The “Community Fund” of the ELMC (East Lancashire Masonic Charity), funded by donation within our Province, is used for various charitable ventures.
In addition, the ELMC Comforts Fund provides activities for the Beneficiaries of the Province including the Residents of Hewlett Court such as visits museums, theatres, sporting events, etc.
On Sunday, the 18th of August, the Chairman of the Comforts Fund, WBro. Charles Ward, provided transport for four cricket loving residents, Lorna & Paul Briscoe, Ernest Norbury and Mary Ledger, on a special outing to Middleton Cricket Club.


Our Guests

The weather complimented the day as the sun shone for the Middleton 2nd 11 who’s opponents were Heywood. It was a pleasure to see teenagers playing and the camaraderie of the teams showing sportsmanship as it should be. Middleton proved to be the winners at the end of the day which added to the enjoyment of our visitors as you would expect.

WBro. Len Hayes, Chairman of Manchester City Sykes Area, a member of the Club, was approached by WBro. Charles Ward to arrange a day for the Residents on the conclusion of which our guests were invited to afternoon tea, with the compliments of Len, for which Hewlett Court tender their grateful thanks.


What a View!

Colourful stalls were set up at the perimeter of the pitch for tombola with a plethora of donated items. This was followed by a “Strawberry Tea” in the Club House.  The charity the ladies were working for was “Cancer Research UK” to which the day was dedicated. They raised in excess of £750.

The Community Fund, mentioned earlier, provides finance for various items in support of worthy causes. Below is a photo of a toilet suite supplied and fitted by the fund for Middleton Cricket Club. The application was submitted to the Community Fund by WBro Len Hayes via Manchester Sykes District.


The next Comfort Fund outing for the residents is an invitation to the ELMC Autumn Outing. This will be to the Tramways Museum, Crich Tramway Village, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire.  Meeting at Middleton Masonic Hall from 9.30am. It’s reasonable to say that the resident’s time at Hewlett Court is seldom boring thanks to the hard work of a dedicated team.