Cheshire Freemasons present minibus to Greater Manchester Scouts

A delegation of Freemasons attended Linett Clough Scout Camp near Marple recently to present a fully fitted 17-seater minibus to Greater Manchester East Scouts.

David Dyson hands over the keys to Steve Holloway (County Commissioner Greater Manchester East Scouts) David Dyson hands over the keys to Steve Holloway (County Commissioner Greater Manchester East Scouts)

Steve Holloway, County Commissioner was delighted to take ownership of the vehicle and on receipt of the keys said: “We are very grateful to the Cheshire Freemasons for providing us with the minibus which will be used to carry Scouts, Cubs and Beavers to Camps and other outdoor events and the fact it has a wheelchair ramp at the rear is a real bonus.

Left to right – David Dyson, Craig Jones (Deputy County Commissioner), Dennis Talbot (Chairman of Cheshire Freemasons Charity), Steve Holloway County Commissioner, Freemasons Simon Palfreyman and Harry Knapton. Left to right – David Dyson, Craig Jones (Deputy County Commissioner), Dennis Talbot (Chairman of Cheshire Freemasons Charity), Steve Holloway County Commissioner, Freemasons Simon Palfreyman and Harry Knapton.

In recognition and thanks of the £33,000 vehicle, Steve presented the Masons with unique “neckers” incorporating both Masonic and Scouting emblems. They were delighted to be informed that they could be worn at all Scouting events as they were presented by a County Commissioner.

After the official presentation, the delegation were given a tour of the “Join in Jamboree” site which occurs every four years and were advised there were over 1600 adults and young people taking part in the 3 day event.

he specially designed Necker The specially designed Necker

They were encouraged to join in some of the activities and Senior Cheshire Freemason, David Dyson proved to have a talent for tomahawk throwing, just one of the many activities available to the attendees during the weekend.

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