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The total amount raised was over $10,100.00 which allowed her to purchase a sprinting blade from Iceland that was later attached to a custom made socket, molded to fit her leg locally in New Zealand. The remaining money also assisted with competition costs to Australia.

This season Anna has completed in many competitions including the Victoria Open & Para Athletics Champs, New Zealand National Champs and Australian Junior Champs and has to her credit obtained several medals including Bronze, Silver and Gold in her events. In her speech she thanked the Freemasons for allowing her to chase her dream of becoming a world class para-athlete.

Mr. Brown who is the school Property Manager and Justice of the Peace said “that working in such a large school you see many talented young students come through the gates and it’s nice to be part of a network that can put the help of structure in place to help these extremely talented and motivated young people along their way”

Mr. Brown went on to say that this is not the first time that the North Shore District has worked successfully with the Freemasons Charity for successful project outcomes he has had the privilege to work with a small organizing committee which has included the guidance of the District Grand Master at the time.

The North Shore District has been involved in a number of projects over the last decade including “Save the Children CD” which was also supported by the Varity Artist with contributions of songs by well-known New Zealand Artist, two Charity auctions for Child Cancer, two Black tie dinners one for Child Cancer and one for Foster Hope.

An Art Auction organized by V W Bro Burrows and his trustee team. We had another Westlake Girls High School girl that we raised money for her to attend “Space Camp” in Cape Canaveral and recently a Black tie dinner for Foster Hope and Grandparents raising Grandchildren. All of these projects have been done in conjunction with the Freemasons Charity.

The Freemasons Charity has always been very supportive and very willing to help. It is my personal conviction that Freemasonry should be very much involved in its community and seen to be acknowledged for the good that they do in the community as Charity is the ‘heart of freemasonry” The effort of setting up a project is far outweigh by the pleasure of being able to give at the conclusion of that project. 

W Bro Grant Brown
Past Grand Sword Bearer
Lodge Albany Takapuna 202