Scouting for Classrooms in the Clouds

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A group from the East Midlands Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association were out and about again last weekend helping another local charity. John Perridge (President) is pictured presenting a cheque for £200 to Scout Jacob Cliff of the 4th Melton Scout Group; also pictured are girl Scouts Annabel Needham & Felicity Cole.

The Scouts are raising money for the charity ‘Classrooms in the Clouds’ with various fund-raising activities such as quiz nights and other social events. The Group are hoping to raise over £3,500 and will be travelling to the remote areas of Nepal in October 2020 to deliver a cheque for the amount raised.

‘Classrooms in the Clouds’ exists to support education in Nepal, it achieves this by building schools in remote areas where there are currently no educational facilities, and is inspired by its Nepali Trustee Dawa Geljen Sherpa. Dawa was raised in Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, and ran away from home to go to school as an 11-year-old boy! He is passionate about improving the educational opportunities for young people and ensuring remote rural communities survive.

Membership of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association is open to all Masons. The aim of the association is to raise money for charity, the profile of Freemasonry with the general public, and motorcycling within Freemasonry. If you have a motorbike and are interested in finding out more please email the local Vice President, and Nottinghamshire Mason, Richard Wheelhouse at