Brethren, as we approach the end of year 4 in our 5-year Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys which will end early in 2021. I have just announced that we have passed our original target and we have now raised a total of …
This is a phenomenal achievement by the members of our Craft Lodges, Royal Arch Chapters and many other orders and organisations who have given their support.
Everyone who is contributing to the Festival, in whatever way, should be rightfully proud of what they have achieved so far. I hope you will agree with me that it is our duty to raise as much as we can in the time we have left.
Whatever we raise in excess of the original target will be a bonus that we can be proud of.
Your generosity, the hard work of our Charity Stewards and the numerous volunteers who are organising the many and varied fund raising events continues to excite and enthuse our members.
I express my sincere appreciation to all of these volunteers, our Charity Stewards, our Hall Ambassadors and especially the 2021 Festival Team under the leadership of John Thompson for their continuing support in the work that they do. The Province of Durham committed to a 5 year fundraising campaign and I urge you all to keep on supporting the Festival until our conclusion in 2021. I hope you all become Festival Stewards and to make every effort for your lodge to reach its potential.
We have exciting events planned for 2020, please get involved we have one year left to make a real difference. Once again thank you.
Provincial Grand Master
29th November 2019
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”….
“My husband would be so proud that you still contact me so many years after his death, thank you for remembering me”
“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
“I feel that I have a much better understanding of the whole Masonic story after joining the Royal Arch”
What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
“The teachings of the masonic ceremonies helped me to be a better father, better husband, better son and better neighbour”What Freemasonry has done for you
One of the best things I have ever done…
“Along with getting married, the birth of my children and Sunderland winning the FA Cup, becoming a Freemason is one of the best things I’ve ever done”