Freemasons’ grant to Shrewsbury volunteer lifesavers

Tuesday 15th July2014 – 8.20am – Chris Kowalik.

Shropshire Freemasons have donated £500 to Shrewsbury’s Community First Responders (CFRs).

At a ceremony at Crewe Street, Shrewsbury in June, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Shropshire gave grants totalling more than £30,000 to over 30 local charities.

The cheque was presented to Shrewsbury CFRs’ Honourable Treasurer Nick Freeman and Chairman/Coordinator Rob Lambie by Provincial Grand Master Peter Taylor (all pictured below).

Freemasons grant to Shrewsbury Volunteer lifesavers

Shropshire’s Provincial Communications Officer, Jeremy Lund, said: “The Freemasons of Shropshire give vital support each year to a range of local charities. These include the hospices, the Air Ambulance, SSAFA and Combat Stress, but also many charities with a lower profile which also do essential work in the local community.

“We are particularly pleased to assist the Community First Responders in Shrewsbury. Freemasonry encourages its members to support charities, to be community-minded and to give practical as well as financial help where it is required.”

Rob Lambie said: “We are delighted to have received this grant and are grateful for the generosity of the Freemasons. The money will go towards equipping our new recruits with essential items such as response kitbags, uniforms and more.”

For more information about Shropshire’s Freemasons visit

For more information about becoming a Community First Responder, contact the Community Response Department on 01384 215855 or visit


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