The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire
The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire

Floods in East Lancashire – How You Can Help

Many people across East Lancashire and Greater Manchester have suffered severe damage to their properties and in some cases have been left without vital supplies. There are those who, because of the flooding, have been made to leave their homes and seek emergency accommodation. And although it may not now be item number one on the news, the hardship continues. The East Lancashire Masonic Charity has ‘Ring Fenced’ a fund for Flood Relief for East Lancashire Freemasons, their dependants and people in our local Communities. This, combined with a donation from the Provincial Grand Master’s Discretionary Fund has already reached several thousand pounds.  If you are able to contribute to this either personally or via your Lodge or Chapter, you may send financial donations to Hewlett Court with cheques made payable to ELMC to:

FAO Julie Ward
Hewlett Court Retirement Home
Newcombe Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9XJ

Or alternatively pay directly into East Lancashire Masonic Charity:
Account Number 88503372
Sort Code 01-10-01

Please Specify that the donation is for flood relief with your communication or with your payment.
You can email: julie.ward@eastlancsmasons.org.uk  or telephone: 01204 887531

You can also contact the Provincial Grand Almoner, WBro Brian Carter: carterbrianj8542@gmail.com or telephone: 01706 214710.


You are also able to assist people affected within the Province of East Lancashire who are in need with practical things. Some of the obvious things have been identified as:
Sleeping bags; blankets; towels; new essential clothing; pet food; canned food; torches with batteries, second hand furniture, toiletries and of course, money.
Collection points for non-perishable items are being sourced but in the first instance, they can be delivered to Hewlett Court.

PLEASE ensure that you contact them ( 01204 887531) before visiting to ensure that the staff are available.
As an organisation we are committed to Care in the Community. Let us now show that we stand by that commitment.

Ken Davies
Provincial Grand Charity Steward  

Brian Carter
Provincial Grand Almoner