Master Charities

Masters Charity 2019


Masters Charity 2018

Jim Anderson charity.jpgJim Anderson accompanied by Heather Marshall, the daughter of Bro. George Robertson, presented a cheque for £1500.00 to the staff of the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, this being his chosen charity for his year.

Masters Charity 2017

Stewart McLean - St Andrew's Hospice

Masters Charity 2016

Robert Macaloney chosen Charity was 'The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity' at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
For more information please use the following link: The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

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A cheque to the value of £2560.00 was presented to a representative of Beatson Cancer Charity on the 28th January 2016 at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, from the Masters chosen Charity for the year 2015 'the Beatson Cancer Charity'.
The Master for the year, who was Bro. Alan Quate presented the cheque to a member of the staff and was accompanied on the day by Bro. William Carson and Past Master Jackie McAllister (sen).

Masters Charity 2014

A cheque for £1700.00 was presented by James Hope to his chosen charity, the PBC Foundation (UK) his charity for the year. Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune condition which affects the liver. It was formerly known as Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. It is the only UK organisation that specifically helps those affected by PBC.

Masters Charity 2013

The Master Reg Peat chose as his charity for his year in Office. The Craighalbert Centre based at the Craighalbert Centre in Cumbernauld, it provides educational and therapy services for children and young people throughout Scotland affected by cerebral palsy and related conditions, which result in disorders of movement and communication. The sum of £1700.00 was raised.during the year.

Masters Charity 2011

The Master for the year Ian McIntyre whose chosen charity 'the Corseford School in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire' which offers specialist education, therapy, health and personal care for children and young people with complex physical support needs. It provides school and residential accommodation to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18. The sum of £1150.00. was raised during the year for the Charity.

Masters Charity 2010


Once again the Freemasons of Chryston exhibit the charitable side of their organisation with further donations to local charities at this year’s Annual Installation Meeting. Pictured here is the outgoing Master of Lodge Cadder Argyle No 147, John Mackie, presenting a cheque for £1600.00 to Colette Archibald, Senior Project Worker, and Eileen Thomson, Project Manager of Ferrie House in Gartcosh'. 'The Ferrie House Project' is part of the Mungo Foundation (formerly the Community Social Services Department of the Archdiocese of Glasgow) offering a short stay service to adults with Learning Difficulties. This is the sum raised during the year for the ‘Master’s Charity’, a special cause which the Master nominates to receive additional funding, over and above the normal charitable donations. Well over £30,000 has been raised by the Lodge in recent years to benefit similar needy causes. Other recipients have included CHAS, Erskine Home, Yorkhill Hospital and Leukaemia Research. Also in the picture is the new Master, Ian McIntyre.

provincialcharity2010.jpgJohn and Ian were also able to present a cheque for £850.00 to Provincial Grand Master, Tom Leckenby, in aid of his appeal for 'the Dunbartonshire Branch of the Autistic Society (Scotland)'. This cheque represents the sum raised at a charity rock concert and party night held recently in the Auchengeich Miners’ Club. The President and members of the Club, and the OHL Band are thanked for their support. It is hoped that a sum in the region of thirty thousand pounds will be raised for this appeal by the 21 Lodges in the province. A presentation dinner has been arranged for a date in April.

In addition to the Master’s Charity, some two to three hundred pounds are donated each year to local causes which have included; Chryston Senior Citizens; Chryston Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band, Chryston Bowling Club Cancer Whist; Chryston District Horticultural Society; Northern Corridor Befriending Project. Annual donations are given to Poppyscotland and the Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.