Albany Lodge Donate £20,000

Albany Lodge Donate £20,000 for the Surrey Festival

At their meeting on Monday 31st March, 2014, North Surrey Masters’ Lodge were pleased to host a presentation by members of Albany Lodge No. 2652, of a cheque for £20,000 to the Surrey 2019 Festival.  The donation was given by the Lodge as a consequence of a bequest from Mrs Kunic, whose husband had been a member of Albany Lodge, and she had asked that the Lodge use the donation to support the RMBI.

The presentation followed a fascinating talk given by VW Bro Chris Caine, PGSwdB, RMBI Grand Vice President entitled ‘Dementia support within the RMBI Homes’ and which was well received by the Members.


W Bro Colin Evans, Worshipful Master of Albany Lodge, gave a brief but impassioned explanation of the circumstances relating to the donation and the significance of the talk for his own family.

The RW Provincial Grand Master Eric Stuart-Bamford, received the cheque and expressed his gratitude for such a significant donation in the early stages of the Festival. He confirmed that the donation from Albany Lodge was further evidence that Surrey Masons were already showing their support for the Festival and the work of the RMBI.

Pictured from left to right:-

W. Bro Graham Peters, PGStB, PProvJGW – WM of North Surrey Masters’ Lodge

W. Bro John Pagella, DepGSuptWks, PPGSutpWks – Senior Warden of North Surrey Masters’ Lodge

RtW Bro Eric Stewart-Banford, Provincial Grand Master

W. Bro Brian Mitchell, PPAGSwdB – Junior Warden of North Surrey Masters’ Lodge

W. Bro Colin Evans, PPGReg – WM of Albany Lodge

W. Bro Ian Chandler, ProvSGW and Chairman of the Festival Committee

W. Bro David Millen, PPGSuptWks – Charity Steward of Albany Lodge and Member of North Surrey Masters’ Lodge

W. Bro Jonathan Murdock, PPJGD – Member of Albany Lodge and North Surrey Masters’ Lodge