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Ellerslie Masonic Centre, 9A Robert Street, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
Charity
Charity is a cornerstone of Freemasonry.

Within the Lodge in the last year we have:

Worked with masons from other lodges to try and make Christmas more
pleasant for children attending the Kid'z First hospital at Middlemore
Provided additional equipment to the Carlson School for Handicapped
Children
Helped with equipment for the new national pre-natal treatment centre to
save the lives of twins at National Women’s Hospital

We join with other English lodges to contribute to the District Charity. The District
Charity undertakes major projects which have included significant support for the
Heart Foundation.
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As part of training guide dogs for the
blind, the
Royal New Zealand
Foundation for the Blind invites
volunteers to act as puppy walkers.
Puppy Walking
training where it is assessed on a Dog
Centre for four to six months of training
where it is assessed variety of different
personality and temperament traits,
health aspects and guiding tasks.
guiding tasks.

The Prince of Wales Lodge is proud to
have supported this important
programme.
Puppy Walking - The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind
They place around
100 puppies each
year with volunteer
puppy walkers.
Their important role
is to socialise the
young dogs,
introduce them to
    situations they will encounter as guide
    dogs and provide them with love, care,
    and confidence during their first 12
    months of life.
The Lodge has been supporting the
school for some years and, so far, has
assisted with
Construction of a garden play area
AV Equipment
Books
Computers
Touch screens for computers
Switch communication devices
The school is special school for
children with Cerebral Palsy and
similar conditions. It is a regional
school, in that students travel to it from
the greater Auckland region. The
students are verified high or very high
needs.

The school is situated adjacent to
Three Kings School which helps
Carlson students enjoy social and
academic mainstream opportunities.

Children receive therapy in a variety of
ways including individual sessions,
group sessions and ongoing
management in the classroom.

Occupational Therapy enables the
child to develop life skills that will
enhance his/her ability to interact with
society and their environment. Recent
innovations in technology have
enabled children with disabilities to
access computers and communication
devices.
Cadlson Garden - The Prince of Wales Lodge 1338 EC -English Freemasons
The Prince Of Wales Lodge is
proud to support the
Carlson School for Cerebral Palsy
On 6th December 2009, members of
the Prince of Wales Lodge joined
members of other lodges from across
Auckland to put up decorations around
the hospital.














On 9th December, a Christmas party
was held for children then at the
hospital. In addition the freemasons of
Auckland have provided a supply of
presents so all children who are
admitted to hospital in December
receive a present.
[AD 2009]
Kidz First Hospital
We join with all other lodges to support the
work of the Roskill Foundation which
makes significant charitable grants each
year.
In the past year these have included:

Assistance with the establishment of
a tissue bank for research at
Middlemore Hospital

Supporting the research work of
Professor Richard Faull (for which
research Professor Faull has been
awarded the Rutherford Medal)

Through the Royal Society of New
Zealand, sponsoring a New Zealand
student to undertake a three year
research project at the University of
Edinburgh

Assistance with relief for the victims
of the tsunami in Samoa
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Past  Charitable Activities
Carlson School Garden
Switch Notepad
Touch Screen
AV Equipment and Computer
Visit to Lodge Discovery No. 8737 Vanuatu



Over the years this Installation has been supported
by a group of English Masons from NZ.  Robin (my
wife) and I were invited to go to Vanuatu to attend
the Installation and to then go to the island of
Tanna to follow up on the hospital equipment the
Prince of Wales Lodge had donated previously.  
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The Installation of Bro. K Thomas
and Investiture of his Officers in Vanuatu
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Over the years this Installation has been supported
by a group of English Masons from NZ.  Robin (my
wife) and I were invited to go to Vanuatu to attend
the Installation and to then go to the island of
Tanna to follow up on the hospital equipment the
Prince of Wales Lodge had donated previously.  
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In November 2010, 8 members of POW
joined with 50 other Freemasons from
Auckland to decorate Kidz First
Hospital for Christmas to try and make
life a little pleasanter for those children
and families who have to attend
hospital over the Christmas season. And
we again supported the Christmas party
held for the children.  In 2010, over
500 presents donated by the
Freemasons will be given away to the
children who attend the hospital over
Christmas.
Kidz First Hospital
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