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Movember - Jas Bassan

10 January 2021 ~ Published in News. Read 34 times.

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I have always been a person who loved mystery and magic. And Freemasonary I found that. I knew of it and I used to see men in suits with Briefcases walking through the station and always found them to be polite decent men.

Then one day I was asked by a friend if I’d like to meet for a few drinks with others. And next thing I new I was asked to join Shepard’s Bush Lodge 1828. And my eyes were opened to some of the amazing work we do and the friendships that were to be made.

Along the route my work life balance over took for a while and I wanted a Lodge which was close r to home, and St Laurence 5511 stood out with their wonderful website. And the rest was history. I completed my Second and Masters Degree with men who would gladly call Brothers. I made some amazing friends at this Lodge and St Laurence really opened my eyes about what Freemasonary is all about.

During this journey, someone very close to me is battling Cancer. Every year for nearly 5 years I have every November participated in MOVEMBER- growing a Moustache over the November month and to raise money for charity. Being a Mason I would always contribute towards a charity, but because this was personal I thought I would try to raise a few quid. I had thought a hundred pounds raised for Cancer would have been amazing, but this figure so far within a week has been smashed! Within 5 days I managed to raise over £2500!!! And this was all donated by friends, Brothers and family!!! But I want to smash this figure further!! Cancer is a horrible nasty disease and can effect anyone. Not only the sufferer but their loved ones. And hand on heart my loved ones battle is my battle. And this is why I have pushed for a massive raise!