ISSUE 12, January 2005

Editorial
Kitchener of Khartoum: Mason extraordinary
Travel: Where east meets west
Veteran Honoured: Old soldier remembered
Royal Masonic Family: The Six Masonic Sons of George III, Part 1
Supreme Grand Chapter: Speech of the Pro First Grand Principal and, Report of the Committee of General Purposes
  Quarterly Communication: Address of the Pro Grand Master and, Report of the Board of General Purposes
Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London: London's first consecration
Soccer: Man in the Middle
Wales: Joseph Parry - flawed genius?
Library & Museum: Donations gather pace
Education: Dates for your diary and, Planning a 'white table' and, Looking to the future and, Time marches on
Grand Charity: General meeting and non-Masonic grant list
Masonic Charities: Reports from the four main charities
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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Non-Masonic grants
The following non-Masonic grants were approved:


Medical Research

Tommy's 70,000
A grant for a research project at John Radcliffe Hospital to determine whether vitamins C & E could be effective in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust 52,000
A contribution towards a 15 million programme of gene therapy which is attempting to add a healthy copy of the relevant gene into the lung of those with cystic fibrosis.


Vulnerable people

Emmaus UK 125,000 over 3 years
A grant to help Emmaus Communities for homeless people by funding a central development officer and a project officer for a new community in Sheffield.

Age Concern 50,000
A grant of 50,000 towards a hospital aftercare service programme to provide social and emotional support to older people after a stay in hospital.
   

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has received 52,000 from the Grand Charity

Photograph: Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Sane 9,775
A grant to enable the training of 20 new volunteers for SANE's telephone helpline, Saneline.


Disability

Multiple Sclerosis Trust 60,000 over 2 years
A grant to fund an information officer to provide up-to-date and clinical-based evidence on new developments and best practice to health care professionals.

Mary Hare Foundation 51,160
A grant towards a music education room in a new performing arts, conference and education centre (the PACE Centre) at the Mary Hare School.

Sue Ryder Care 50,000
A grant to provide funding for a new post of a manager of the various therapy services that are available for clients at Sue Ryder homes.

RNID 50,000
A grant to part-fund a larger linked programme of outreach work to improve access to information and support for isolated deaf and hard of hearing older people.

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities 10,000
A grant towards helping the charity find placements for disabled young people on the work experience schemes run by top level companies.

Royal Blind Society 10,000
A grant to help provide tailored IT equipment for blind and partially sighted schoolchildren from low income families.


Health

Contact a Family 125,000 over 3 years
A grant to enable Contact a Family to establish and consolidate a new regional structure in the North of England.


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