Celebrating 300 years

PhD scholarship funding in Berkshire

To mark the University of Reading’s 90th year and the Pharmacy Department’s 10th year the Berkshire Freemasons are funding a PhD Pharmacy student with a grant of £15,000 from the Berkshire Masonic Charity (BMC). This postgraduate scholarship will be known as the Berkshire Masonic Charity Scholarship in Pharmacy, and the grant will be paid at £5,000 per year over 3 years

The first cheque for £5,000 was presented on behalf of the BMC by John Palmer, Secretary of the BMC, and Stan Crooks of Grey Friars Lodge No. 1101, the Berkshire Universities Scheme lodge, to Dr Becky Green, Head of the Pharmacy Department, in the presence of University of Reading Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell.

Shedload of help

Easter 2014 saw the callous theft of a shed from Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Primary School near Reading in Berkshire. The pupils' favourite toys were left strewn across the playground, with some being damaged beyond repair by the weather.

The Berkshire Masonic Charity (BMC) has stepped in and replaced the shed for the school at a cost of £1,500.

Class teacher Jane Evans said: 'We are delighted to have the new shed and we are very grateful for the help and support of the BMC.' David Jarvis, Provincial Almoner said 'It was a great privilege for the BMC to be able to help and to see the smiles on the faces of the children.'

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