Money donated to good causes

By Ian Dipple Friday 11 April 2014 Updated: 11/04 09:37

ALMOST £3,000 which would have been paid to the tax man has been donated to good causes by Redditch freemasons.

Age UK, Indigo Arts, Redditch Amateur Community Boxing Club, Redditch Association for the Blind, Redditch and Bromsgrove Sea Cadets, the League of Friends at the Alexandra Hospital and children’s bereavement charity Touchstones all received a share of £2,750.

The money was raised through gift aid - a scheme which allows the tax to be retained on charitable donations - on the £10,800 given to charity by freemasons in Redditch in the last year. Nationally £6.6million was given to charity by freemasons in the last 12 months making it the second largest grant giving body behind the national lottery.

The cheques were handed over by Robert Vaughan, Provincial Grand Master for Worcestershire, at a special lunch event at the masonic hall on Easemore Road on Sunday (April 6).

He said supporting local charities was an important part of freemasonry.

“It connects us with the local community that provides the support we need from that local community and it’s about the support we can give in return.”

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