7833 Charity Page


The Lodge of St. Michael Charity Steward for 2018/19 is W. Bro. Alex McAllister.

The Lodge of St. Michael was awarded the honorific of VICE PATRON of Festival 2018 by W. Bro. Peter Mawer at the Installation meeting in May 2017.

The Lodge of St. Michael achieved the honorific of PATRON in November 2017 and was presented with a certificate in recognition of this achievement by The Assistant Provincial Grand Master W. Bro. Sam Judah MBE PSGD at the regular Lodge meeting held on 22nd March 2018.


 Freemasonry is the largest contributor to charity in England after the National Lottery 


Triple Trawler Tragedy ~ Charity Picture

Marine artist Bro. Adrian Thompson of The Lodge of St. Michael 7833 was commissioned to commemorate the Triple Trawler Tragedy of January/February 1968 in which three Hull trawlers, St. Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland, sank within three weeks of each other with the loss of 58 lives. This tragedy lead to the high profile safety campaign fronted by Lillian Bilocca and the Hull headscarf revolutionaries of which Yvonne Blenkinsop is the only surviving member.


The original painting will be auctioned and has attracted a lot of interest and some serious bids. A print run of 500 limited edition high quality prints has been well supported. The first 100 prints signed by Yvonne Blenkinsop were sold within a month raising £2700. Remaining prints signed by Adrian are available for £15.


Monies raised from the sale of the original painting and the prints will be donated to various charities including: - The Sailor’s Society, local RNLI stations, Trawler charities in Hull maintaining memorials to those lost at sea and Masonic charity.


Adrian, who is from a seafaring family, said, “It is a great honour to be able to use my talent to give something back to those men who braved such severe working conditions and never returned home to their families.”


Adrian also supports the RNLI by donating his artwork for them to sell to raise funds and has been honoured by the Institution with the highest award for a shore member.


If you would like to purchase a print to support these good causes and help keep alive the memory of those lost at sea you can contact Adrian by email - lesashnick@hotmail.com


Words JRW 05/18 ~ Pics HDM


Bro. Adrian Thompson


~ Charity Presentation Evening ~

On Saturday the 25th November 2017, the Kingston Upon Hull and Beverley Charity Presentation Evening was held at The Masonic Hall Beverley Road Hull. The Host Lodge, The Old Hymerian Lodge 6885 supported by their Worshipful Master W.Bro Richard Bate, Charity Steward W.Bro David Cadle and Secretary W.Bro David Greendale.

RW. Bro. Jeffrey Gillyon the Provincial Grand Master, along with the Lord Mayor of Hull, John Hewitt and the Deputy Mayor of Beverley, Phil Dodsworth were in attendance at this Charity Event, also present were eight Masonic Craft Lodges including our own Lodge of St Michael 7833.

The Worshipful Master Anthony Calvert and his wife Patricia Calvert along with the Charity Steward, Worshipful Brother Alan Allinson and his wife Gill Allinson, were please to be accompanied by Kerry Mathieson and Natalie Jones, the organisers from the Thorpes Hub Comminity Centre, Orchard Park Estate Hull.

Our Charity Steward handed a Cheque for £500.00 to the Worshipful Master, who in turn presented it to the Thorpes Hub Community Centre. Kerry explained to all of the visitors and Guest what The Thorpes Hub did for the local children in the Community, which actually brought tears to the eyes of some of the Guests.

This was as most pleasant and very enjoyable evening, with an Invitation to The Thorpes Hub on Saturday 2nd December for the Children's Christmas Party.


WM W. Bro Tony Calvert presents a cheque for £500 to Kerry Mathieson & Natalie Jones


As a result of the Invitation from Kerry Mathieson of the Thorpes Hub Community Centre, Orchard Park Estate, Hull, Worshipful Master Anthony Calvert and his wife Patricia Calvert on the 2nd December 2017 attended this years Children's Christmas Party.

The event, which was very noisy, full of fun, with both the children and their parents enjoying themselves.

The Worshipful Master and his wife presented a personal cheque with a private Donation for the children of The Thorpes Hub to enjoy this Christmas Time.



Coast to Coast Cycle Ride ~ Presentation Evening


The evening was held at the Masonic Hall, Roman Road at Middlesbrough on Tuesday November 21st 2017.

A minibus took the majority of the riders, support staff and charity representatives from the Hull area to the event. The dining hall was full as wives, partners and familiy members attended to support those who had participated.

It was an evening full of laughter and no doubt an odd tear as a video of the three day event was played to those assembled bringing back happy and sometimes painful memories of an event that has created a special bond between all those who were involved.

