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Fenland Freemasons Help Fund Mental Health Charity

Funds raised at a Farming Themed event will help to support a vital service.


The Fenland Farmers Lodge is a Freemasonry lodge based in Cambridgeshire, England, that brings together farmers and individuals involved in agriculture.

Two men stand either side of a Mind representative. All are holding the cheque and smiling.
Mind offers a diverse range of services and initiatives that focus on building on individual strengths to aid in the process of recovery from mental health issues.

The Fenland Farmers Lodge recently donated £2,500 to Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind. The lodge made the donation during a visit to the charity's Peterborough office earlier in February as part of its ongoing efforts to support local causes and charities. This money was raised with the support of Tim Smith and included money raised by events at Gordon Easton‘s Farming Museum together with fund-matching from the Province of Cambridgeshire Charity for Care and Relief.

About Mind

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind provides a wide range of strengths-based services and projects to support recovery from mental health problems and promote positive mental health across our diverse communities.

Gary Sutcliffe, the Fundraising Manager at Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind, said:

'I am really delighted with this generous donation; We are all so grateful to the Fenland Farmers Lodge for their donation which will be used to help local people in their recovery from mental health challenges. Mental health is as relevant as ever post-pandemic and fundraising like this will allow us to develop and grow our key services, to help us to support individuals and communities and have a very real impact. Last year we provided direct mental health support to more than four thousand local people and we are always trying to reach more. This donation will support us in our goals.'

Raising Funds

Organised by members of the Lodge, the event, which took place last summer at Gordon Easton‘s Farming Museum included a hog roast. Among those present was the Provincial Grand Master William Dastur. The event showcased a huge and eclectic collection that includes vintage cars, lorries, gypsy caravans, agricultural vehicles, machinery, work tools, posters, toys, luggage and household items. 

The event was a chance for visitors to reminisce about the exhibits or for younger visitors to see some historical items for the first time, as Gordon’s daughter Ruth described: 

'It showed the importance of restoring the history. You can often hear the older generation saying ‘I remember this, or we had one of those’ but the reaction of one young girl seeing everything for the first time was just beautiful.'


'Unfortunately, due to the very poor weather, there were not as many people as expected although those who attended enjoyed themselves immensely,'

 said Danny Ellis, the Lodge Secretary. 

'The weather improved as the day went on and we had more than one hundred visitors attending by the end of the event.'


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