As part of World Wide effort to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry, Queen Street Masonic Hall in Sunderland will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 24th June 2017, 300 years to the day when freemasons in it’s current format was formed.
On this day, as well as a whole host of fun activities for all of the family the Mayor of Sunderland, Cllr Doris MacKnight will be in attendance along with 15 local councillors and members of the Volunteer Community Sector Group to present 6 cheques on behalf of Durham Benevolence (The Charitable Arm of Durham Freemasons) to worthy local causes.
Queen Street Masonic Hall is one of the oldest working masonic lodge room’s in the world and experienced freemasons will be on hand to give members of the public  guided tours of the premises.
The Hall will also host a Teddy Bears Picnic where every local child who attends will receive a small Teddy Bear (limit numbers are available) as part of our Tender Loving Care scheme, this scheme has supplied every A&E Department within the old boundaries of County Durham with over 75,000 teddies over the last ten years with over 2 million supplied World Wide. These are given by the A&E nurses, at their discretion to distressed young children in need of comfort and support and have been a huge success since their introduction.
Contacts at the hall who will be available on the day are Robin Middleton robincmiddleton@gmail.com and Dave Dorward d.dorward1@yahoo.com