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70 years of service

Worcestershire Freemasons wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer


Worcestershire Freemasons attended an event to see RJ (Ray) Hollins Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies of the Lodge of St George, No. 5691, presented with a 70-year certificate for long service to Freemasonry. Members were also applauded for projects demonstrating commitment to the local community.

The presentation of a 70-year certificate is a special event, so to have the opportunity to present one to such a revered Brother was a particular honour for the Province. The presentation was made by Past ProvGM Robert Christopher Vaughan, supported by Provincial Officers and distinguished guests. It was only the third time in its history that the Province had presented such an honour, making it a wonderful experience and celebration for all.

The Province’s leading Freemasons were also wearing pink to support the nationwide campaign by Breast Cancer Now to raise money to support research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ProvGM Stephen J Wyer, along with Provincial Charity Steward David Dey and Provincial Almoner William FG Tucker, swapped their Masonic aprons to proudly wear pink in the form of pink shirts and ties during non-ceremonial duties.

Every 10 minutes, someone hears the unfortunate words ‘you have breast cancer’. That’s why Breast Cancer Now works with the brightest minds in research labs across the UK and Ireland to make lifesaving research happen. They are on a mission to make sure that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives and is supported to live well. Wearing pink is a show of support to say you are actively helping to get there.

Praise also went to Stephen and William who personally organised a Prostate Screening Day at Rainbow Hill Lodge Rooms. One in eight men will get prostate cancer, with South Birmingham being one of the UK’s hot spots. Worcestershire members Mike King and Emerson Holder are among a growing number of men who have survived prostate cancer due to early screening and from taking action. The resonance of their stories saw a large participation in the screening day activities.

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