Masons lend a hand

Trevor Hickmott (second from right), flanked by Warwick Roberts and Don Seath, presented the cheque to Rural Support Trust chair Neil Bateup.

Masons have given a $7000 helping hand to the Rural Support Trust.

Lodge Copernicus, which meets in Cambridge, initiated the fundraising and gained additional funds from Lodge Waikato and the Freemasons Charity Fund.

A number of Waikato Lodges have also opened up their Lodge rooms for use by the Rural Support Trust and provided other support.

Trevor Hickmott, Master of Lodge Copernicus, said the trust was providing a vital service to the rural community through its help line and a team of coordinators and facilitators.

The two organisations had much in common – “both organisations have as their guiding principles the need to help people less fortunate than themselves with tolerance, care, kindness, honesty and trust,” he said.

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