The purpose of the ride was to celebrate the Tercentennial of The United Grand Lodge of England by raising money for eight charities located within the Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings. The total raised was


This fantastic sum was divided equally (£4,000 each) between: - Bloodwise, Teenage Cancer Trust, Ova the Rainbow (Ovarian Cancer), James Cook Hospital (Prostate Cancer), St. Annes School Welton, Rydale Special Families, Hull Deaf Centre & Yorkshire Coast Sight Support and presented to representatives of the charities by The Deputy Provincial Grand Master V. W Bro. William Henry Fisher.

W. Bro. John Wheeldon reaching the top of Hartside Summit


The Lodge of St. Michael 7833 was pleased to support the Soldiers' Charity - The Frontline Walk.

The Frontline Walk commemorates the Centenary of the First World War and also supports the soldiers of today. The Walk is 100km over three days across the Western Front of France and Belgium following in the footsteps of those who fought 100 years ago. The Walk starts at Lochnagar Crater on The Somme and finishes at the Menin Gate at Ypres with the Ceremony of the Last Post.

As a thank you for the Lodge's support a cross was laid on behalf of the Lodge of St. Michael at the Ring of Remembrance. It contains the 579,606 names of men of all nationalities who died in the Artois region of France. All names are listed in alphabetical order, with no reference or priority to nationality, religion or rank.



                                        Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2017


 To celebrate the Tercentenary of The United Grand Lodge of England and the Bicentenary of The Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings 49 cyclists (Masons, non-Masons & Ladies), ably assisted by a support crew of 11 cycled coast to coast from Workington to Sunderland to raise money for charity. The distance of 134 miles (longer for those who took wrong turns) was spread over three days at the beginning of September and took in some breathe taking scenery, punishing climbs and rapid decents. The weather was kind to all, the midges not so kind to some. A lot of good friends were made and existing friendships strengthened.

W. Bro. John Wheeldon represented the Lodge of St. Michael raising a total of £505. The final, combined, total raised will be announced at a presentation evening to be held at the Masonic Hall at Roman Road in Middlesbrough on 21st November.

All monies raised will be divided equally between: - Bloodwise, Teenage Cancer Trust, Ova the Rainbow (Ovarian Cancer), James Cook Hospital (Prostate Cancer), St. Annes School Welton, Rydale Special Families, Hull Deaf Centre & Yorkshire Coast Sight Support.

Hey Smile Foundation

The Worshipful Master was pleased to present the Smile Foundation with a cheque for £2000 being money raised during his year in office 2016/17.

"We’re a charity with an infectious sense of fun and a serious, been-around-the-block knowledge of what it takes to build charities that can endure and succeed. With the generous help of our partners in the business community we’re able to highlight the challenges facing local charities and source the tools to fix them. As long as we know we can make a difference, we’ll do all we can to help. Our approachability and proactive attitude, combined with our in-depth knowledge, make us the ‘go-to’ destination for charity advice and support in Hull and East Yorkshire."

W. Bro. Antonio Ramirez (WM) with a representative from SMILE and W. Bro. Alan Allinson (Charity Steward)



Thorpes Hub ~ Kids Club

Lodge Charity Steward, W Bro Alan Allinson presented a cheque for £250 to the Thorpes Hub Kids Club on the 10th November - The Club meets at The Thorpes Hub Community Centre, Holmethorpe on the Orchard Park Estate and provides arts, crafts, paints, dress up, board games, jigsaws, as well as a tuck shop and snacks - all children welcome. The money will be used to buy paint, paper, toys and disposable equipment.

Pictured below with the kids and W. Bro. Allinson (right) are volunteer helpers Kerry Mathieson, Kerrie Gee, Demi & Paige Ablett and Natalie Jones.

Connaught Court ~ Saturday 18th June 2016

The weather was set fair for this year's event resulting in a much better attendance than the previous year. W. Bro Tony Calvert joined the team this year and together with Rachel Franklin, W. Bro. John Wheeldon & W. Bro. Alan Allinson helped make it a recording breaking £409.70 raised on behalf of the Lodge of St. Michael. Many thanks to all who donated prizes for the Tombola stall.

Other stalls and attractions this year included Punch & Judy, cakes stall, splat a rat, bag a bottle, plants, jams, golf, classic cars, boules, regalia etc etc....as well as Connaught regulars Humber 57's Whisky Galore stall run by W. Bro. Ian Sydall & Bro. Carl Cross and the De La Pole 1605's bric-a-brac Emporium run by W. Bro. Jimmy "2kilts" Kerr and his team. A very enjoyable day.

