Number 4281 in the register of the United Grand Lodge of England
Izaak Walton Lodge of Freemasons
£4281 raised and distributed in a great year of givingOne hundred years ago, a group of Stafford Freemasons decided to form a new Lodge and named it after one of Staffordshire’s most famous sons, Izaak Walton.To commemorate its founding, one of the largest in Staffordshire, decided to mark its centenary in a very special way.Supporting local charities has always been one of its founding aims, so this year it set an ambitious target to raise and distribute funds equivalent to its Lodge number in the register of the United Grand Lodge of England - 4281.While plans are still in place to mark the centenary with a special meeting on September 14th 2021, Covid restrictions may mean a delay, but nonetheless, the Lodge has completed its fundraising and donation programme - distributing a total of £4281.The Lodge has donated. £2000 to Katherine House Hospice.£381 to Stafford Safeguarding Team for children’s Christmas presents.£150 to provide Tea Break Treats for the volunteers at local vaccination centres.£150 contribution for extendable litter pickers for Stafford Litter Heroes£300 to A Child of Mine, supporting bereaved parents. £400 to Marshland School for a Steel Shed.£750 to The Staffordshire Freemasons 2024 Festival.Freemasonry does not rely on public support for its charitable giving. All proceeds were raised by the members of the Lodge.