Yara is five years old and has many dreams. Her dreams and long-term goals are that she can support her head, sit, stand, or even run. Dolphin AID can help Yaras spasticity to loosen and build self-belief to help her on her way.

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Dolphin AID is not free nor is it cheap. A 5 figure sum is needed in order to send Yara for therapy along with her closest family.

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As Yara is part of the SCHAKI family she is fully dersiving of this trip as unfortunatly time is against her due to her illness. To that end DORIC lodge has paid for her flight ticket (€500) to Curacao as and when time allows. Flights for the rest of the family amount to €2890, therapy €15000, hotels €4000 plus any other costs.

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Below is an extract from an E-Mail with Marc, (Yaras father pictured above)“…ja, das wird hoffentlich wirklich super. Am Mittwoch kommt Yara endlich aus der Reha nach Hause, 6 Monate gehen zu Ende. Im Mai kommt dann noch die OP an der Hüfte… Wir hoffen sehr, dass die Delfin Therapie so gut ist, wie alle sagen. Das Gute ist: es sagen wirklich alle, die schon mal da waren, dass es richtig gut ist und die Kinder dort in sehr kurzer Zeit einen großen Schritt nach vorne machen….”VIELEN LIEBEN DANK AN EUCH ALLE! 

“… yes, it will hopefully be really great. On Wednesday Yara will finally come home from rehab, 6 months will come to an end. In May, the operation on the hip will come … We very much hope that the dolphin therapy will be so good is, as everyone says. The good thing is: everyone who has already been there really says that it is really good and that the children there take a big step forward in a very short time.

None of these charity donations would have been made possible without the generous donation from Phoenix Lodge 847 in Berlin. Thank you.


Its my pleasuere as Worshipful Master to give you all an update as to what DORIC has been doing while we have not been able to meet in person.

Doric Lodge asked Tanja who is the coordinator for the SCHAKI self-help group in the local Osnabrück region to ask the group what sort of things the families (kids) needed to make their life better. Well, Tanja didn’t disappoint. She gave us a wishlist which made the Charity Steward pull out his hair at the length of it…..HOWEVER, after his marathon sittings in front of the computer ordering and paying, I can safely say his garage resembled something like an Amazon goods warehouse. All wishes were fulfilled. Things included big bean bags to fall into. Office stools which are ergonomic in that it helps the kids sit upright. Plates at an angle so that you only need a spoon to eat with. More swim vests as the first lot were a huge hit. What did amaze me is that there were a few left-hand rulers, one-handed nail clippers (by that mean if you ONLY have one hand you can still use them), one handed scissors (yes, they are a thing, just like the one handed nail clippers if you only have the use of one hand).

There were of course many more items on the list to make lives easier. These have been given out to the families by Tanja over the past week on our behalf. It is SCHAKI and DORICS plan to have a massive get-together once the current climate allows us to.

On Sunday the 23rd of May, there was a little presentation made. Ben recieved his trike and at the same time DORIC slipped in a few banners to “promote” what we as Freemasons do best. Charity.

None of these charity donations would have been made possible without the donation of €6000 from Phoenix Lodge 847 in Berlin. They donated the money with the remit that we use it exclusively for SCHAKI. We are very grateful for the donation.

Charity Efforts – Masonicare’s Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal

Read a letter which has been received from the Masonicare’s Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal in Australia thanking all of the Brethren and Lodges who have made donations to the Disaster Relief Appeal.

On behalf of the Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Glyn Edmonds, I would like to thank you all for your donation no matter how small, as you know every little bit counts and it is nice to know that the money we have donated is going to help those that need it.

Masonicare’s Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal.

Charity Efforts – Star of Saxony

I am pleased to be able to send you the article I wrote for our charity Cheque which we handed over to the Bruno Lelieveld Haus in MG on the 7th December.

This is another triumph for the Star of Saxony and at the same time awareness in the community of not only our existence but the good we do for the local area.

Newspaper article

More GL Charity Efforts!


On behalf of all in the photo and those that aren’t, a huge thank you for the generous donations from your all.
This event as well as the others we have already done together is typical of this Zusammen Arbeit, that brings great satisfaction to those involved and demonstrates how we are putting our, yours, all donations to good use. Doric members clearly pay out of Doric Ents.
You are all aware now about Schaki and what we are doing for them – But they are Germany wide SHG near to you for sure, whose kids and parents are all in the same boat.
As I have said before, we can plainly see the impact that we are making every time we meet. Everything is DU with the parents, the kids recognise us – perhaps they know that they are going to get sweets and gifts lol…… The parents continue to say that they are almost overwhelmed by the attention and generosity. Its because we have been touched and affected by their plight or life they have for ever and the sheer fact that Kids, babies – unborn babies having strokes is simply unbelievable – WELL IT IS NOW!!!!!
Doric will not stop in its role in this project.
In total 60 were able to make the effort and turn out for the event – 38 Schakis + 1 baby and 20 Dorics + one WM baby.
The Lodge paid the entrance fee for everybody (zoo gave us a great discount), gifts for the kids (Pannini Zoo Sticker Albums and Zoo Drink Becher and for the little ones Stofftiere hand puppets) and obviously waffles and crepes and doughnuts and pop and …. and Glühwein mit schuss to keep the big kids happy.
The GOTU did his bit too, ensuring that the weather was actually very pleasant – although this still causes friendly debate between the Germans and British. i.e. Im in a T-shirt and they are wrapped up……………… you all know what I mean.
Once again a massive thank you to :
Grand Lodge
Rose of Minden
Red Cross of Constantine
WBro Steve Barr – deserves a special mention too.
I would also ask that this thanks be passed onto those in your lodges that have contributed in any way.

Charity — Doric Lodge 886

Doric Lodge and its families, took the kids and families of SCHAKI to watch a play at the Waldbühne in Melle.

Doric Lodge 886 took on all the organisation and of course the costs of this event so that the families could simply enjoy a stress free afternoon. We are very aware that the kids loved it but equally important for us too is that the parents could relax a bit in this mixed and integrated family atmosphere. This is something that they say they lack or miss due to the isolation they face with this issue. No problem for us – we simply treat them all the same as we would any other member of the Doric family. Financial donations are great and help a lot but the physical activity is something that even the state do not offer these families.

We at Doric are determined to promote this charity and at the same time put ourselves in the positive public eye.

We are holding the Doric Summer BBQ next Saturday 6th July at the Deutsche Scholle, where once again we have taken on all the organisation and costs for the entire event and all that attend from the Doric/Schaki family. Any brother and his family are welcome to attend – simply get in touch with us – FB or our webpage