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31 January 2019

Masons’ generosity for Maryborough’s children

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Vulnerable children and their families receiving expert support at the Act for Kids Family Intervention Centre in Maryborough have benefited from the generosity of the local Freemasons.

Star of the East Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland donated $1,572 for an electric urn, coffee machine and blinds which will help to provide a safe and comfortable environment.

Star of the East Masonic Lodge Secretary Russell Darcy said taking an interest in the needs of the community is part of what it means to be a Freemason.

“There is nothing more important than keeping our children safe, so we decided to support Act for Kids for all that they do for vulnerable children and their families in Maryborough,” Russell said.

Last year alone Act for Kids Maryborough helped over 100 families.

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said supporting an organisation that helps vulnerable children, and their families align with the organisation’s values which revolve around empowering people to lead better lives.

“We work with local Masonic Lodges to see how we can provide sustainable support to other charities that deliver positive outcomes for the community,” Gary said.

“This initiative, which was identified by Star of the East Masonic Lodge, will contribute to the ongoing sustainability of this important local service.”

Photo: Act for Kids Maryborough’s Katherine Hodges alongside Star of the East Masonic Lodge representative Russell Darcy.

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