This year our Worshipful Master, W.Bro Gary D Evans, chose to support the charity, Hands at Work in Africa. Gary and his wife Sandra have personally supported the charity for many years. So it seemed like the logical choice for Gary. Gary’s plan is to raise £1000 during his term in office – enough to provide a village in South Africa with their first toilet facilities.
This video shows one such toilet being built in South Africa in July 2013 by locals and Hands at Work volunteers.
Gary said: “I still find it incredible that in this day and age communities in the world do not have access to even basic toilet facilities… Something many of us in this country take for granted.”
Hands at Work in Africa, is a Christian non-profit organisation working in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS, poverty and numbers of orphans are highest and support structures are very low. Helping the local church in those communities to effectively care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Their ministry is to all those in need, regardless of race, class or religion.
As Gary’s year is drawing to a close, his target is now within reach after a further £300 was donated at out last Lodge meeting. However, if anybody would like to find some more information on the excellent work of this charity they can find out more on the Hands at Work website. Donations are welcomed on this website but if you can to set up a Standing Order using this form: