On Friday 30th November the RW the Rev Malcolm Lane presented 29 local charities and good causes with donations ranging from £500 to £2,000. In total over £30,000 was donated that evening. The funds were from the Monmouthshire Masonic Trust Fund and each recipient was selected by the lodges of the Province. The monies were raised in the late 90s by the brethren of the Province to enable them to donate to local charities in perpetuity. Each representatative of the various charities said a few words about their work and how difficult it was for them to source adequate funding. To listen to the endeavours of such hard working people is very humbling and emphasises the fact we need to continue our charitable work to the best of our ability.