The Band of the Coldstream Guards is one of the Oldest and best-known military bands in the world which can trace its history back to a Royal Warrant issued by King Charles II on the 3rd January 1685.
In addressing the concert held in celebration of the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for County Durham Mrs Sue Snowdon, thanked the outstanding musicians for not only their service, but for the wonderful opportunity they freely gave to the Schoolchildren of County Durham with their coaching tips, help and encouragement to enjoy and love music.
His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant also thanked the incredible support and sponsorship given by the Freemasons of Durham which had ensured that the wonderful evening of musical enjoyment was made possible, but also their support which enabled the children to enjoy the opportunity to meet and work with the highest of calibre musical talent.
The Provincial Grand Master , John Thompson and the Chairman of Durham Benevolence John D Watts the Assistant Provincial Grand Master both expressed their pleasure and delight in having the opportunity to enable and “make a difference”
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”