MEMBERS of a Freemasons group have made feeding Flintshire their main priority.

Chairman Paul Smith along with Group Five members donated £1,580 and 145kg of food and toiletries to the Flintshire Foodbank.

The initiative started before the Covid-19 crisis, with regular food donations by member Will Johnson and his wife Kerry.

Group Five then quickly adopted this appeal and set about increasing the amount of donations and support from all members.

Paul Smith said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to all Group 5 Freemasons for their heart-warming generosity and ongoing response to our appeal during the Covid-19 crisis. Special thanks to Basingwerk; Pennant; Croes Ati & Sir Watkin Lodge’s for their very generous support.”

From April 1 to June 5, Freemasonry, together with The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) supported 278 local charities and projects at a total cost of £1,345,908 as part of the Freemasons Covid-19 community fund.

The fund is there to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people during the crisis.

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