The presentation was made to highlight the thanks and appreciation of both Lodges to Bro. George Tyler, a Past Master of No. 85 and an Honorary Member of 482.
Having provided musical accompaniment for many years at every one of the degrees at the two Lodges, Bro. George had recently decided to retire.
As his wife Evelyn is resident at the Care Home, Bro. George decided this was a fitting way for the money to be donated.
Bro. George is pictured accepting the cheques in the company of Merchiston Deputy Manager Mrs Ann Lyell and making the presentations are Bro. Alan Banks R.W.M. of Lodge Kirknewton & Ratho No. 85 (left) and Bro. Murrie Thomson, Past Master and secretary of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland 482.
The donation was made up of £100 from each Lodge plus a personal donation of £100 from Bro. Glen Brown R.W.M. of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland who was unfortunately unable to attend, having slipped and fell only a few days earlier and broken his shoulder.
Both Bro. George and Ann Lyell thanked the Lodges for their generosity, saying the money would be put to good use.
Bro. Alan and Bro. Murrie joined is saying: "Bro. George's musical accompaniment has enhanced our degrees for a long number of years and, although we'll miss his contribution, we're delighted to see these donations being put to such positive use."