Richmond Freemasons bring festive cheer

Pictured are Harry Elliott, Jason Hammond, Santa (Chris Clay) and Georgie and the team from children's services.

Lennox Lodge Freemasons in Richmond have donated more than 250 presents for distribution to families struggling this Christmas.

The lodge’s Harry Elliott decided to act after becoming increasingly concerned for those less fortunate.

With the help of the other members of the lodge, he set out to buy selection boxes and small gifts to donate to families who may be struggling to make ends meet at this time of year.

When they had finished they had purchased and wrapped over 250 items.

Harry along with Santa and the worshipful master of the lodge Jason Hammond presented the gifts to Georgie Lonsdale at North Yorkshire County Council children’s services for distribution to families.