Following a successful Bingo afternoon Cambridgeshire Meridian Masonic Lodge, supported by Cambridgeshire Freemasons and match funding from the City & University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust were able to present a cheque for £3000 to their guest of honour, Professor Rowe from the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders.
Mike Smith, a member of Cambridgeshire Meridian Lodge, has been raising funds for the centre in memory of his late wife Rosemary, who attended Professor Rowe’s centre.
Receiving the cheque, Professor Rowe commented: “I’m optimistic about the current fight against the disease - donations of this amount are the springboard required by research projects in providing the initial funding before seeking the large donations to fund the projects in the longer term”.
About Cambridgeshire Freemasonry:
The Masonic Province of Cambridgeshire is relatively small, with Masonic Centres in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There are around 1500 Freemasons and 33 individual lodges. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and inclusivity, with members drawn from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. We welcome enquiries from anyone who is curious about our values and our history. More information is available on our website https://www.cambridgeshirefreemasons.org.uk
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Photograph shows donation being made to Professor James Rowe (left) by Mike Smith and Ian Barnes