Buckinghamshire Freemasons opened their doors to the public on 19th August 2018 with an Open Day at Bletchley Masonic Centre
The event was well-attended by a host of visitors and local masons and their families, as well as the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Martin Petchey. Visitors were able to take guided tours of the Temple and Museum and ask those all those curious questions they wanted to know the answer to.
The tour team showed over 70 members of the public around who were interested in joining Freemasonry. As well as 10 men's lodges, Bletchley also boasts a thriving women's lodge.
Amongst the exhibitors were representatives of Medical Detection Dogs, who explained to visitors about the work of the dogs in detecting a variety of cancers and other illnesses. Other stands showcased literature written by local Freemasons about the craft, whilst the new Buckinghamshire Masonic Waistwatchers Group was represented alongside the Bucks Masonic Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.
Another successful part of the day was the attendance of representatives from The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust, who were there to offer free blood tests for prostate cancer.
Working tirelessly, they completed 170 PSA tests during the event. Among those taking advantage of the service was Councillor Petchey, who commented: 'It is fantastic to hear that six lives have been saved over the last three years of PSA testing provided by Buckinghamshire Freemasons.'