FREEMASONS in Huddersfield have been handing out large grants from their coffers.
They have joined others from across West Yorkshire in donating money to a string of worthy causes.
Hade Edge FC, who field several teams in the Huddersfield District Football League, has been awarded £18,000 to improve their facilities at Flowery Fields.
They will bring benefits for about 100 youngsters linked to the club’s junior section.
The grants are part of an £80,000 distribution by West Riding Freemasons at their recent annual meeting in Harrogate.
Provincial Grand Master John K Clayton said he was delighted to be able to provide support in various communities and said that this year’s major grants were a follow up to the total of £223,000 distributed last year to celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A number of Huddersfield groups benefited in 2012, including Hepworth Brass Band (£20,000) and Colne Valley Museum (£12,000).