Nov 15 2015
Enthusiastic fund raising by members of two lodges in the Province resulted in £6700 being put towards the building of new classrooms in the African country of Malawi.
It was started by PMs, Bro. Stevie Allan and Bro. David Watson of Lodge Union & Crown No.307 who raised £5000 through bag-packing and a series of other fund raising events.
This included a race night held at Lodge Union and Crown which was heavily supported by the Brethren of Lodge Nitshill No.1478 and which raised £1700 including a cheque donation from Lodge Nitshill.
The money raised by the two lodges went – along with over £100,000 raised through Renfrewshire Council – to the charity Classrooms for Malawi.
The result was the construction of three classrooms, a teachers’ block and a Mary’s Meals kitchen at Williams Village near the town of Blantyre in Malawi with the work being completed this autumn.
Bro. Stevie Allan said: “We were delighted to play a part in raising funds for such a good cause that provides facilities that will be used to benefit future generations of children in Malawi.”
Bro. David Watson said: “We would like to thank everyone who contributed with a special thanks to the Brethren of Lodge Nitshill for their generous support of out race night.”
Bro. Ken Stein PG Steward