TWO Warrington charities who have benefitted from charitable donations from Cheshire Freemasons during the past year were invited to a celebratory evening.

Head of the Cheshire Freemasons, Stephen Blank, welcomed a number of dignitaries and charity representatives and voluntary workers to the event to hear how organisations have benefited from £1 million donated by the group.

The event was attended by charities and organisations from across Cheshire, including the Children's Adventure Farm Trust in High Legh and Papyrus near the town centre.

Stephen Blank said: “Freemasons are not a charity themselves and we do not collect money from the public, but every lodge makes collections from its members for charitable use and this soon adds up.

"I am proud to be able to advise that Cheshire Freemasons continue to support so many good causes.

“It is both interesting and rewarding for the members to know how the money they donate is being used and it is evenings like this that help to show just that. I am grateful to the generosity of our members, to the team who work so hard criss-crossing Cheshire looking for good causes, and of course the many organisations who benefit from the actual handover of the cheques and do such amazing work day in, day out."