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W.Bro Alfie Buckland PProvADGC W.Bro Alfie Buckland PProvADGC

Masonic Bikers Charity Ride from Exeter to Newquay.

Five Middlesex Lodges, led by Deputy Provincial Grand Master VW. Bro. Jim Mitchell, are heading to Newquay, Cornwall on 30th August in support of a charity cycle ride being completed by riders from Middlesex and Buckinghamshire Lodges that has already raised more than £1,000 on behalf of CHAPS, the charity closely associated with prostate cancer testing and diagnosis.

The two-day charity ride from Exeter to Newquay was conceived by W. Bro. Alfie Buckland, having seen the benefits of PSA testing when one of his fellow Brethren from Circle of Friendship Lodge No 7320 Allan Pulford, was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a PSA test at Harrow Masonic Centre. The ride will be undertaken by a team of 12 riders with two support drivers and two medical support officers. It will involve some testing climbs across Dartmoor before a 45-mile sprint to Newquay Masonic Centre. To donate to this worthy cause and for more information Click Here.

To celebrate their achievement a special meeting will be held of Towan Lodge of Freemasons No 7684 in Newquay, which will be attended by representatives from five Buckinghamshire Lodges and five from Middlesex – Circle of Friendship Lodge No 7320, Lest We Forget Lodge No 7222, Osterley Lodge No 6430, Prince Michael of Kent Lodge No 9120 and Sir Francis Burdett Lodge No 1503. The meeting will hear from W. Bro. Allan Pulford of his experience and recovery from prostate cancer and on the nominated charity CHAPS.

The Brethren will also be treated after the meeting to a Festive Board to include Cornish pasties and have the opportunity to take part in a whisky draw for a bottle worth £160 and an auction for lots including a short stay in Cornwall, with all alms and money from the raffle also being donated to CHAPS. It promises to be a special day.

Thanks to W. Bro Ian Mitchell PProvSGD, Media Team Member for the edit.

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