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Berkshire Freemasons help CLIC Sargent raise £55,000 from Reading Half Marathon

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

A team of Freemasons and their families were out marshalling the Reading Half Marathon in appalling conditions on Sunday 17th March 2013.  Their efforts have helped CLIC Sargent to raise £41,000 from the race so far and they anticipate that this will rise to a final total of £55,000. CLIC Sargent have thanked the Berkshire masons for all their help on their website.

Freemasonry supports the community in many ways, not just by making charitable donations. Freemasons and their families give up their time to marshal the Reading Half Marathon with the express intention of saving CLIC Sargent money. Without the help of Berkshire Freemasons CLIC Sargent would have to pay people to carry out this duty over the central section of the course in the centre of Reading which would cost them thousands of pounds.
 
The team of Berkshire Freemasons and their families is led by Brian Cook. Brian’s team is made up of around 60 marshals at points around the town centre making sure pedestrians and drivers co-operate with the temporary road closures on race day. The race couldn't happen without the marshals and by providing their time and effort for nothing Berkshire Freemasons save the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent up to £100 per marshal charged by other organisations.
 
Read more about how the Berkshire Freemasons keep the half Marathon Running smoothly on GetReading.
 
 

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