Lodge Buchanan 1499 (2004 - 2018)
11-13 Tabernacle Lane
Lodge Buchanan make substantial donations on a regular basis to local charities every year. In 2016 the successful beneficiaries were; Yorkhill Children's Hospital, Erskine Hospital, Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, CLIC Sargent & LMW.
1499 Sponsored "West Highland Way" Walk 2008
Brethren from Lodge Buchanan organised a sponsored charity walk, which took place on 19th April 2008. The walk started from Inverarnan to Inversnaid, then a much needed "refreshment break" or basically a couple of pints, them from Inversnaid to Rowardennan and then some more liquid refreshment. The distance was 14 miles and was two sections of the West Highland Way , all completed in one hot summer's day. There were 10 brethren that started . . . . and finished the walk.
The Lodge Buchanan brethren were Archie Fotheringham (RWM), Paul Kerr, Ian McCutcheon, Euan Hunter, Jim Leary, Derek Stibbs, Fred Stibbs, Billy Murphy, Stewart Wilson and Stewart Walker (WSW Kirkhill 1230)
Billy Kerr and Willie Rae were the back-up team with the minibus.
RWM Bro. Archie Fotheringham presented a cheque to RWPGM Bro. Jim Jack on the 19th May 2008 on behalf of Lodge Buchanan for £2065 for the 2008/9 Provincial Caravan Appeal.
Click on the photograph for further evidence of their determined hard work, you'll see it was a difficult "slog".
Twechar Youth Group Donation June 2010
RWM Ian McCutcheon presents a cheque for £1000 to a very pleased member of the Twechar Youth Group committee, who thanked Lodge Buchanan very much and stated it would go to very good use in keeping the youngsters in the area busy with a variety of activities.