Alan, John, Rachel & Tony


The Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity 2015/6
   The Worshipful Master’s Lady’s Charities for the year 2015/6 have been Yorkshire Cancer Research and The Alzheimers Society – Events held throughout the year, which included a garden party,  raised £1500 which was split between the two charities at the end of the Master's year.  


Festival Cheque Presentation

At the meeting held on Thursday December 17th 2015 W. Bro. Bernie Cusworth, the Representative of the RW Provincial Grand Master, was presented with a cheque for £1000 for Festival 2018.

Charity Steward W. Bro. Malcolm S. Ladd PPJGW ~ Representative W. Bro. Bernie Cusworth PJGW ~ WM W. Bro. Bernard W. Frazer


 Charity Presentation Evening 2015

This year's presentation evening was held at the Masonic Hall, Dagger Lane in Hull and was organised by the Lodge of St. Michael 7833. 

The event was attended by the Provincial Grand Master RW Bro. Jeffrey Gillyon and the Lord Mayors of Hull and Beverley respectively. Twelve local Lodges presented cheques valued at £14,000 to various charities and worthwhile causes.

The WM of the Lodge of St. Michael, W. Bro. Bernard Frazer and his wife Maureen presented cheques to the Lord Mayor of Hull's Charity Appeal Fund, The Mayor of Beverley's Charity Fund and The Hull Sea Cadets.

The Lodge was further represented by W. Bro's Allinson and Ladd with the evening being organised by W. Bro. Peter Wright and Bro. David Broughton.


 Connaught Court ~ 20th June 2015

The annual Connaught Court Fete was held on Saturday 20th June at Oswald Road in York. This year the fete was opened by our very own PGM, RW Bro. Jeffrey Gillyon. The weather was not as kind as the previous year and visitor numbers were down. Notwithstanding this W. Bro. John Wheeldon & Rachel Franklin supported by W. Bro. Alan Allinson and his wife Gill "manned" a stall raising the modest but appreciated sum of £60. The event raised a total of £3700 and was supported by two other Lodges from Hull namely Humber 57 & De La Pole 1605.

W. Bro's Allinson & Wheeldon left the stall in the capable hands of the Ladies and paid a visit to W. Bro. Peter Hall who resides at Connaught Court. Peter felt well enough to leave his room and have a brief stroll down to admire the classic cars on display and to have a chat with the PGM.


Rachel & John


Alan & Gill


 St. George's Night ~ Cheque Presentation

At the St. George's Night social function held on Saturday 25th April 2015 the Worshipful Master, Worshipful Brother Alan Allinson was pleased to present Mr Stephen Cauldfield, the leader of the Hull Kingston Scout Groupwith a cheque for £1200. The Kingston Scout Group which is run specifically for members with special needs required a marquee for their camping expeditions to provided a more comfortable environment for the members of the group.

The Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity 2014/15

The latest fund raising event organised by Gill Allinson, the Worshipful Master's Lady for her Great Ormond Street Charity was a ceramics evening with the Ladies decorating their wares with coloured glazes.



On September 7th 2014 the WM's Lady Gill was one of 57,000 people taking part in the Great North Run ½ Marathon from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields ~ Finishing in 29,776th position in a time of 2:32:42 Gill raised the fantastic sum of £700 for her chosen charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital, £150 of which was donated by the Ladies of the Lodge of St. Michael 7833.


Gill is pictured on the right [55818]



Ladies' Night & Race Night

Proceeds from the St. Michael Ladies Night held on November 15th 2014 and the Race Night held on February 21st 2015 were combined and split between the Hull Kingston Scout Group & The Masonic Samaritan Fund Festival 2018 - Each receiving a cheque for £286 from the Lodge Charity Steward.

The sale of cakes at the Race Night realised the waist expanding sum of £40 which was added to the Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital ~ The grand total raised for this charity will be announced at the end of the current Master's year.

Thank You to all who made these donations possible.




Saturday November 1st was the Charity Presentation Evening held at the Masonic Hall, Beverley Road, Hull. The Worshipful Master, accompanied by his good Lady Gill and the Lodge Charity Steward W. Bro. Malcolm Ladd, was pleased to present a Cheque for £500 to the 

Hull Kingston Scout Group which is run specifically for members with special needs.

For more information on the evening visit www.pgl-york.co.uk 


 The Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity 2014/15

The Worshipful Master's Lady, Gill, has announced that her chosen charity for the year will be Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Gill has put together a programme of fund raising activities for the Ladies of the Lodge and their friends which will take place on regular Lodge nights.

