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Skipton Freemasons donate goods to food bank charity

A FOOD bank run by Skipton Baptist Church has received a generous donations of food and other items from members of the Freemasons’ Craven Lodge.
The food bank supports people through a referral system with local agency partners.
The food parcels are designed to last for up to a week as Craven is a rural area and people may not have transport to get into Skipton often to access further support.
Phil Smith, Master of the Lodge, is keen to support local charities during his year ‘in the chair’ of the Skipton-based Lodge. Nationally the Freemasons are one of the UK’s top charities and in the last year contributed £48.1 million.
Closer to home, previous donations have been made to the children’s ward, the physiotherapy department, the cardiac unit and at Airedale General Hospital, SCAD, the Samaritans, SELFA and Manorlands Hospice.
Craven Lodge is always keen to hear from people interested in joining Freemasonry. Members need to be over 21, interested in making new friends and acquaintances, keen to raise money for good causes or simply want to find a new hobby.
Skipton Foodbank is always looking for donations of food items and toiletries.
Donations can be made directly at The Baptist Church or via one of the many donation points such as Tesco, Morrisons, Dyneley House Surgery, St Stephen’s Church, and Christ Church.