Just like all New Zealand Lodges, and every other Masonic charitable source in the country, the Foundation was asked to contribute towards the Freemasons New Zealand 125th Anniversary project for the Blind Foundation of New Zealand.
How could we refuse such a worthy cause. The target was the cost of 125 special digital disc players (‘Daisy’ Players) for blind and low-vision people wanting the life-changing faculty of using the Blind Foundation’s recorded book library. With the Blind Foundation sharing this historic milestone with us – both organisations formed in 1890 – we were only too happy to generously respond.
Pleasing to note was way in which many Lodges and Districts also answered to the call for their charity – in true Masonic spirit.
The cheque was presented at the celebration dinner in Christchurch in May by Grand Master MW Bro John Litton to a very thankful and appreciative recipient.