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Back to School for MEGS

posted on 16 October 2017


Joy in using the facility

It was ‘back to school’ for Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Phil Hall, in this case a very special school; Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common, Erdington, Birmingham. He was there with fellow Royal Arch Masons and many special guests on a School Open Day to present a cheque representing the final instalment of £25,200 which has paid for two Rebound Therapy Units to support and aid the development of children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

It was a very special day for the school with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood, a former Governor also in attendance and taking time to open a new Nursery Unit. She was accompanied by Colin Diamond CBE the Council’s Corporate Director for Children and Young People.

You can read more background on our involvement with the school in a previous article:-
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In presenting our cheque to Head Teacher Steven Hughes Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Phil said the ‘it is one thing to raise money it is then essential to see that it is well applied’. It is a shame that there was not the capacity to allow many more Companions to attend for this is a truly outstanding way in which to apply our charitable giving, helping some of the children in our society with the greatest needs. The enthusiasm of all staff was uplifting.

Our guide around the school, Deputy Head Simon Harris, was keen to have us see the gym from which the trampoline which was originally used for Rebound Therapy has been removed, freeing up the space for other activities and the swimming pool which is over thirty years old and maintained to the highest standards. The facilities we have provided will be given similar care and aid children for many years to come.

The support of the Benevolent Fund is only made possible by the generous support of Companions and Chapters. Many thanks for the support.

MEGS and E Comp Fred Ditchfield deep in conversation with the Lord Mayor Deputy Head explains the positive impact on the School Gym MEGS and Lord Mayor cut the ribbon Megs Presents the Cheque