Gunner Lodge No 1789 Raises Funds For Military Charity to Combat Stress

L to R: Bro Johnny Cook, Junior Deacon – WBro Jack Hargreaves MVO, Worshipful Master, Mr Darren Jackson – WBro Barry Adamson, Secretary

Members of Ubique Lodge No 1789, the Lodge of the Royal Artillery, together with wives/partners and guests raised the sum of £2,000 at their annual Summer Ball held at the Union Jack Club, London in June 2019.

 The Worshipful Master of the Lodge, WBro Jack Hargreaves MVO nominated Combat Stress, the UK leading charity for veteran’s mental health, as his preferred charity for his year.

His brother had been diagnosed with
PTSD following various operational tours
in Bosnia, Kosova and the Gulf, and this
was his way of giving something back for
their support.

The presentation of the cheque was made
to the Combat Stress representative Mr
Darren Jackson, himself an ex-gunner.
Due to the corona virus the presentation
was held outside the main entrance of
Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street,
London, in October 2020 with adequate
social distancing being observed.

For over a century Combat Stress has been
helping former servicemen and women
deal with issues like post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today they provide specialist treatment
and support for veterans from every service
and conflict, focusing on those with
complex mental health issues.

This article is part of the Arena Magazine, Issue 43 January 2021 edition.
Arena Magazine is the official magazine of the London Freemasons – Metropolitan Grand Lodge and Metropolitan Grand Chapter of London.

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