On Saturday 2nd June,  the Provincial Grand Master Ian Craigs donated a cheque of £1,550 to the Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club.

The cheque was received on behalf of the club by Jim, who is one of the many younger folk who enjoy these facilities. The funds come from the Freemasons of Northumberland, which is also known as the Richard Henry Holmes Masonic Benevolent Fund.

During the visit there was a tour of the club facilities and also the chance to try some of the equipment, with the weigh-in machine being put to the test.

Some of the members from Coquetdale Lodge No.5122 who originally applied to the fund for a donation on the clubs behalf,  were present; W.Bro. W. Thomson Bathgate PProvSGW (Treasurer), W.Bro. Robin P. Murray (Secretary) and W.Bro. Alan Thompson (Immediate Past Master).

Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club provides a vital role in the local community, providing lasting positive impact on those that take part. Whether providing confidence, patience, or character, participants learn skills that help put them on the road to a successful life.

Some of their number, including their organiser Gary Pattinson and one of the club’s and England’s young female rising stars were absent as they were taking part in a competition at an event in Penrith, the ‘Lord Lonsdale Box Cup’.