On Monday 8th October the Worshipful Master Eddy de Bie and Brother John Gilbert from The Lodge of Discoveries No.9409 of the English Freemasons in the Algarve had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for 2.000€ to the Representative of the “Associação Oncológica do Algarve” (AOA), Sra. Maria de Lurdes Pereira at the Hotel Garbe in Armacão de Pera.

As is customary within Freemasonry the Worshipful Master chooses a charity to which he wishes to donate funds. Which, with the help of the Brethren and their Ladies is raised through various events organized during his year in office, i.e. B:B:Q, Lunches and the high light of the year, the Ladies Night held at the Hotel Garbe, which went with a bang thanks to the professionalism of the Management and Staff.

The Worshipful Master Eddy de Bie chose to support the Cancer Research Unit in Faro as the charity for his year in office. The AOA is currently building a hostel in Faro, near the Radiotherapy Unit, where patients coming from different parts of the region may stay whilst undergoing radiotherapy treatment, therefore this cheque will be put to good use supporting this project.

Without the help and support of his fellow Masons he could not have achieved raising this sum of money and he wishes to thank all and everyone for their combined efforts. Sra. Maria de Lurdes Pereira expressed her admiration for the charitable work that the English Freemasons in the Algarve are currently engaged in and gave heartfelt thanks on behalf of the Associação Oncológica do Algarve for this wonderful donation and assured that it will be faithfully applied by the AOA.

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