Members of Valle Crucis Lodge No. 8951 in Llangollen, in the Province of North Wales, visited Ysgol Rhiwabon comprehensive school to present a cheque for £1,000 towards their minibus appeal

Ysgol Rhiwabon enjoys significant success in sport through its strong PE department. The staff rely on a minibus to transport teams to local and national sporting events helping to support young people's physical fitness and overall wellbeing.

The new minibus will also be used to pick up older members of the community who wish to attend school concerts and events. There is also provision for local primary schools to borrow the minibus whenever it is available to support the educational and sporting opportunities of younger learners.

Lodge member Tim Garlinge said: 'On behalf of Valle Crucis Lodge, we are delighted to support this minibus appeal. It will be used for local community events, travelling to special occasions and educational visits. Ysgol Rhiwabon operates within the heart of our local community and we wish them well with the new minibus.’

Headteacher Mrs Melanie Ferron-Evans said ‘Ysgol Rhiwabon is a warm and vibrant learning community for 11 to 16 year olds. We want our students to be successful academically but of equal importance is that they become well rounded young adults who can go on to make a success of themselves in whatever they choose to do.

‘We are very grateful to the members of Valle Crucis Lodge and North Wales Freemasons for their generous support.’

Valle Crucis Lodge No. 8951, in the town of Llangollen in North Wales, has raised over £700 for charity at their social evening

This is a significant sum as the lodge only has 16 members, with the money raised at a race night at Maesgwyn Hall in Wrexham on 3rd February 2018.

The proceeds from the evening were donated to The Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust, which organises boat trips for disabled and disadvantaged people from near and far on the Llangollen Canal, crossing the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct landmark, an 18-arched stone and cast iron structure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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