As a freemason for over 25 years, I always love visiting Vulcan Lodge 4382. Its warm, welcoming and the festive board you are made to feel welcome amongst friends. Like being out with your family. I have always liked belonging, I belonged to the Cubs and I belonged to the Sea Cadets. As I grew older I realised that I missed the camaraderie, teamwork & ceremonial side to those organisations. Therefore, when I had the opportunity to join Freemasonry I was pleased to find that a similar ethos applied. This aspect, together with the charitable works that Freemasons undertake, gives me a feeling of ‘belonging’ again and I feel that I am doing good and giving something back to society at the same time.