Charity

The County Grand Lodge of the East, District and Private Lodges and our individual members raise thousands each year for local and National Charities. We have worked hard every year and supported Hospital Wards, Children’s charities, Pensioners Nursing Hospice’s, Cancer Research, Help for Heroes, Poppyscotland, War Memorials and many more.

Photograph of Cheque presentation to Liver Transplant Unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from left to right top row, Mr Ian Currie Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Patrica O’Sulivan Liver Transplant Co-Ordinator, Dr Andy Bathgate Consultant Hepatologist, Bro Ronnie Calder District Secretary, RWDM Bro Steven Pratt, Professor Hayes Consultant Hepatologist. Bottom Row, Deputy Change Nurse Samantha Slight, Senior Charge Nurse Lynne Beveridge, Wendy Herries Liver Recipient Transplant Co-Ordinator.

District 26 Presentation to Armadale & District War Memorial Association. In the photograph from left to right, Bro Ronnie Calder District Secretary, Marion Hutton Secretary Armadale and District War Memorial Association Margaret Ross Committee Member, Liz Wilson Committee Member and RWDM Bro Steven Pratt.

Charity donation to Bathgate War Memorial

Charity donation to Bathgate War Memorial Project

Local West Lothian Councillor Harry Cartmill receiving a donation from District 26 towards Bathgate War Memorial Restoration Project. Sadly some names were missing on the memorial, but the have now been added. RWDM Bro Steven Pratt and DDM Bro Craig Hamilton presented a cheque for £1000

Bro Pratt said “We Remember Them All”

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District 26 charity donation to the Coronary Care Unit at St John’s – RWDM Steven Pratt, Deputy District Master Craig Hamilton and District Secretary Ronnie Calder. Bro Steven Pratt said “We are a charitable Institution that helps everyone, regardless of religion, colour, creed, sex or age, the Orange Institution supports our communities and charities”

Coronary Care Unit at St John's

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Our usual Christmas Charity boxes to  CATH (Churches Against The Homeless)

LOL 209 Perth – gratefully received

CATH

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Bro Jim McEwan and his beloved grandson Jayden – the Grand Lodge of Scotland, The County Grand Lodge’s, All Districts, Private Lodges and members donated funds to Jayden’s fight to live, sadly Jayden passed away.  Bro Jim McEwan said, “On behalf of my family, thank you to all brothers and sisters who supported Jayden and our family in our time of need, this example of kindness, love and caring is why I joined the Orange Institution”

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District 26 presented a Charity Cheque to the Dale Hub, A Family and Community Development Centre based in Armadale. Presenting the cheque for £1200 on behalf if the District is RWDM Bro Steven Pratt, District Secretary Bro Ronnie Calder and District Treasurer Bro Keith Roberts, accepting it is Unit Manager Anne Donoghue, her staff and local resident Mr Francie Drummond. A grateful manager thanked all our members that participated in the Annual Sponsored Walk for their generosity and promised that the money would be put to good use in the making up of Christmas boxes for 90 deserving cases in the local area. The Photograph is courtesy of Sis Naomi Rollo of JLOL 99. Our members work hard all year round to support our community charities.