Freemasons cash pushes Exmouth scouts towards fundraising target
PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 May 2017
Freemasons from Exmouth have donated vital funds to a scout group hoping to go abroad to pay its respects to those who have died in conflict.
The 7th Exmouth Scouts have been fundraising for a trip to De Kluis, in Belgium, which will include a visit to Tycot Cemetery and to a Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Freemasons from four Exmouth lodges have donated £750 to the cause, bringing the total raised so far to more than £7,000.
Scout leader Ian Edgecumbe said this has paid for the trip in principal, but money is still need to hit the £11,000 target to buy supplies.
He also thanked the following organisations, which have helped to raise the total so far: The Royal Marine Association, Exmouth - £100; The Viscount Amory Trust, Exmouth - £250; The Pain Trust, Exmouth - £2,600; The Norman Family Trust, Budleigh Salterton - £50; Mrs M Wallace, Exmouth - £50; Ms J Baker, Exmouth - £100; Chapter of Harmony Masons, Budleigh - £100, plus an anonymous donation of £1,000; Budleigh Salterton and District Lions Club - £100.
The scouts will be holding a fundraiser in the Magnolia Centre on Saturday, June 3, from 9.30am, asking members of the public to sponsor a wooden cross with a message on which will be taken to a garden of remembrance in Belgium. Half of the funds raised on the day will go to the trip and half to the Royal British Legion.
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