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Yorkshire Freemasons raise over £2k for support centre

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Breast Cancer Haven Manager Debra Horsman (second left) with Freemasons John Boyington (far left) and John Gledhill (centre), and Raymond and Janice Lodge who helped organise the walk

Breast Cancer Haven – the national charity with a support centre in Leeds – has received a welcome financial boost from local Freemasons.

The breast cancer support charity – together with the Freemasons 2017 Royal Benevolent Institution Festival – are the beneficiaries from a “Tow Path Trek” in the Colne Valley, when 70 Freemasons, family and friends raised a total of £2,510.

This donation of £1,255 from the fraternity – which next year celebrates its 300th anniversary – is part of its ongoing support for Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire.

In 2008, it presented the charity with a cheque for £250,000 that helped fund the launch of the East Street centre.

Breast Cancer Haven provides a wide range of therapies, emotional support and information for those affected by breast cancer and their families.

John Gledhill, from the Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding, said: “It was a privilege to see such inspirational services being provided by Breast Cancer Haven in helping people affected by breast cancer.

“Our society has long been a supporter of Breast Cancer Haven, and we hope to continue the partnership with this commendable charity, and it is great to see our donations being put to good use.”

Breast Cancer Haven manager Debra Horsman said: “I am delighted to receive the cheque from the Freemasons. Our services extend freely to anyone affected by breast cancer, whether that be just after diagnosis or pre, during or post-treatment.”