To mark 300 years, 300 charities were chosen to receive a share of £3 million across the UK.
Our charity was one of six to be nominated by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cornwall with local people voting to decide their level of award ranging from £4,000 to £25,000
They were part of 178,801 people who voted across England and Wales. The people of Cornwall truly got behind us and supported us in promoting the vote.
On the 5th September 2017 it was announced by The Masonic Charitable Foundation Awards that the Cornwall Blood Bikes charity had been awarded the highest grant of £25,000.
Cornwall Blood Bikes received the highest out of a £58,000 pot of cash for Cornwall, with iSight Cornwall receiving £15,000, Bosom Buddies UK £4,000, Penhaligon’s Friends £4,000, Young People Cornwall £4,000 and Ellie’s Haven Cornwall, £6,000.
The official cheque presentation took place at Truro Cathedral on Saturday 30th September by the Provincial Grand Master Mr. Stephen Pearn from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Cornwall.
“Speaking at the official presentation on Saturday, Provincial Grand Master Mr Pearn, said he was delighted for the Blood Bikers team: “The donation will literally save lives and it’s great to advertise what the charity does. Cornwall’s Masonic Benevolent Fund has been supporting so many communities across Cornwall for many years. It’s a great organisation that is fun to be a part of as well as helping others. Our members come from all walks of life.”.
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