Sister Francisca Perez-Garcia, Mother Superior, receives a cheque from the Lodge Secretary Don Oliver and “Jim” Brown, both past Masters of the Lodge

HOSPITAL OF THE IMACULADA PUERTO DE LA CRUZ

The New Year began, as always, for the Hospital of the Imaculada in Puerto de la Cruz, gratefully accepting a donation from Teide Lodge 34 to help them provide invaluable care for the residents, who are elderly ladies who have no sustainable income. The Hospital was founded more than 100 years ago and is administered by the Sisters of Maria Madre de la Iglesia.

Although Teide Lodge has fewer members than many of the other Masonic Lodges on the Island of Tenerife it has regularly been able to make annual donations, in excess of €700,  of  charitable aid for the Hospital, which has, in the past, been used to purchase bedding, specialist equipment etc.

This year’s donation of €802 will be used to purchase much needed kitchen equipment to cater for the needs of the 60 elderly ladies who reside in the Hospital.

APANATE ASSOCIATION

This year the Lodge is donating €600  to enable the APANATE Association in La Orotava to purchase 4 Tablets which the children will use to enhance their communication skills. With the help of these donations the Association is able to purchase equipment and visual aids, which assist those cared for by the Association communicate their thoughts and  ideas to their fellows and carers.

Apanate, is an  Association which assists persons  affected by autism inTenerife, was founded in July 1995 by a group of parents whose children were in need of help. In 2007  Apanate North Central was created to meet a growing demand for help, in and around La Laguna and La Orotava.

The Association promotes  many activities to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the people who are on the autistic spectrum and ensure their full integration in family, social and labour, at all stages of life: children, youth, adults and seniors citizens.

 

Charitable Works

Masons Support Local Charities

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes.

Officers of Lodge Teide 34 present a cheque for €600 to Profesora Maria Teresa Luis - Gonzales