“Oh yes they did!” Cambridge Aid receives support from Cambridge Freemasons Panto


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Picture: Cast from this years pantomime: Geoffrey Coad, Tony Kirby, Neil Taylor and Michael Perkins and (second from left) Joel Limmer from Cambridge Aid.

Charities in Cambridge have once again benefited from funds raised through pantomimes performed by Cambridgeshire Freemasons. The last 18 years have seen twelve pantomimes, performed at Masonic Centres in Cambridge and Newmarket, which have raised a total of £33,000.

One of the three charities which received funds from this year’s performance of Aladdin was Cambridge Aid, who provide a point of last resort for those in desperate financial need within Cambridge and its surrounding villages. Other charities receiving funds were Red2Green and Bare Necessities.

Joel Limmer, Chairperson of Cambridge Aid, explained: “We offer financial help to individuals and families in need, whilst the referring organisation may be dealing with the underlying causes of distress. The grants give comfort, provide basic essential needs and help to maintain dignity. This amazing donation will enable to continue with our charitable work”

Freemason Mark Long, pantomime director and leading dame added “Our pantomimes put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ and I believe that is why our long-running productions have such a keen cast and crew and are enjoyed by so many, we are already planning for next year”.

About Freemasonry in Cambridgeshire
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 33 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: https://www.cambridgeshirefreemasons.org.uk