15 November 2017

Biggenden Masonic Music Group supporting their community

The Biggenden Masonic Music Group has been running for more than seven years and host a concert in Biggenden at least one night a year to raise funds for local charities. The Group is coordinated by Chris Roberts, past Senior Warden for Biggenden Lodge, who chooses songs and plays the guitar. There are twelve members in the group, four of which are Biggenden Lodge members. They host practices and meetings beneath the Lodge.

This year on 10 June, their concert was held in the Biggenden Memorial Hall and the proceeds were recently distributed. Other members of the Biggenden Masonic Music Group include Wor Bro Brian Ledwidge, Lodge Treasurer, and Wor Bro Allan Williams, Master. Representatives presented two cheques of $200 to Liz Vicary of the Biggenden Hospital Auxiliary and Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager, and Maria Burnet of Rotary Lodge, Bundaberg.

The local charities were chosen due to the great work that they do in the local community. Biggenden Hospital Auxiliary run the palliative care unit at Biggenden Hospital, surviving on donations which help run the unit. The Rotary Lodge in Bundaberg provides accommodation for patients in the hospital and also rely on donations, as they do not receive government support.

More than 85 people, mostly families and children, attended the concert; a great turnout for Biggenden!