Community Bus thrives from Local Freemasons

On Friday 29th October, The East Lakes Group chairman (Glyn Titterington) accompanied by David Stewart (Provincial Benevolent Fund Trustee) were proud to present a cheque for £2,000 to Kevin McGilloway (chairman of the Fellrunner Charity) to help fund the running of the service. This money was raised as part of the Provincial Grand Master’s Initiative.

The Fellrunner minibus has served a vital role in the Eden and Carlisle community for over 40 years and is currently operated and run by a group of volunteers. They currently have three 17 seater minibuses, all with disabled access and provide an invaluable,  non-profit transport to over 20 rural communities. These communities are mostly isolated and without any other bus service. This charity is all run by volunteers and proved to play a vital part in the communities wellbeing during the recent pandemic. During lockdown, It was used to collect and deliver food and shopping, for the elderly and vulnerable residents living in those isolated areas.

This donation will help keep the minibuses on the road and to keep up this vital role for the community, as the maintenance and running costs for these buses are considerable. If anyone wants more information, Kevin McGilloway has kindly offered to attend the next meeting of the Chapter of Regularity on the 24th November and talk more about the amazing work they do.

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