W.Bro Dave Marshall, Olicana Lodge, presents a cheque for £781.00 to Jenny McCaskill of:


The Freedom Of Spirit Trust For Border Collies, Eldwick Bingley.


W.Bro Simon Derbyshire with Collie - Jim, his  second Collie from the FOSTBC. 


His first Collie Smokey also from FOSTBC passed away recently. 


He said "The trust  undertakes  fantastic work in looking after abandoned Colley dogs,  training and re housing. It is a charity very  dear to my heart".


" I am absolutely delighted that we, as Freemasons,  have been able to help and support their valuable work" 

Above Picture of Barbra Sykes (Right) Founder of FOSTBC along with Jenny McCaskill.

Addingham Good Neighbours established its Work Shed in Autumn 2021. It meets weekly on Monday mornings in the Scout Hall at the rear of the Sports Pavilion, an ideal venue. 


The sessions of up to 16 people are led by Ken Edgar and produce a range of wooden items including toys, bird, bat and hedgehog boxes from recycled materials. 


Activities also include other crafts, games and quizzes. Material storage has been an increasing issue and has been solved by the provision of the new wooden shed. This will also provide the opportunity to produce a wider range of products.

The shed was funded by a grant from the Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding
through their Community Fund, as the result of a successful application by the Ilkley freemasons - Olicana Lodge. 


Their Worshipful Master, David Marshall, expressed his delight at the continued work of Freemasonry in being able to help Charitable and Community
organisations, like Addingham Good Neighbours, with their excellent and rewarding work.

Addingham Good Neighbours was formed in May 2019 as an unincorporated organisation, for the well being of older residents of Addingham. Since launching, it has become increasingly successful and is always looking to extend its range of
activities on offer.

It is extremely grateful to the Freemasons for financing the new shed, to the Scouts
for allowing us to use their premises and to the Parish Council who are the

A grant of £5000 awarded to the: The Beamsley Project Charitable Trust who specialise in self catering holidays for people with additional needs.


Helping - Friends of Ilkley River Side Parks - Replacing some for their gardening equipment so they may continue their fantastic work in keeping the Park looking attractive.

Ukranian Appeal

The response from the Community of Ilkley to those in need was astounding. 

The Freemasons of Ilkley had their work cut out to ensure it was Sorted & Distributed – but it founds its way those who needed it Most

A Huge thanks to the People of Ilkley -West Yorkshire.



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