Cambridgeshire Freemasons “Auction of Promise” Helps Newmarket Scouts


Newmarket Scouts

St. Wendred Lodge, which meets at Newmarket Masonic Hall, were thrilled to present a cheque for £700 to the 1st Newmarket Scout Group during a recent meeting at the Scout Group Headquarters. The presentation was long overdue as the lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions had previously prevented a visit.

The money was raised by St Wendred Lodge through raffles and a quiz night which included an “Auction of Promise” with Lodge members donating some fantastic lots. This has been further supplemented by funding from City & University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust.

Jun Thompson, the Group Scout Leader, said “Many thanks to St Wendred Lodge for this generous donation. It will be used to buy equipment to support the group’s activities, and this includes the purchase of an event shelter, barbeque and new maps and compasses.”

Paul Pearson, Master of the Lodge, said, “We are delighted to be able to give our support to the 1st Newmarket Scout Group. It is always important to us to support our local community.”



About Cambridgeshire Freemasonry:
The Masonic Province of Cambridgeshire is relatively small, with Masonic Centres in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There are around 1500 Freemasons and 30 individual lodges. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and inclusivity, with members drawn from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. We welcome enquiries from anyone who is curious about our values and our history. More information is available on our website and enquiries should be directed to our Provincial Office in Cambridge via or to our Provincial Information Officer:
Jon Cooper
07714 763427