Queen Elizabeth Court celebrates 300 Years of Freemasonry, raising over £20,000

12 July 2017

Residents and staff at Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno raised over £20,000 in the annual summer fair, organised by the Home's Association of Friends.

The summer fair also marked the Home's celebrations of the Tercentenary of Freemasonry, which took place on 24 June. Local charities and the public were invited to the Home on Clarence Drive to join residents, families and staff, and included Blind Veterans UK, St David's Hospice and Wales Air Ambulance, who have been receiving Masonic charitable support for the past few years.

Wales Air Ambulance brought a special surprise on the day when a helicopter landed near the Home's grounds. Guests enjoyed a range of stalls, selling local cheeses and wines, as well as entertainment. For children, there were also clowns and mini quad bikes to add to the fun. All funds from the day will go towards supporting activities for residents at Queen Elizabeth Court.

Activities Coordinator Gary Carr said: "It was a hugely successful day, with lovely weather and a great opportunity for the residents, families and the local community to all get together to celebrate 300 Years of Freemasonry. I don't think we've ever had a bigger event at the Home."