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Wednesday 28th February 2024 Bro Charlie MacVicar DM/Almoner presented a cheque of £200 for Prostate Scotland, and one cheque of £100 to RWPGM Bro Gordon Sewell for any charity of his choice. In the absence of RWPGM, the cheques were handed to WSPGM Bro Lenny McComb at Lodge Carron No.139 also present was the RWSGM Bro John McKenzie


On 18th September 2021 at the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Grangemouth Shop, I had the honour and privilege to present a cheque sum of (£650) to Hayley Simpson area manger along with Alan Reid. Most of the money was raised at the memorial golf at Ratho Golf Course  Photo by kind permission



The Lodge Carron No.139 Almoner's auction has finished and came to a successful conclusion with £450 raised. The highest bid of £300 for the Rugby Top and £150 for the Whisky with congratulations to both, also the other bids which were unsuccessful perhaps the next time, also to the Brethren for their kind donations with a total of £500 raised. Many thanks again for your generosity.


It has come to this time of year as Lodge Carron 139 almoner, i am trying to raise some charity money!!! As friends and family know me, It is a passion of mine to try and do some thing for others if I can so with your help this charity is close to my heart. Last August 2020 we lost a Brother and a good friend (WJW Brother Lindsay Wannan Lodge Carron 139), to (PSP) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy it is an uncommon Brain Disorder, that affects movement, control of walking and balance, speech, swallowing, vision, and mood and behaviour results from damage to the nerve in the brain and there is currently no cure, It is a form of Parkinson’s but more progressive. With permission from Mrs Jean Wannan who is more than happy for me to pick this charity and Burnbrae day centre in Falkirk where Lindsay visited most weeks. So with your help friends!!! I have two items 

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(1) Scotland V France signed rugby top in a lovely frame with team-lines (2020) in a frame for proof of signatures, their must be rugby fans or friends out their who have built man caves in their gardens or put this Scotland top pride of place in the house.
(2) a bottle of Royal Salute 21 year old whisky in a blue presentation box If you are interested please bid on Facebook, messenger, texts, e-mail or just phone me. Would like to thank John Pencuick for the signed Scotland Rugby top, and the person who gave me the Royal Salute 21yrs, you know who you are. Friends ref’s the framed rugby top I have paid for the framing my self but i will put all auction money to these charities. So Please, Please, help me. Thanks again and all stay safe. Almoner 139 pictures of auction below. UTR, SMIB, PS Referee on the day Wayne Barnes also signed the shirt.




















Brother Charlie Macvicar (Lodge Almoner) Donation 

  • Would like to take the opportunity to thank PM Tam Meikle for his generous donation to a very worthy cause. Tuesday 29th December 2020


Brother Charlie Macvicar (Lodge Almoner) Sponsorship 


  • Good Afternoon Brethren, another successful cook this weekend thanks to the sponsorship of Brother Charlie MacVicar, Lodge Carron 139 Almoner Current total: 16,214 meals. We managed to produce 208 meals of which 40 went to our own Masonic Brethren and vulnerable persons known to the TEMFI in the community. The South Leith Parish Church Group received 168 meals at the Kirkgate in Leith. They run a Sunday Morning breakfast which serves some emergency housing/shelters. They also provide food bank services Edinburgh Ashlars Faternally, The Edinburgh Masonic Food Initiative. Once again our Brother Almoner thinking of others with his own excellent attitude of support and sponsorship                                 ************************************************************************************************** 

                               Brother Charlie Macvicar (Lodge Almoners) Nominated Charities                                   N.H.S. FORTH VALLEY-PROSTATE SCOTLAND-COMBAT STRESS (P.T.S.D.)

Photos by kind permission


NHS FORTH VALLEY Lodge Almoner Brother Charlie Macvicar

In the company of my patient and good lady Caroline (resident photographer) I was delighted to meet up with Craig Holden from Forth Valley Giving (NHS) Saturday afternoon 10th October 2020 at the entrance to Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Craig was absolutely delighted to receive a cheque for £600.00 which I know will be put to great use. I was asked to pass on sincere thanks to everyone who helped in this donation presentation. Raising this money would not have been possible without all the support from family and friends, I feel very humbled, especially during this pandemic period for the manner in how this appeal was received. Many thanks to you all for your generosity with huge thanks also to Caroline for her excellent photography and patience. SMIB UTR. Brother Gordon (Charlie MacVicar, Almoner, Lodge Carron 139.”



PROSTATE SCOTLAND Lodge Almoner Brother Charlie MacVicar                                    

On Friday 2nd October 2020 accompanied by my wife Caroline we headed to the Falkirk Wheel to carry out the second of my nominated charities with the cheque presentation to Morag representing Prostate Scotland who kindly travelled through from Edinburgh to meet up at the Falkirk Wheel to receive the cheque for the sum of £600.00. It was a privilege to hand over the cheque for such a worthy cause and one which is close to our hearts, this is also the nominated charity by the Grand Lodge of Scotland. I had hoped  to have fellow Brethren for support at the presentation but sadly due to the current restrictions this was not possible. Raising this money would not have been possible without all the support from family and friends, I feel very humbled many thanks to you all for your generosity and making contributions to the raffle. Thankyou. With thanks also to Caroline for her excellent photography SMIB UTR



COMBAT STRESS Lodge Almoner Brother Charlie MacVicar                                            

On Tuesday 29th September 2020, it was my honour and privilege, along with my good lady (Caroline MacVicar) headed to Ayr to do a cheque presentation for Combat Stress at Hollybush House, Hollybush, Ayr KA6 7EA, this was one of my three Almoner No.139 Charities. Thank you to Laura from the charity for taking time out today to meet up with me to present a cheque for the sum of £600.00. It is very humbling to hear of the work and dedication that the Charity Combat Stress does, as an ex serving soldier I can only imagine what it means to many to have the support that they provide and knowing that they are there and the support which is available. Please help to support this worthy charity, and please don’t hesitate to contact them if needed? There is always someone at the end of the phone. Stay safe, UTR, SMIB


                                      Lodges in Stirlingshire Strathcarron Challenge Presentation

Brother Lenny McComb, Past Master of Lodge Slamannan No 484, PG Junior Chaplain, ran an initiative to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice. He asked all 23 Lodges within the Province to run an event of their choice and add it to special fund which will accumulate all the monies. The total amount was then donated as a lump sum to Strathcarron Hospice. A short and restricted presentation took place on the 15th May 2020 where a cheque was handed over to Strathcarron. The original target was £10.000, however due to the efforts of all Lodges in the Province and some personal donations. the final total reached the magnificent sum of £20,020. Details of all contributions are detailed below. Pictured below are PM Leonard McComb Lodge St John Slamannan 484 & PM William Stevenson Lodge Abercromby 531 on behalf of the Brethren & Lodges from the Province of Stirlingshire making the presentation. A massive vote of thanks must go to each & every Lodge/Brother that contributed to this fantastic sum of money.


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