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Ikley groups get £3,000 cash boost from freemasons
10:00am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
Groups and organisations in Ilkley benefited from £3,150 from local freemasons last year.
Freemasons in the Province of Yorkshire, West Riding gave more than £200,000 in grants during 2012, to applicants in their province, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The beneficiaries in Ilkley included Addingham Civic Society who were awarded £750 for the football field and play ground.
The Sight Airedale charity, which supports people with impaired sight, was given £400 for the purchase of demonstration items. The third and final group was the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue who was given £2,000 for equipment.
A total of 149 grants were made to applicants in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire.
John Clayton, provincial grand master of Yorkshire, West Riding, said: “This last group of grants completes our work during the year to mark this very special occasion, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign and afford help to those who work tirelessly for their own communities.
“We wish the organisation who have received our grants all the best in their endeavours.”