The legacy of Rowley Lodge No1051, following its amalgamation with Sandylands Lodge No 5702 and Poulton Hall Lodge No 6647, has been passed down to the Poulton le Sands Lodge No 1051 and continues to make significant charitable contributions over 50 years since its inception.
In 1962 a small trust deed was established by the members of the then Rowley Lodge which attracted additional small donations but an additional, substantial bequest from the estate, upon his death in 1979, of Alfred Wiles, has enabled the continuing fulfilment of the original charitable aims and objectives of the trust which are generous in their scope. The fund, which has been invested in the charities official investment fund, once again generated an investment income that has allowed Poulton le Sands Lodge to make cheque presentations to St John’s Hospice, Lancaster and Cancer Care Slynedales Centre for £354 each. On receiving these latest donations, both Kimberley Collinson, Community Fundraiser at St John’s Hospice and Jane Staniford, Fund Raising Team Leader at Cancer Care, Slynedales, were delighted to acknowledge and register their appreciation for the regular and continuing support that both organisations receive from local Freemasons. Keith Lamb WM of Poulton le Sands Lodge commented that this was “a very satisfying duty to perform on behalf of the founders of and contributors to this special trust”. He continued, “We hope to continue being able to make a difference to the lives of those in need for many years to come”.