Freemasons’ foodbank aid in Keighley

Chris Bown (right) of Keighley Salvation Army, receives £1,000 for the church’s foodbank from Royal Yorkshire Lodge social secretary, David Paley (left) and worshipful master Chris Rushton

Chris Bown (right) of Keighley Salvation Army, receives £1,000 for the church’s foodbank from Royal Yorkshire Lodge social secretary, David Paley (left) and worshipful master Chris Rushton

First published in Keighley

Keighley-based Freemasons the Royal Yorkshire Lodge have given a cash boost to the town’s Salvation Army.

The lodge has handed over a £1,000 cheque to support the High Street church’s foodbank.

The money was raised through various activities, including raffles and social evenings, during Chris Rushton’s year as worshipful master.

“The lodge has helped us out before and we are extremely grateful for its support,” said Chris Bown, Keighley Salvation Army development manager.

“A few months ago it gave us £1,000 towards the purchase of a food container. This latest donation will be used to buy food.”

Mr Rushton said: “We have meetings every month and hold a raffle, so money has been raised with those and other events. We are based in Keighley and I wanted to do something for the town. The Salvation Army foodbank is such a worthy cause.”

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