonderful … More Spring Lunch raises more funds for Harley Staples Cancer Trust

University of Leicester students continue to join the Freemasons

Another three University of Leicester students, Simon Walmsley, Adam Tilley and James Kelly, joined the Wyggeston Lodge at our meeting on Friday 20th February at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester in a wonderful triple ceremony. Since joining the United Grand Lodge of England’s Universities’ Scheme in 2011, we have welcomed 27 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Leicester University. … More University of Leicester students continue to join the Freemasons

University of Leicester receives £65,000 from the Freemasons for heart research

A University of Leicester research project has received vital further funding of £33,000 from two Masonic charities. In the past 2 years, the Masonic Samaritan Fund and Freemasons’ Grand Charity have donated a combined sum of £65,000 to the DREAM (Daily Remote Ischaemic Conditioning Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction) research study, a randomised controlled trial currently being run in patients’ homes across Leicestershire. Michael Turnbull, … More University of Leicester receives £65,000 from the Freemasons for heart research

Andy: Why I became a Freemason and after 17 years still enjoy it

I arrived in Leicester in the autumn of 1997 at the age of 26 for my first job at Leicester University after graduating with a PhD from Hull. Only knowing one person in the entire city from my comprehensive school days in Somerset, I was keen to build social circles outside of my work colleagues. … More Andy: Why I became a Freemason and after 17 years still enjoy it

Certificate of Appreciation from the Our Space Appeal

We recently donated £407 to the Leicester Hospitals Our Space Cancer Appeal. Our donation will go towards the cost of developing the new children and young people’s cancer unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This includes dedicated upgraded space for children up to 13 years including a playroom and televisions. There is an adjoining but … More Certificate of Appreciation from the Our Space Appeal

The Wyggeston Lodge donates over £780 to 2 local charities

On Saturday 1st February 2014, members of The Wyggeston Lodge attended a charity presentation morning held by the Leicestershire and Rutland Masonic Charity Association at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester to present donations to two local charities. The Immediate Past Master, Tom Bodycot, was given to opportunity to propose the two charities which were the recipients of … More The Wyggeston Lodge donates over £780 to 2 local charities

The Lodge raises over £300 for local Leicestershire and Rutland charities

At our Lodge meeting on Friday 20th December 2013, the members very generously donated a total of £317 for the following local Leicestershire and Rutland charities: Vista – Provides vital services and support to children and adults with sight loss including people with sight loss and learning disabilities, sight loss and dementia and people with dual sensory … More The Lodge raises over £300 for local Leicestershire and Rutland charities