At a special Freemasonry Open day at The Ealing Masonic Centre Assistant Metropolitan Grand Master, Andrew Manasseh presented Susan Mills of the Heathrow Special Needs Centre with a £3,000 donation from the London Freemasons Charity.

Said Susan “On behalf of my colleagues at the centre I would just like to say how grateful we are to the London Freemasons for their generosity. This donation will go a long way to enable us to continue to deliver the essential service we provide. Thank you for inviting me, I’ve enjoyed my tour of the centre today especially the Lodge room and meeting some of the brethren who give of their time and money to help support small London Charities like ours – Thank you most sincerely London Freemasons”

The Centre is open for people from five years of age with disabilities and special needs including those with multiple and profound learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, those recovering from stroke or other serious ailments, the elderly and those affected by dementia. We welcome disability groups, care homes, day centres, schools and individuals.

Tony Shields, London Freemasons Charity Steward, said “The learning centre is a non-profit organisation funded entirely by donations. We are delighted to make this donation which comes from the pockets of our own members. London Freemasons Charity distribute each year thousands of pounds to London’s smaller charities to help them to continue to provide a service to the community”

Added Tony, “All this is in addition to our major charity appeals which includes the current appeal to raise £2.5 million to buy two super high-rise aerial rescues lifts plus other rescue equipment for London Fire Brigade. In addition, London Freemasons have raised over £2 million to help purchase London’s second and badly needed emergency helicopter and have funded the doubling of the fleet of London Ambulances Rapid Response cars on the streets of London, some driven by Freemasons. In the past two years London Freemasons have helped to fight tooth decay amongst the Capital’s young by distributing 80,000 special designed toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to hospitals and clinics across London”