Freemasons cash pushes Exmouth scouts towards fundraising target

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 May 2017

Pictured making the presentation to Ian Edgecumbe 7th Exmouth Scout Leader are (left to right) George Tumbridge of Per Mare Per Terram Lodge, Nigel Bradford of Rolle Lodge and David Bassett of Sun Lodge.

Pictured making the presentation to Ian Edgecumbe 7th Exmouth Scout Leader are (left to right) George Tumbridge of Per Mare Per Terram Lodge, Nigel Bradford of Rolle Lodge and David Bassett of Sun Lodge.

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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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