On Thursday 24th October the Worshipful Master's Lady, Gill, arranged a visit to the East Riding Country Pork Farm at Halsham, East Yorkshire for the "Pork Sausage Tour" - A demonstration of hand linking the Pork Sausage was given and then everyone was given the opportunity of exercising their skill at pulling and linking the sausages – all of which can be  take home. With a poultry entrance fee the Ladies had little to beef about and they thoroughly enjoyed pulling sausages....

Pictured right Marie, Gill & Rachel aka the Ena Sharples fan club.

 Connaught Court

The annual Connaught Court summer fete was held on Saturday 21st June 2014 at Oswald Road, York. A lovely warm summer's day was enjoyed by visitors and stall holders alike. The Lodge of St. Michael 7833 ran a bookstall raising £75 from the sale of books donated by members of the Lodge. There were numerous other stalls including bric-a-brac, tombola, cakes, strawberries, old tools, Masonic regalia, raffles, whisky galore, games of chance, classic and vintage cars, some complete with vintage driver! The Humber Lodge 57 and the De La Pole Lodge 1605 also made the journey from Hull to support the event with their stalls.


The Warren Project
On Wednesday 18th June 2014 Lodge of St. Michael Daggards, W. Bro's Wildman & Wheeldon, were pleased to present a cheque, on behalf of the Daggards, to Janet Kent the deputy co-ordinator of The Warren Project. The Warren is a young people's resource centre working with vulnerable young people in Hull. The centre is situated on Queen's Dock Avenue in Hull and has been operating since 1982. It is under threat of closure due to possible funding cuts from central Government. Around 100 young people use the facilities at the centre and receive support from the staff there every day.                  www.thedaggards.co.uk


The Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity  [13/14]

Rachel, The Worshipful Master's Lady for 2013/14, chose Yorkshire Cancer Research as her nominated charity for the Masonic year.

The Ladies of the Lodge meet once a month on the same evening as the Lodge night, During the last year they enjoyed meals at restaurants in the local area as well as fund raising evenings held at some of the ladies' homes. These  included a Pamper Evening, a clothes swish night, a Jewellery Evening and a Nibbles and Natter Night.

Proceeds from the raffle held at the 2013 Lodge of St Michael Ladies Evening and a share of the Race Night profits enhanced the total, and following the St. George's Night celebrations on April 26th Rachel was delighted to send a cheque to Yorkshire Cancer Research for £526. Rachel would like to thank all the ladies for their friendship and generosity throughout the year, and for the support they have given to this very worthy charity. "St. George's was a fabulous evening," she said after the guests had gone home, "and a great finale to our year."

St. George's Night was held at the Masonic Hall, Beverley Road in Hull on Saturday 26th April 2014 with the 90 guests raising £700 for the Royal British Legion.

The Worshipful Master, W. Bro. Wheeldon, nominated the Royal British Legion as his chosen charity for the evening as 2014 was the centenary of the commencement of the First World War. As the British Legion, as it was then, was founded by British veterans in the aftermath of that War there could be no more fitting beneficiary on that particularly patriotic evening.

The Race Night held on Saturday 1st February 2014 realised a total of £240. £120 was donated to the Moghissi Laser Trust with the remaining £120 being donated to the Worshipful Master's Lady's Charity ~ Yorkshire Cancer Research.


It is worthy of note that a number of the Daggards are members of the Lodge of St Michael and in January 2014 this group made a contribution towards the purchase of a portable vital systems monitoring unit for Ward 10 at the Castle Hill Hospital, Hull. The Treasurer, W. Bro Terry Lynn, is pictured here presenting a cheque to Sister Sandra Holdstock.  

Moghissi Laser Trust

The Worshipful Master and his lady, the Charity Steward and the Secretary, W. Bro. Dr Ling Faang Yu represented the Lodge of St Michael at the annual Charity celebration at the Masonic Hall, Beverley Road, Hull, on Saturday 2nd November, where they were pleased to meet representatives of the various charities to which local Lodges have donated this year. W. Bro Wheeldon presented a cheque for £1500 to Mr Joe Goodhart, the area fund raiser for the Moghissi Laser Trust.


The Deputy Provincial Grand Master V.W. Bro. William Henry Fisher, local dignitries, Lodge representatives and cheque recipients pose for a group photograph in front of the splendid backdrop in the Lodge room at the Masonic Hall in Beverley Rd Hull.



Brethren are encouraged to use Gift Aid where appropriate to enhance their charitable contributions.

W. Bro. Malcolm Ladd PPJGW, Charity Steward of the Lodge of St Michael would like to thank the Brethren for their contributions throughout the year. His reports following the regular Lodge meetings have kept the Brethren well informed of the support given to various charities, in addition to those mentioned above. "You can give yourselves a pat on the back," he said.